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windexblue • 1 year ago

Beautiful Lehigh County, Pa. painted dower chest dated 1785. Sold for $140400

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Miniature painted dower chest, probably Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1800, the lid and front decoration with ivory panels and large floral sprays emanating from urns within a red border on a green sponge ground supported by ochre sponge decorated bracket feet, 15" h., 23" w. Two similarly decorated chests are illustrated in Fabian, The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest, fig. 150 and 151.

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Price: 140,400 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, late 18th c., the cartouche inscribed Hanna Eister 1790 Gebert Diese Kist., above 2 stylized green sponge decorated hearts centering on an orange and black pinwheel and tulip tree flanked by similar stars and tulips and heart corners on an ochre and red stippled ground, the ends with bold red and ivory stars, above 3 green sponge decorated drawers retaining original hardware supported by spurred straight bracket feet. ~♥~

Berks County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest dated 1803, the top and front profusely decorated with tulip vines, parrots, stars, etc. on a blue ground, the sides feature 2 facing parrots, all above 3 sponge decorated drawers supported by ogee bracket feet, 27" h., 47 3/4" w. The treatment of the parrots is reminiscent of the Pennsylvania fraktur artists drawings including Otto and Mertel. For a chest decorated by the same hand, see The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest by Fabian Pook & Pook

Berks County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, late 18th c., the front decorated with 3 tombstone panels depicting unicorns and rampant lions, the sides with potted tulips, all on a salmon ground supported by short bracket feet, 20 1/2" h., 48" w. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest, fig. 233.

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