FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

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Description

FINE AND RARE YELLOW COMB-DECORATED AND PAINTED PINE 'TREE OF LIFE' BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, EARLY 19TH CENTURY


The six-board chest having a rectangular top with canted edge and rabbet joinery: the rectangular hinged top opening to an interior fitted with a till above a conforming case, the case sides ending in boot-jack feet; the chest painted all over in yellow faux-wood grain with a stylized flowering tree motif on the front and the lid embellished with a stylized weeping willow.

Height 22 ½ in. by Width 45 in. by Depth 15 ¼ in.

Condition Report

In overall very fine condition. Wear, minor discoloration, and losses consistent with age and use. One of the tenants from the till lid is lost.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's New York, The John Gordon Collection of Folk Americana, January 15, 1999, sale 9052, lot 330;

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

This exuberantly decorated chest combines curving lines of comb painting with stylized tree motifs on its lid, front, and sides.

A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art, Proceeds of the Sale to Benefit a New Folk Art Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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