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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3307M Marlborough
November 2, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Paint-decorated Tulip Poplar Blanket Chest

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3307M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 03, 2019 10:00AM


Paint-decorated Tulip Poplar Blanket Chest, Washington County, Pennsylvania, early 19th century, the molded hinged top with a panel of painted "rays of the sun" surrounded by graining, the facade with a "pine tree" pattern composed of a tree trunk issuing stylized sponge-applied green and burnt sienna branches and "pine cones," the pattern repeating on the sides, all on bracket feet, original surface, ht. 23 1/2, wd. 42 3/4, dp. 19 in.

Provenance: A note reading "this chest belonged to Andrew Sonnendecker, my grandfather... Gail Williamson." accompanies the chest.

Exhibitions: American Painted and Decorated Furniture, 1750-1930, The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1982-83, lent by Mr. Gus Knapp and Mr. Tom Farley.
The property of August (Gus) Knapp
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Tom Farley, Andrew Sonnendecker, Gus Knapp