Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Pine, gesso, lacquer
21 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (54 x 113 x 49.5 cm) (show scale)
On underside of lid, under couch: "Max Kuehne 1921"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
Rectangular, pine blanket chest with top hinged at back; molded top and base, bun feet. Top and four sides plus underside of top gessoed and scratch-carved, with polychrome scenes depicting Indians hunting game; exotic animals in background. Scene on underside of lid depicts arcade of palm trees flanked on left by seated figure and sword-bearing guards; on right by men in conversation; swords on couch. Interior has tray (removable) on top.
CONDITION: Good, about six chips in gesso in lower right quadrant of top.
Max Kuehne (American, born Germany, 1880-1968). Blanket Chest, ca. 1921. Pine, gesso, lacquer, 21 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (54 x 113 x 49.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 67.271.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.271.1_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 67.271.1_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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