I really haven’t bought any furniture since we bought the house. I’m trying to keep the rooms clear so it’s easier to renovate. But when I do find pieces that I like and can afford I’m starting to pick them up. I spotted this piece at my friend Katherine’s letterpress studio in Marblehead. The box came from her mom who is an amazing collector—you would die with envy if you saw all the amazing antiques Katherine has in her house.
Katherine’s mom says it’s a Blanket Chest. The small box inside the chest is where the deed was kept. We found some writing inscribed on an inside panel. I’m not quite sure what it actually says but it was so cool to find. Maybe a love note?
I’m not sure where I’ll put the piece but it would be great as an extra table in my living room or at the end of my bed. Now I finally have storage for my wool blanket obsession.