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Blanket Chest

1949.411 (RS119530)

Description

Painted and decorated Chippendale style six- board chest with applied frontal ecoration simulating three arched panels. Two trestle feet. Sides dovetailed front and back. Breadboard ends on hinged lid with applied molding at front. Top painted blue with white rectanguloid reserve enclosing flower and vine motif. Front of chest with dentil molding with holes drilled above dentils. Painted blue with red trim; arches white with branch of flowers in each; one with escutcheon. Sides blue with corresponding floral and arch decoration. Applied basal molding.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1793
Inscriptions
Top inscribed ""Fra Babin 1793.""
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Applied
appliqué (technique)
Birch
birch (wood)
blanket chests
case furniture
CHEST, BLANKET
Chippendale
Floral
floral patterns
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Vine
vines
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
24.5 x 50.875 x 24.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.411
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
4275

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