Lot 285
Valley of Virginia Paint Decorated Blanket Chest
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Wythe County, circa 1820-30, six-board dovetailed poplar case, lid with butt hinges and applied molded edge, interior with till to the left side, front of case with distinctive triple panel featuring urn and tulip design, applied molded base with spurred dovetailed bracket feet. Decoration attributed to John Huddle (1772-1839).

27 x 52.5 x 22.5 in.

Southern Private Collection

Lot accompanied by letter stating history from the Barbara C. Taylor Estate of Wytheville, Virginia; Valley Auctions, September 25, 2005.

Reference: J. Roderick Moore - "Painted Chests from Wythe County, Virginia", The Magazine Antiques, September 1982.

Cut, patch, and repair by right hinge area; marring to top; cut and tip to both rear feet; crack and repair to original right front foot facing; allover surface and paint wear and losses.

$2,000 - 4,000