Grain-painted Lift-top Chest
Vermont, circa 1780-1820
White pine, original grain painted, original iron cotter pin hinges andiron lock and key, 23 ½ x 39 ¾ x 17 ½ inches
In a fine state of preservation; minor overall wear and usage appropriate to age
This is a classic example of an early New England “six board” blanket chest with scalloped boot-jack ends and original iron cotter pin hinges indicative of late eighteenth century manufacture, likely decorated in the early 19th century with boldly painted black brushwork decoration on an unusual moss-green background.
By descent in the Compton family of Vermont; David A. Schorsch, New York, 1992; Private collection.
David A. Schorsch, A Sampler of Recent Acquisitions II (New York, 1992), unpaginated.