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.
Date: 1820 - 1830
Measurement: Depth: 16.5"; width: 40.25: height: 22.25"
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.