Blanket Chest, Great Blue Paint, Exceptional Moldings and Base
The hinged lift-top above deep well above thumb-molded drawer raised on molded applied bracket base. The bluish-green paint is period and looks to have been applied very early in the chest working life, the surface dry; wonderful color and patina. (H: 37, W: 48.25", D: 19")
Blanket Chest, Fancy Painted
Attributed to Abiel White
This fine and important painted blanket chest perfectly demonstrates the exciting kaleidoscope of motion and color of the early nineteenth century. The chest features a lift-top with applied half-round moldings above a deep storage compartment above two long-drawers retaining original brass hardware. The chest is raised on distinctive stylized cutout bracket feet; this same foot is found on numerous other case pieces by noted cabinetmaker-Abiel White. Construction techniques consistent with Abiel White's work further confirm this attribution. This solid attribution and the fantastic original surface elevate the importance and status of this example of New England painted furniture. The blanket chest is in excellent original condition including paint.
Literature: This chest is illustrated in Harbor & Home; Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850, page 16, plate 2.6. The chest was exhibited at Winterthur Museum, (Delaware) Spring 2009 and The Nantucket Whaling Museum Summer-Fall 2009.
(Dimensions: W 36"; H: 36"; D: 17.25".)
Connecticut River Valley
White pine and poplar
Beautifully molded top retaining original snipe hinges over deep well with three false drawers; pair of side-by-side short drawers above long drawer above two working drawers...all overhanging thumb-molded. The case is raised on outstanding high cutout base with deeply cut scalloped profile with bold applied molding above. Brasses are replaced; old red paint has been "pushed around" after removing additional layers of over-paint. (Height: 46.75-inches; width: 36.75-inches; depth: 17.5-inches.)
Blanket Chest, One Drawer
The rectangular lid with applied molding is over the deep well and single long drawer raised on simple half-round cutout ends. The whimsically bold painted decoration is neatly organized and bright. The iron butt-hinges are original with the brass hardware appearing to be the first set. (Height: 31.25 inches; width: 40.25 inches; depth: 18 inches.)
Grain painted blanket box
The rectangular lift-lid with applied molding over a conforming dovetailed case with applied plain base opens to reveal the interior lidded till. As depicted, bold and dramatic vinegar/putty technique grain painting. A desirable feature of this chest is the fact that it is painted and decorated on all four sides, making it ideal for use as a coffee table. The surface has been cleaned and scattered areas of loss on the lid were in-painted. Otherwise in a fine state of preservation. (Height: 19 inches; width: 38.75 inches; depth: 19.5 inches.)
Blanket Chest, Original Paint and Stenciled Decoration
Possibly Western New York or Ohio
Circa 1877 - SOLD
The rectangular lid with applied molding above conforming dovetailed case raised on molded base with turned bell and spike feet. The original pumpkin paint, green trip paint, and stenciling remain in good condition.
Dimensions: 26.25" H, 41.75" W, 19" D.
431-48 - SOLD
Paneled Blanket Chest
18th Century-Early 19th Century - SOLD
The lid with mortises and tenon applied molding hung from strap hinges above a case of raised panels; two front panels above conforming short drawers...the whole raised on applied bracket base with center drop. Old green paint over green paint; imperfections. (Height: 24.5 inches; width: 44.25 inches; depth: 20.5 inches.)
714-4 - SOLD
Painted Blanket Chest
Early 19th Century
Pine and ash
The rectangular lid with applied molding above a conforming dovetailed case raised on molded and applied bracket base. Other than typical dings, the chest is without compromise-including interior till with lid, lock and hinges. The original blue paint remains, however…now oxidized to a deep dark green; dry patina.
(Height: 21 inches; width: 40.5 inches; depth: 18.75 inches.)
Blanket Chest, Childs
Circa 1800 - SOLD
The rectangular lid with applied molding over conforming case raised on molded bracket base with great front and side profiles. The oyster-white paint thinning, with top having only traces of paint and a lovely dark patina. This piece has a great as-found aesthetic with the only imperfection being minor loss to lid molding limited to side with all else fine including original hinges.
(Height: 15.5 inches; width: 22.25 inches; depth: 11.5 inches.)
912-3 - SOLD
Blanket Chest With Two Drawers
Original cut and chased brasses and escutcheons
Probably Guilford, Connecticut
Maple and tulip poplar.
The surface possesses exceptional depth and character; the brasses are bold, and the construction compelling - SOLD
Measures 40-inches in height, 39.75-inches in width and 19.75-inches in depth.
621-25 - SOLD
Blanket Chest Above Drawers
Proportion, color and condition...
Circa 1820 - SOLD
Having an applied molded top with snipe hinges, above a blanket box with two faux drawers, above two dovetailed drawers without pulls; overhanging thumb-molded drawer fronts with only minor loss. The case is raised on a tall dovetailed bracket base having an excellent profile. Constructed of pine with wooden pins; retaining a good old red/brown painted surface. Restoration to small portions of two feet, all else fine. Height: 43.75-inches; case width: 36 1/8-inches; depth: 20-inches.
402-3 - SOLD
Chippendale Blanket Chest
This chest, in original condition, with a boldly molded rectangular lid over conforming case raised on molded base featuring outstanding ogee feet. The condition including original red paint is excellent.
Dimensions: 24-inches high, 50.75-inches wide, 22-inches deep.