Painted PA Blanket Chest

Painted PA Blanket Chest

A charming blanket chest with all of the original paint. It is so exciting and rare to find a blanket chest from the turn of the 19th century with its original paint today.Overall, the piece is in excellent condition and has no repairs. From the construction and hardware, one can clearly tell it was made by a craftsman of German descent or training. This piece is beautiful. The crab lock and strap hinges are functional and original. Standing 23” tall, it is 50” wide and 22” deep. Attributed to Pennsylvania. Circa 1790-1810.

As to the color, the first picture and the picture with the pine cupboard are the most accurate. The color is a deep “teal”. In our opinion, the original paint was a blue with a hint of green in it.

 

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