Miniature Blanket Chest

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2267

Description

Six-board chest with overhanging wire-hinged lid; boot-jack feet; fitted with covered till; painted red and decorated with black and yellow striping; the cover decorated with polychrome urn and foliate swag; chest decorated with yellow crows' feet motif at corners, and polychrome foliate swag at front.

Details

Descriptive Terms

miniatures (toys)
blanket chests
case furniture
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
swags
urns
Pine
Painted
Swag
Urn
Chest, Blanket

Inscription

Painted on front of chest: ""J X B"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.125 x 6.75 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.275