A few weeks ago I visited The Barns Foundation located in Merion, PA (near Philadelphia). "The Barns" is an art museum.One of the types of art Mr. Barns collected was painted hope chests.I found one in Room VII that has the name Susanna Ackerman 1792, painted on the front of the chest.I assume 1792, was her birth date. The chest had a lid that opened on the top and two drawers at the bottom that pulled out of the front.It appeared to be in excellent condition. The display did not include any further information about the chest.
I am curious about who this Susanna Ackerman 1792 might be.Can anyone help?