Hadley chest

noun
Had·​ley chest | \ ˈhadlē- \

Definition of Hadley chest

: an Early American chest that has three panels in the front, a well, and one, two, or rarely three drawers and that is ornamented over the entire front with flat carving usually involving a tulip motif and sometimes including the initials of the owner

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from Hadley, Massachusetts

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“Hadley chest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hadley%20chest. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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