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Blanket Chest with Bracket Feet

Decorative Arts and Design

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Painted poplar, metal hardware
DATES 1800–1825
DIMENSIONS 21 5/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (54.9 x 94.6 x 45.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Edgar W. Garbisch
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chest, poplar painted blue, lid hinged at back, ogee-shaped skirt with scalloped arch at center across; straight apron with slight scallops at ends, boxed feet; corners of chest dovetailed; grained light blue background; horizontal rows of combed half moons in dark blue; moons within each row face same direction, but direction alternates between rows. Condition: Left hinge not attached to top, left screw in this hinge is missing; right hinge loose, lid wired down front to molding; molding generally worn; apron split on left bracket; small red stain on apron; chips and scratches across front of lid; paint worn on top and numerous scratches; split at back left corner on top; worn around keyhole.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION American. Blanket Chest with Bracket Feet, 1800–1825. Painted poplar, metal hardware, 21 5/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (54.9 x 94.6 x 45.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Edgar W. Garbisch, 51.245.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.245.2_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 51.245.2_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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