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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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PAINTED PINE 6-BOARD BLANKET BOX, 20TH CENTURY. HEIGHT 19 1/2

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$40 (1 bid)

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Restorable 2 Door Linen Press

July 29, 2016, 9:30 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Wood Truck w/ Decorative Top

July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Little Bytham, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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PA Painted Child's Chest attr.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$12,000 (starting bid)

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Southern Walnut Blanket Chest

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Footed 20th C. Bronze Mounted Blanket Chest

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sarasota, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Coffre, Vallée de la Sarine, XVIIIe s.

July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
VERBIER, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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Coffre de mariage, daté 1833.

July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
VERBIER, Switzerland

CHF400 (starting bid)

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An 18th Century elm plank coffer, 42ins wide x 15ins deep x 25ins high

August 3, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Canterbury, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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