Offered by: Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue New York City, NY 10075 , United States Call Seller 215.735.8811

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BLANKET CHEST PHILADELPHIA (INV. 0307)

$ 9,500
  • Description
    Blanket Chest Philadelphia, 1740-1765
    Walnut; tulip poplar back board drawer sides and large drawer bottoms, white cedar small drawer bottoms, maple small drawer fronts and lower rail inside the case, oak leg blocks, probably ash till.
    Dimensions: 30-3/4 x 50-1/4 x 22-1/2

    This seemingly simple walnut blanket chest is a veritable sampler of fine 18th-century cabinetry. The utilitarian form is typically associated with non-urban furniture makers and with Pennsylvania German furniture. However, this example is clearly Anglican in its design, and inspection shows it to be urban in its construction, based on the assumption that the best craftsmanship was practiced in cities—in Philadelphia in this instance.
  • More Information
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 577238
  • Dimensions
    W. 30.75 in; H. 50.25 in; D. 22.5 in;
    W. 78.11 cm; H. 127.64 cm; D. 57.15 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1971, Arader Galleries is the world's leading dealer and auction house of Rare Maps, Prints, Rare Books and Watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries. Over our forty-five year history we have grown to five magnificent locations in some of America’s most vibrant cities and are represented at the most distinguished antiques shows in the country. We are proud to buy and sell more original Audubon prints that any other firm in the United States.

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