Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Day 2: American & European Decorative Arts

Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:00AM EST - Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:00AM EST
Lot 439

American Paint Decorated Lift Top

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Blanket Chest Pennsylvania, early 19th century, case deccorated with central urn and flower motif with song birds, stenciled star and compass star decoration on redish brown ground, dovetailed case, original turned feet, open interior with lidded till, 27-1/4 x 48-1/2 x 21 in.,. Notes: While the paint relates to chests from the Mahantango Valley, the construction of this chest differs from other Mahantango chests. Provenance: Eastern Pennsylvania Private Collection


early dry paint surface with wear and losses especially to top, lacking one side molding, minor cracks to foot plinths, some areas of front lightly cleaned, scattered dents, escutcheon likely replaced, the paint is old but appears to be over an early red wash

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