VINEGAR GRAIN PAINT-DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1825
the reversed inscribed The Property of Pardor Harlan.
Height 15 ½ in. by Width 32 ½ in. by Depth 17 ½ in.
In overall very fine condition. Wear and discoloration consistent with age and use. Retains rich and vibrant coloration throughout. There is an old one by half inch patch to the top of the backboard visible from the interior, but no evidence suggesting that the hinges have been replaced or altered in any way.
Secondary wood: Cherry
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.
Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts.