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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2961B Boston
November 19, 2016 10:00 AMCalender
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Paint-decorated Dower Chest

$2,460$2,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Paint-decorated Dower Chest, decorated by Christian Selzer, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, c. 1780, the hinged lid with two floral panels above the brown putty-painted case with two panels of potted tulips bordered by scrolling leaves on the front, the sides with pinwheels in black and white, all on bracket feet, (paint wear), ht. 20, wd. 43 3/4, dp. 19 in.

Provenance: Sold at Pook & Pook, The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley, April 20-21, 2007, Lot 740, where it was acquired by the present owner.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Keywords

Donald A. Shelley, Christian Selzer, Lebanon, Jonestown