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Maker(s):unknown
Culture:American
Title:Blanket chest
Date Made:circa 1815
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: eastern white pine; paint
Place Made:Vermont
Measurements:Overall: 23 x 43 1/4 x 16 1/2 in; 58.4 x 109.9 x 41.9 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2022.34.4
Credit Line:Gift of Patricia Passmore Alley and F. William Alley
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Black and red grain painted blanket chest on narrow bracket-shaped feet. The grain painting on the front, sides, and lid of the chest are set within square-shaped panels with concave corners, which are outlined in yellow simulating line or string inlay. The lid, composed of a single board, features applied double-bead moldings along its front and side edges, and is secured to the case with two cotter pin hinges. The front, back, sides, and bottom of the chest are each composed of a single board, which are nailed together at the corners. The front and side edges of the base, just above the feet, are decorated with applied cove and double-bead moldings.

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