Hadley chest

noun Had·ley chest \ˈhadlē-\

Definition of Hadley chest

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hadley chest

from Hadley, Massachusetts


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