Chest ca. 1810, decoration ca. 1870
Overall: 25 3/8 x 40 x 21 1/2 in. ( 64.5 x 101.6 x 54.6 cm )
Rectangular pine chest; top painted with a portrait of Robert Fulton in an oval surround above a steamship (Clermont); front painted with polychrome scene of locomotive pulling several carriages with street scene behind and inscription; four short turned legs with ball feet.
Gift of Mrs. Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr.
painted: on lid: "ROBERT FULTON'S CLERMONT 1807"
painted: on side: "FIRST STEAM RAILROAD PASSENGER TRAIN IN AMERICA/ MOHAWK & HUDSON R.R. CO. 1836 ALBANY TO SCHENECTADY"
painted: beneath image on front: "A.C. Koehn"
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