Blue-Paint Decorated Miniature Blanket Chest, Original Freehand Decoration

Albany County, New York
One of only two know miniature examples accurately duplicating the design and decoration of a full-size chest.

Blue-Paint Decorated Miniature Blanket Chest, Original Freehand Decoration, Image 1

This fine and rare dovetailed chest belongs to a school of New York German painted furniture made in the region of Albany County.

Date: 1820-1835

Measurement: 8" x 19" x 7.25"

Material: Basswood

Condition: Fine original condition

Provenance: Ex Collection of Robert E. Crawford.
Ex Corey Daniels Antiques, Wells, Maine;
Kinnaman & Ramaekers, Inc., Long Island, New York;
Ex Collection of Michael Schnall (1945 to 2008)
David Wheatcroft
The Barbara L. Gordon Collection

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, pages 222 and 223 and in "New York-German Painted Chests", by Mary Antoine De Julio, The Magazine Antiques (May 1985), page 1165, plate xi; and in Cynthia Schaffner's book, American Painted Furniture, page 149, plate 6.27.

SKU: 1330-8

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