Rare & Exc. 18th C. Painted Child's Blanket Chest W/ Iron Strap Hinges, C. 1780
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Rare & Exc. 18th C. Painted Child's Blanket Chest W/ Iron Strap Hinges, C. 1780:
An exceptional 18th century painted child's blanket chest in its wonderfulearly blue painted surface, c. 1780. This piece is in excellent untouched condition, retaining the original wrought iron strap hinges & lock plate, these are both held in place with large rosehead nails. The entire case of the chest is constructed with square wooden pegs. It has a wonderful molded base that wraps around three sides, just above the tall square turned feet. This piece is in excellent condition, there are no major damages or repairs. The bottom had a couple later nails added for support & the surface has an early varnish or wax, this actually helped to keep the paint intact.Part of the latch is missing, this is very common with blanket chests, especially one of this age. This incredible early child's blanket chest measures 20 1/4" wide, 18 3/4" tall & 15" deep. The size, color, form & condition of this piece are absolutely amazing, a very rare piece of Americana, offered with ! Please see my other sales for more great early primitives and folk art.
Payment expected within 5 days of sale's end, full insurance is included in the price listed for shipping. Item will be shipped UPS ground after payment is received. The price listed for shipping does not include Hawaii or Alaska. International buyers, please contact me for a shipping quote.On Mar-24-13 at 17:26:02 PDT, seller added the following information: