Two-Drawer Blanket Chest-on-Stand in Original Paint
American (possibly Northern Indiana), 19th century. A poplar blanket chest of dovetailed construction, having a hinged, molded lid opening to reveal a covered till, all rising on a molded, two-drawer stand, the red, grain-painted exterior with green molding and gilt, foliate stencils decorating the front panel and sides, the front panel stenciled J. Tice; ht. 36.25, wd. 49.5, dp. 23.25 in.
According to Mennonite obituaries, a number of Tices lived in Elkhart, Indiana.
Some expected/light surface wear throughout with some rub marks on the left side of the base. Some alligatoring to finish and a few age splits. Lid slightly warped and won't fully push down over the front lip of the case. Some remnants of old paper lithographs on the interior of the lid. Possible height loss.