Furniture: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest dated 1785, inscribed "Sofia Refinger," the front decorated with two green sponge hearts, each with three pinwheels on a yellow and orange sponge ground with interlacing circle border, above two drawers supported by bracket feet.
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.
Sold For $24,000 Berks County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, dated 1789, attributed to Beiber, inscribed Catharina Reichner, the front decorated with two large hearts flanked by tulip vines on a red and yellow stippled surface, above two long drawers and straight bracket feet, inscribed inside the till drawer Jacob Reichner 1788 Oley, 29'' h., 47'' w.
Berks County, Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, dated 1798, with tulip and pinwheel flowers on a blue/green ground and heart corners, above three drawers supported by bracket feet, 30" H. x 46-1/2" W.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania "Embroidery Artist" painted pine dower chest, dated 1785, inscribed Catrina Bhilivin, the lid and front with three tulip panels on a blue ground, flanked by sides with large stars, above two ivory drawers with salmon surrounds, 25" h., 50" w., sold for 15,600.00, est. 4-8000.
Sold $8,000 York County, Pennsylvania Grain Paint York County, Pennsylvania Grain Paint Decorated Softwood Two-Part Corner Cupboard attributed to John Rupp, (1809-1899) Hanover, PA. Bold grain painted decoration, stepped cornice with single nine pane glazed upper door, above three split dovetailed drawers, two lower sunken paneled doors, molded base with turned feet. 84"h. x 50"w. x 25"d. Condition: good with normal wear.
Price: 49,140 Pennsylvania Queen Anne walnut secretary, ca. 1740, probably Chester County, the molded cornice over 2 scalloped panel doors enclosing elaborately fitted interiors with multiple valuables drawers and scalloped pigeon holes and secret compartments, above a fall front desk and 4 drawers supported by bracket feet, 85 h., 39 w. ~♥~
Sold For $9,500 York County, Pennsylvania painted corner cupboard, mid 19th c., with smoke decorated twelve-lite doors, the base with sunken panel doors, all resting on bracket feet, retaining its original red and yellow surface, 89'' h., 50 1/2'' w. Condition report Overall good condition. Upper section has been reduced in height. Evidence of closures removed.