Painted and Paint-decorated Poplar Blanket Chest over Three Drawers, attributed to the Long Family Ada, Hardin County, Ohio, c. 1830, the molded hinged lid opens to a well with till, the orange-grained case with molded recessed panels with pots of tulips and stars on a green ground and drawers below with vinegar putty-painted design, the ends with recessed vinegar-grained brown panels, all on turned bulbous feet, ht. 30, wd. 45 3/4, dp. 21 in.
Literature: A related chest was sold at Sotheby's in the American Folk Art Collection of Don and Faye Walters, as Lot 74; another example is illustrated in Monroe Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, p. 104, pl. 43.
The property of August (Gus) Knapp
retouch to areas of red especially on case sides, minor retouch to grain/putty-painted areas, yellowed varnish in background of panels flouresces under blacklight.
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