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Blanket chest with hinged lid; thumb-nail molded edge. Single drawer with fancy cut-out skirt. Sides have half-circle cut-outs for feet. Black and salmon freehand decoration over dry red. Drop pull handles.
Painted in center of the single drawer: A.B. Two jelly labels at inside of drawer: 1. Typed label at left side: Chest from Hampton, N.H./Compare decoration with cupboard in Garvan Coll./inscribed Sarah Rowell [underlined],/who married/[rubbed out] of Hampton. 2. Handwritten label (by NFL) at right side: Purchased at/Oliver Williams/auction, July 26,/1966/New England chest/circa 1730.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Attributed to Lane, Samuel (Workshop, attributed)
Hampton Falls, NH, USA
33 x 44 x 17.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
------------. "Ceramic Chinoiserie," Antiques Magazine, August 1941,. [No Publisher].
New Hampshire (United States)