Connecticut William and Marry red painted blanket chest, 24.5 H x 46.5 W. x 18 D.

Connecticut William and Marry red painted blanket chest, 24.5 H x 46.5 W. x 18 D.

Painted and decorated dower chest    pennsylvania, late 18th century    Rectangular hinged top with molded edge opening to well with till, the base decorated with shaped reserve enclosing vase of flowers, the corners decorated with hearts, above two thumb-molded drawers and molded bracket base.    H: 28 in. W: 51 in. D: 23 1/4 in. Sold for $3,500

Painted and decorated dower chest pennsylvania, late 18th century Rectangular hinged top with molded edge opening to well with till, the base decorated with shaped reserve enclosing vase of flowers, the corners decorated with hearts, above two thumb-molded drawers and molded bracket base. H: 28 in. W: 51 in. D: 23 1/4 in. Sold for $3,500

Centre County, Pennsylvania, Miniature Decorated Chest, pine, painted creamy mustard with tulip tree motif and turned moldings, 10.75 h. x 20.75 W. x10.5 D.

Centre County, Pennsylvania, Miniature Decorated Chest, pine, painted creamy mustard with tulip tree motif and turned moldings, 10.75 h. x 20.75 W. x10.5 D.

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LAS VIDALAS

1770 Pennsylvania painted dower chest.  Collection of Lester Breininger

1770 Pennsylvania painted dower chest. Collection of Lester Breininger

Primitive Antique Pine Small Wood Box with later "

Primitive Antique Pine Small Wood Box with later "

1771” in black paint and the name “JOHN / SPITLER” on the central panel provide some answers about its origin. At the same time, those answers raise more questions as I begin to explore the mysteries of this chest, its maker, and its original owner.    Currently offered as a gift to Winterthur by Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herdeg, the chest was acquired by the donors at an antiques show in New Castle, Delaware,

1771” in black paint and the name “JOHN / SPITLER” on the central panel provide some answers about its origin. At the same time, those answers raise more questions as I begin to explore the mysteries of this chest, its maker, and its original owner. Currently offered as a gift to Winterthur by Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herdeg, the chest was acquired by the donors at an antiques show in New Castle, Delaware,

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fraktur, penn state - Google Search

An Albany County, N.Y., pine blanket chest by an unknown maker exhibits Germanic construction traditions with a molded base and scrolled bracket feet. The decoration recalls the designs of Robert Adam. The chest was acquired through the Juli and David Grainger endowment.

An Albany County, N.Y., pine blanket chest by an unknown maker exhibits Germanic construction traditions with a molded base and scrolled bracket feet. The decoration recalls the designs of Robert Adam. The chest was acquired through the Juli and David Grainger endowment.

Pennsylvania or Southern painted poplar dower chest, ca. 1800, the lid with three tombstone panels adorned with tulips and birds, over a case with similar decoration flanked by heart corners, all on an ochre sponged ground, supported by bracket feet, 25" h., 46 1/4" w

Pennsylvania or Southern painted poplar dower chest, ca. 1800, the lid with three tombstone panels adorned with tulips and birds, over a case with similar decoration flanked by heart corners, all on an ochre sponged ground, supported by bracket feet, 25" h., 46 1/4" w

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