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Blanket chest

Blanket chest
Title
Blanket chest
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 49 x 18 3/4 in. ( 52.7 x 124.5 x 47.6 cm )
Description 
Painted chest of dovetail construction with faux graining; overhanging lift top with applied molding; top painted with central cartouche decorated with red and black flowers; front has two arched reserves painted with white background and red and black flowers in handled vases; applied base molding; block feet (possibly replaced or cut down).
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1287
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