Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Sea chest with an American Clipper on the lid, 19th century and repainted in the 20th century



  1. how big was a Sea Chest?

    >>varied in size from about 26" up to 40" long and from 16" wide to 26" wide, usually about 18" high. That doesn't sound like much room, but you can pack quite a bit of clothing and gear in there and it was often all a sailor possessed.<<

  2. At least the flag is flying the right direction...