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Blanket Chests

In its simplest form, this down-to-earth piece of furniture was a large wooden box with a hinged lift-top that functioned as a place to keep textiles, linens, and other items in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

Early blanket chests, also known as six-board chests, were barely-adorned and made from pine or birch. These bare-boned, hand-dovetailed storage pieces would eventually take on a new life and name as bridal or hope chests. Many were stained, painted, carved, or otherwise decorated to reflect their higher profile and were often crafted in one-, two-, or three-drawer styles.

Considered by many to be the "Mercedes of American chests," so-called Hadley chests were hefty, high quality oak repositories produced along the Connecticut River in Western New England between 1690... Read more

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

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19th c. Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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White Birch decorated blanket box

August 27, 2016, 4:30 PM EST
Mountain City, GA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pine blanket box 50

August 27, 2016, 4:30 PM EST
Mountain City, GA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Walnut period Chippendale two drawer blanket box-

August 27, 2016, 4:30 PM EST
Mountain City, GA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Oversized, hand painted Dutch Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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1800's Virginia one board construction Blanket Box

August 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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English Campaign Style Dome Top Sea Chest, 19th C

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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18th/19th cent. Mexican Blanket chest

August 28, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Ventura, CA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Een eikenhouten dekenkist met snijwerk.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€70 (starting bid)

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Een eikenhouten dekenkist.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Antique Steamer Trunk

September 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Clinton, TN, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Vintage Wooden Travel Trunk

September 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Clinton, TN, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN MINIATURE BLANKET BOX.

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$210 (starting bid)

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NEW ENGLAND BLANKET CHEST.

September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$280 (starting bid)

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Pumpkin orange blanket box

September 10, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Pittsfield, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Italian blanket box

September 18, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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