Blanket Chest with Bracket Feet
On View: American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
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) (show scale)
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Edgar W. Garbisch
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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
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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.
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