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A Very Rare Painted Blanket Chest
An exceptional example of the Long Island form, this blanket chest has a molded lid, double sunken panels on the case with an engraved escutcheon and mid-molding over two drawers with brass pulls and engraved escutcheons. The case rests on a black painted mid molding over two bold ball feet in the front and boot-jack feet in the back.
Materials and Techniques:
Gum wood painted with red and black varnish.
The two brasses and upper escutcheon are replaced. The feet were screwed in to base at one time.
Origin: Long Island, NY
Date: c. 1740
Dimensions: Width 40.5" | Height 38.5" | Depth 18.5"