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227 West 17th Street New York City, NY 10011 , United States Call Seller 212.628.7088

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RARE MINIATURE INLAID DOWER CHEST

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  • Description
    WITH VINES ON TOP, WITH INLAID ANGELIC PORTRAITS ON THE SIDES, AND HAVING A GERMAN INSCRIPTION IN FRONT
    Berks County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1790.

    Primary Wood: Walnut
    Secondary Wood: Pine

    Provenance: George Horace Lorimer, Pennsylvania; George B. Lorimer, Georgia; Private Collection, New York.

    Reference: A tall chest with similar inlays has been researched and was made in Berks County.

    Some have postulated that the portraits on either side of the chest are actually George and Martha Washington. A loose translation of the German inscription is as follows: Flowers of many kinds, Remain in their place, And make it pleasing, Close to these places, By themselves, The beautiful and lovely violets blooming delight our hearts.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Walnut, Pine.
    Creation Date: 1790
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference Number: 36024
    Incollect Reference Number: 327601
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.25 in; H. 14.25 in; D. 11.25 in;
    W. 53.98 cm; H. 36.2 cm; D. 28.58 cm;
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