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Blanket chest

Blanket chest
Title
Blanket chest
Date 
ca. 1678
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 15 in. ( 39.4 x 82.6 x 38.1 cm )
Description 
Pine chest with carved decoration; rectangular top with two inset molded panels; front panel carved with three arches on wide fluted columns and numbers "1 6 7 8" carved between; sides have inset molded panels; pinwheel motif stamped around perimeter; molded base on turned bun feet (later); wrought iron hardware.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1300
Inscriptions 
Chalk inscription inside lid: "Fassb[illeg] / 2 / 70-" (probably 20th century)
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 
Purchased from Strub & Morgan, Dec. 1924; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group