Paint-decorated "Soap Hollow" Blanket Chest, attributed to Christian Blough, Soap Hollow, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, dated 1853, the case with painted and stenciled rosettes, inscribed initials "WP" and date "1853," raised on bracket feet, (restoration), ht. 21 1/2, wd. 43 1/4, dp. 18 1/2 in.
Note: The attribution to Christian Blough, according to the consignor, was made by Charles Muller, an authority on Soap Hollow furniture.
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