Federal Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest with Two Drawers, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1780
Property from a Martha's Vineyard Collection
Federal Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest with Two Drawers
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Inscribed Barbara Langewecker. Retains its original brass and iron hardware.
Height 27 1/2 in. by Width 51 in. by Depth 24 in.
Fine overall condition. Wear to paint on top commensurate with age and use. Appears to retain its original cast brass hardware and wrought iron hinges and lock which is now detached and separate from the piece. Foot facings with wear to surfaces commensurate with age and use. Proper left and right front foot facings cracked. Proper left front side foot facing cracked. Top with shrinkage preventing it from closing fully. Top has an age crack on the proper left front corner. Paint on sides most vibrant. Retains original tilt.
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