Pennsylvania Paint Decorated Dower Chest, 18th c.
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Poplar & white pine with original painted polychrome surface, having a hinged lid over a case painted with red field, mirrored tulip panels to the lid, three tulip panels to the front over three drawers, the sides are additionally painted with a star decorated panel, raised on shaped bracket feet. Interior with till and two secret drawers, exterior with elaborate forged keyhole escutcheon, crab lock, and tapered iron strap hinges.
26.5 x 51 x 24 in.
Estate of the late Elizabeth Niles Stevens and her daughter, Ann Buckner, Roads End Farm, Alamance County, North Carolina, (now Cedar Rock Park).
A similar example is shown in figure 212 THE PENNSYLVANIA-GERMAN DECORATED CHEST by Monroe H. Fabian.
Nicks, scrapes, and paint loss to applied moldings and the feet. Loss to spur on left foot. A full professional detailed condition report by Martin O'Brien of Winston Salem, NC is available upon contacting the office.
$4,000 - 8,000