American Painted Blanket Chest w/ Dovetailed Feet, Pennsylvania c. 1820(323 views)
AMERICAN POPLAR DOVETAILED BLANKET CHEST
Probably Pennsylvania, c. 1820-40; almost untouched condition
Item # 1401ETP11PP
This is a nearly untouched example of early Americana, an austere and unembellished blanket chest from the second quarter of the nineteenth-century. The top is a single solid plank of thick poplar with molding applied to the edges using cut iron nails, lifting over original cut and forged iron strap hinges (retaining original screws) to reveal a tidy interior with a small till on the left. An iron lock used to be attached to the inside, this and the clasp now absent. The clean lines of the front of the case are accentuated by the exposed dovetailing following from the sides through the original bracket feet. The entire surface retains a wonderfully patinated early red paint, almost certainly original. While many households do not have a need for blanket chests today, we've seen some very successful integration of these forms into period and primitively styled decors as entertainment stands (being of perfect width to compliment a television) and as a table flanked by a pair of chairs, perhaps in front of the window. And naturally, the blanket chest is ideally situated at the foot of the bed in a room of early decor.
Lock and clasp absent; feet worn, back right facing cracked and missing lower 2"ÂÂ; front right facing cracked at joint with molding; underside retaining just one original corner block, the others now absent - all feet are original. Original red painted surface, extensively worn, scraped and scarred; all screws original on original iron strap hinges. Retaining original cut iron escutcheon.
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Provenance: Private collection in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Dimensions: 49 1/8" W x 21 3/8" D x 25 3/4" H
Medium: Tulip Poplar (top, sides and front of case, parts of the till); Eastern White Pine (bottom, back of case, parts of the till)
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