Blanket chest

Blanket chest
Title
Blanket chest
Date 
1775-1800
Medium 
Pine, paint, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 49 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. ( 50.2 x 125.7 x 59.7 cm )
Description 
Sponge-painted chest with overhanging lift top; rectangular top with applied molding; front and sides have brown sponged decoration and are painted with coffered reserves with blue sponge-painted centers; base molding (no feet); iron hinges.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1286
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 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group