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Fine and Rare Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest, possibly Dauphin or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Dated 1791

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Fine and Rare Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest, possibly Dauphin or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Dated 1791

Fine and Rare Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest, possibly Dauphin or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Dated 1791

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

25,200

USD

Fine and Rare Polychrome Paint-Decorated Poplar Blanket Chest

possibly Dauphin or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Dated 1791


Feet replaced.

Height 24 in. by Width 50 in. by Depth 24 in.

In overall very fine condition with early paint decoration, examined under UV light with no inpainting on the case or top detected. Secondary woods: white pine and poplar. With red chalk initials on the interior of front of case. Feet replaced.


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James and Nancy Glazer, Bailey Island, Maine.
This chest is an unique occurrence of the depiction of a horse and rider with his flintlock pistol drawn. A related chest attributed to an artist from either Dauphin or Lancaster County is illustrated in Monroe H. Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, (Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004), p. 209, fig. 238a-b.