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Friday, March 28, 2014

Jonathan Newell's Trunk

oyster shells were used in Colonial construction
The bedchamber of the colonial family always contained a trunk and chest. The trunk was usually plain leather, the gilt leather, the cabinet and the seal skin. However, the inventory of the estate of Jonathan Newell included an oyster-shell trunk. Source: Records of York County, vol. 1675-1685, page 146.

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