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Walnut William & Mary Blanket Chest
A warm walnut finish helps to emphasize the inviting architectural features of this blanket chest. It has a molded lid with iron strap hinges sits over an engraved escutcheon on the case with exposed dovetails and a front facing mid-molding over two drawers with engraved escutcheons and brass pulls over a base molding and ball feet. This chest does not have a till.
Materials and Techniques:
Walnut with pine and white cedar secondary woods.
One of the brass are replaced, the top has a 1" strip that was added in the center across the horizontal plane, the base molding is replaced and the ball feet have been professionally restored. The lock has been replaced.
Date: c. 1740.
Dimensions: Width 50.25" | Height 29" | Depth 23.75"