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Early Joined and Paint-decorated Blanket Chest

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3121M
Lot:
708
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2018 4:30PM

Description:

Early Joined and Paint-decorated Blanket Chest, possibly central Massachusetts, early 18th century, the thin molded hinged pine top lifts above a well with uncovered till, on the joined and paneled box and stile feet, remnants of old red and black paint with geometric designs in white on the front panels, the back panel inscribed "J.N. 1726," (imperfections, repairs), ht. 26, wd. 45, dp. 19 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

crack in top loose but mostly held in place by two strips of wood nailed in from the underside, half of the snipe hinges long gone, hole in lid shows evidence that it was covered with a piece of sheet metal or the like at one time, evidence of some sort of missing element underneath, signs of use - chunks missing, scratches, etc.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Bed, Human sexuality, Mattresses, Sleep

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