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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A WILLIAM AND MARY BLUE-GREEN PAINTED POPLAR CHEST WITH TWO DRAWERS, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1770
appears to retain its original blue-green paint and feet; side base moldings are replaced.
Height 38 5/8 in. by Width 42 3/4 in. by Depth 19 1/2 in.; 98.1 by 108.6 by 49.5 cm.
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Provenance

Raymond B. Knight, Locust Valley, New York, March 1977;
Vogel Collection no. 264.

Literature

Failey, Dean F., “Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Long Island furniture,” Magazine Antiques, October 1977, p. 736, Pl. IV.

Catalogue Note

This chest’s double panelled facade and case  supported on seperate sledge feet identifies it as a product of a Long Island, New York craftsman.  These chests were made for nearly sixty years and were a ubiquitous form for the region.  The most datable aspect of these chests is their hardware when original.  This chest is noteworthy for retaining it original blue green paint which appears to have a been a popular color of the region. For additional information on related chests see Dean F. Failey, Long Island is My Nation: The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen, 1640-1830, (Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1998).

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York