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A Fine Painted Dower Chest

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 51.5 in; H. 24 in; D. 22.75 in;
W. 130.81 cm; H. 60.96 cm; D. 57.79 cm;
Description Signed and Dated John Seltzer 1808
Jones Town, Dauphin (Now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania

Primary wood: White Pine
Secondary wood: Tulip Poplar, White Pine

Reference: A similar chest also signed by John Seltzer, (1774-1845) is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. That chest is dated 1804 and appears in Monroe H. Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, page 141, entry 107.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Dealer Reference Number 6538
Incollect Reference Number 147203
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