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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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17th/ 18th Century Oak Coffer, with hinged lid and panelled body, enclosing a candle box

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Raised Carved Timber Lift Top Trunk

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD15 (starting bid)

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Timber Lift Top Trunk

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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Carved Reproduction Camphorwood Lift Top Trunk (Key in Office)

March 31, 2017, 9:30 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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English Carved Panel Blanket Box

March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

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PRIMITIVE WOODEN BLANKET CHEST

March 31, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bob Christian hand-painted Chinoiserie trunk

April 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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CONTINENTAL BLANKET BOX.

April 7, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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