Blanket Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1793

GUSN

GUSN-4275

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

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
case furniture
appliqué (technique)
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
Chippendale
floral patterns
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
vines
walnut (wood)
Pine
Walnut
Birch
Maple
Applied
Painted
Chippendale
Floral
Vine
CHEST, BLANKET

Inscription

Top inscribed ""Fra Babin 1793.""

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

24.5 x 50.875 x 24.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.411