Painted Shaker Blanket Chest


A very early and classical Shaker bracket base blanket chest.  Having a hinged lift lid with breadboard ends above a finely dovetailed box fitted with a unique stepped double till, all standing on an applied, finely dovetailed bracket base. Pine retaining an old or original deep red painted surface.  The Iron carrying handles are a common 19th Century Shaker addition.

Illustrated; The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture, Rieman & Burk, page 241, plate 340.
Provenance; The Pioneer Collections of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, and Drs. J. J. Gerald and Miriam McCue.

Dealer John Keith Russell Antiques, Inc.
Date: C. 1820
Origin New Lebanon Bishopric, (Watervliet, New York).
Artist/Maker Unknown
Measurements H. 24 1/4", w. 45 3/8", d. 18".
Price $16,000.
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