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Pine Early Paint Decorated Dower Chest
Dated 1769, this dower chest is one of the earliest known. Made more exceptional by the existence of original paint on the top, sides and front of the chest. Has 8 birds illustrated on the top and front of the chest with red, black and blue paint decoration on a brown grain painted background with bird-feet decoration on all sides of the chest.
Materials and Techniques:
Polychromed paint decorated chest.
Right feet replaced. The paint is all original with NO in-painting on all surfaces.
Origin: Berks County, PA
Date: d. 1769
Dimensions: Width 51.125” | Height 28.75” | Depth 23.125”