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A Rare and Important Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest (SOLD)

A Rare and Important Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest (SOLD)

This featured chest, related to the work of Daniel Otto, sold at the 2013 Winter Antiques Show.

~ ITEM DETAILS ~

Dimensions: Ht. 23.5", W. 38.5", D. 19.5"
Date / Circa: c. 1815
Maker / Origin: Centre County, PA
Medium: Pine with the original pictorial polychrome-decorated finish on a grain-painted ground.
Miscellaneous: Provenance: Collection of John Gordon; Christies, NY, The John Gordon Collection of Folk Americana, January 15, 1999, Lot 237; a private CA collection. Exhibited: The Whitney Museum of American Art, "The Flowering of American Folk Art: 1776-1876," February-March 24, 1974. Illustrated: Fales, Jr. American Painted Furniture 1660-1880, p. 447, fig. 445; Lipman and Winchester, The Flowering of American Folk Art: 1776-1876, p. 228, fig. 303. For a closely related example in the collection of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA: Beckerdite, ed., American Furniture 2011; Minardi, "From Millbach to Mahantongo: Fraktur and Furniture of the Pennsylvania -Germans", p. 88, fig. 125.

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