Rare and Unusual Paint-Decorated Blanket Chest

Rare and Unusual Paint-Decorated Blanket Chest
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Rare and Unusual Paint-Decorated Blanket ChestRare and Unusual Paint-Decorated Blanket Chest
New England, ca. 1820-1830.
White pine
Having a thumb-molded top opening to a well interior with a till, the conforming case
with an applied base molding is supported by shaped boot jack ends. The piece is complemented with a rare and unusual free hand-painted decoration of lozenges and dots on a salmon ground color.
Condition: Excellent untouched condition with original paint decoration.
Provenance: Collection of Jill and Mickey Baten; David Schorsch, Woodbury, Connecticut.
Dimensions: 
25”h x 40 ½”w x 20”d
Item ID: F-PF-BC 232