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Paint-decorated Dower Chest "Cadrina Blesle/1824," Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1824, the molded lift top above a well with till and hidden compartment, on molded cutout bracket base, painted in overall ground of stippled salmon red, the top with blue-painted oval reserves with small red and black star shapes, the facade with three tombstone panels, the central one with name and date below a pair of tulips, the flanking panels with large six-pointed stars, and small star and flower designs similar to those on the top, the corners painted with alternating red and white diamonds on a narrow blue panel, ht. 25, wd. 53, dp. 22 in.
Provenance: David Wheatcroft.
No major repairs, replacements, or restorations; chip to back right bracket; two small chunks missing from front left side bracket; minor scratching, losses, and wear to top; lock changed; two glue blocks missing; shrinkage crack to bottom board.
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