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Blanket chest

Blanket chest
Title
Blanket chest
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 1/2 x 50 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 82.6 x 128.9 x 54.6 cm )
Description 
Pine chest with lift top formed from three boards; front has five vertical inset panels above three horizontal panels; two horizontal panels on sides; feet are extensions of stiles; applied base molding; brass lock.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1277
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
Anderson Galleries, F.W. Fuessenich Sale, October 23-24, 1925 (lot 304); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group