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Blanket Chest

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pine, gesso, lacquer
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1921
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (54 x 113 x 49.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of lid, under couch: "Max Kuehne 1921"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 67.271.1
    CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 67.271.1_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 7/30/1968
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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