Pennsylvania, probably Berks or Centre County, ca. 1790
Poplar, polychrome paint decorated
Condition: Excellent condition. Original hardware and painted surface.
The lift top is decorated with columns and tulips opening to a fitted well. The front panel is decorated with columns and a floral motif flanked by hearts on the corners of the case, supported by ogee bracket feet. For related examples see, “The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest,” by Monroe H. Fabian, pgs. 120-121, plates 70, 71, 72.
Dimensions: 24" h., 45 1/4" w., 20 1/2" d.
Item ID: F-PF-BC 240