Max Kuehne (American, born Germany, 1880-1968). <em>Blanket Chest</em>, 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: , 67.271.1_front_PS9.jpg)

Blanket Chest

Artist:Max Kuehne

Medium: Pine, gesso, lacquer

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1921

Dimensions: 21 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (54 x 113 x 49.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 67.271.1

Image: 67.271.1_front_PS9.jpg,

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.

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