Paint-Decorated Blanket Chest $45,000>

Serving as storage, blanket chests have appeared across the United States in a diverse range of forms and styles. While derived from settlers’ native European cultures, they were adapted to local tastes and conditions, as can be seen in this colorfully decorated 19th-century example from New Jersey.


DESIGNER/

Unknown

DATE/

c. 1830-1840

MATERIALS/

Poplar with the original paint-decorated finish

DIMENSIONS/

57.15d x 124.46 x 73.66 cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

New Hope, PA

$45,000