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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.

dower chest, ca. 1785

Realized Price: $2640 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, ca. 1810, with an ochre sponge decorated ground with diamond surround, above three green sponged drawers supported by bracket feet, 28 1/2" h., 51" w.

Pook & Pook. October 24th & 25th 2008. Lot 49. Estimated: $50K - $80K. Realized: $140,400. Lehigh County, PA painted dower chest dated 1785, inscribed "Sofia Refinger", decorated with 2 green sponge hearts, each with 3 pinwheels on a yellow & orange sponge ground with interlacing circle border, above 2 drawers. Bracket feet, 30" h., 49" w. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, fig. 227.

Pook & Pook. October 24th & 25th 2008. Lot 49. Estimated: $50K - $80K. Realized: $140,400. Lehigh County, PA painted dower chest dated 1785, inscribed "Sofia Refinger", decorated with 2 green sponge hearts, each with 3 pinwheels on a yellow & orange sponge ground with interlacing circle border, above 2 drawers. Bracket feet, 30" h., 49" w. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, fig. 227.

Pa. painted dower chest dated 1780

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. ~♥~

Miniature painted dower chest, probably Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1800 (Close-up of Front) ****

Pa. painted pine dower chest dated 1788 ****

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

Sold $4,000 Centre County, Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, dated 1814, the front with a large panel of a spread winged eagle and tulips surrounded by an ochre sponge ground with pinwheels, 27 1/4'' h., 50'' w. A chest painted by the same hand is illustrated in Fabian, The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest, plate 163.