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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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METAL BOUND PINE TRUNK

September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY METAL BOUND PINE TRUNK

September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€150 (starting bid)

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Late 19th c. Victorian Steamer Trunk

September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Early 1900s Steamer Suitcase

September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Hope Chest with Marquetry ‚Finkentruhe‘, Marburg, Germany 1868

September 29, 2016, 9:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,100 (starting bid)

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Historicism Chest with Brass Fittings, 2nd Half 19th Century

September 29, 2016, 9:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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A blanket chest with flat lid, 18th century.

October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM WET
Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands

€70 (starting bid)

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