Paint Decorated Low Blanket Chest, Six-Board, South Shaftsbury, Vermont

In the style of the Thomas Matteson Family shop traditions.

Paint Decorated Low Blanket Chest, Six-Board, South Shaftsbury, Vermont

Footed lidded six-board chest featuring original painted decoration. Features favored by the South Shaftsbury School include rear foot brackets being notched into backboard; lid of till features a beaded edge with an incised line parallel to rounded edge. The overall form, especially foot/apron design, the faux graining, and other painted ornamentation such as stringing and cross-banding are closely related.

Item Date: 1820 - 1830

Estimated Year: 1825

Measurement: Depth: 16.5"; width: 40.25: height: 22.25"

Material: Poplar

Item Condition: Very Good, old repair to rear of lid near hinge, displays well.

Reference: See "A Distinctive Group of Early Vermont Painted Furniture" by Caroline Hebb, Magazine Antiques, September 1973: pp. 558 - 461. Also, New England Paint-Decorated Chests: Discoveries of Attributions by David Crashes, published in Folk Art magazine; summer 2000: pp. 38-45. There are several other good articles that we will happily share with you. Also: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture 1765-1850 by Joel Zogry.


SKU 532-188

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