Paint Decorated Blanket Chest
Schoharie or Albany County, New York, ca. 1815-1830.
Pine, paint decorated, iron hinges.
Condition: Minor imperfections such as abrasions with very minor in-painting. The blanket chest has survived in a remarkable state of preservation, with the original paint decoration.
Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts
The molded lift top opens to a well fitted interior with a till, all on a molded bracket base. The original painted decoration on a blue ground includes a central urn of roses flanked by the letters, C.C. and bordered by a meandering budded vine flower at each corner.
Dimensions: 21"h x 47"w x 20"d
Item ID: F-PF-BC 228