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  PAINT-DECORATED BLANKET CHEST ON HIGH SCALLOPPED FEET WITH RED SPONGING AND TRIM ON A YELLOW GROUND, FOUND IN VESTAL, NEW YORK, CA 1820
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PAINT-DECORATED BLANKET CHEST ON HIGH SCALLOPPED FEET WITH RED SPONGING AND TRIM ON A YELLOW GROUND, FOUND IN VESTAL, NEW YORK, CA 1820:

Colorful, paint-decorated, stand-up blanket chest over two drawers, made ca 1820, with strong red on a yellow ground. Found in a house in Vestal in Upstate New York (greater Binghamton), the decoration consists of random arches or exuberant sponging on the drawer and faux drawer fronts, all of which are trimmed out in wide red striping with 1/4 cookie-corner returns. The plank sides of the case feature an oval cat's eye design that terminates in an arched cross at the top and bottom.

The case features high feet that retain their original height with a concave scallop and a small opposing return. On the ends this creates a pleasing boot jack. The top is has molded splines under each side that are affixed with cut nails hammered into a T-head. The back is comprised of two wide planks, square-nailed, running on the horizontal with another below to steady the feet. The top plank overlaps the sides, but the bottom one is set within. Thick iron butt hinges affix the lid and there is a glove box in the open cavity of the blank box section. The eight, pressed-brass, Sheraton pulls, are matching throughout. These are replacements but are period to the chest.

Condition: Overall simply excellent for a nearly 200-year-old paint-decorated chest. The lid of the glove box is absent. A small portion is missing from the back where it joins the very bottom of the foot on one side and there is a small chip at the same point from the side foot. At one time bail handles were installed on the two drawers, now appropriately replaced with the correct, brass, period Sheraton knobs that it would have originally possessed.
   
Primary Color: red, yellow
Earliest Date: 1820
Latest Date: 1825
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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