AMERICAN, PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, PAINT-DECORATED PINE BLANKET CHEST, rectangular lid over a nailed case concealing interior with open till, above applied base molding, the whole raised on applied cut-out bracket front foot and cut-out ends. Early, probably original, red and black paint-decorated surface. Circa 1820-1840. 20 5/8" H, 36 1/4" W, 16 7/8" D. Provenance: From the Ed & Kay Winnick collection, Sidney, NY.
Wear, damage, and losses to lid (hinges absent and lid detached). Side moldings to lid old replacements. Loss to bottom of proper left front foot facing.