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PAINTED DOWER CHEST

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Pine.
Dimensions
W. 51.5 in; H. 23 in; D. 22 in;
W. 130.81 cm; H. 58.42 cm; D. 55.88 cm;
Creation Date 1800
Description Jonestown, Dauphin (now Lebanon County), Pennsylvania.
Probably by Peter Ranck, Circa 1800.

Primary Wood: Pine

Reference: See the painted dower chest with very similar decoration in Monroe H. Fabian The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, plate 242. See also the chest in Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850 by Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi, figure 2.49, page 91, as well as the discussion of the Ranck brothers on pages 89-92. Winterthur Museum has the account book of Peter Ranck, but, to date, no signed examples of his chests are known.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 7251
Incollect Reference Number 335162
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