High Cedar Chest

Title

High Cedar Chest

Subject

Furniture

Description

On her first evening at Northanger Abbey, Catherine discovers the large heavy cedar chest tucked away in her room. The chest has a tarnished silver lock and broken silver handles. Catherine struggles to open the chest, believing it to hold a dark secret, only to find it full of white cotton bed sheets. This mistaken assumption is the first of many she makes about Northanger Abbey’s mysteries, and though she vows to learn from her mistake and tame her imagination, she does not follow through.

Creator

unknown

Source

Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

4.jpg

Citation

unknown, “High Cedar Chest,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/294.