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.
Realized 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 stra
Realized Price: $22515 Vibrant Lehigh County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, inscribed Salame Gaumerrin 1809, having two hearts on the lid which repeat on the front panel, centering a six-pointed star over two stippled drawers, the end panels with three color philphlots, all resting on ogee bracket feet, 30 1/4" h., 47 3/4" w., 22 1/4" d. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest, pg. 176, figure 180.
Pennsylvania painted dower chest dated 1798
Pennsylvania Dower Chest “Centre County”
PAINT DECORATED DOWER CHEST IN BERKS COUNTY PA STYLE Sold For $900 Two drawer paint decorated dower chest with four symmetrical painted panels, salmon painted interior, till present, measures 26 h x 50 w x 22 d inches. Berks County PA style but the exact origin is not known to the auctioneers. Repairs, replacements and enhancements.