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Footstool with Lift-Lid and Drawer (SOLD)

Footstool with Lift-Lid and Drawer (SOLD)

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A closely related example by the same maker is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Titus C. Geesey Collection; see Beatrice B. Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection (1982), p. 14, cat.no. 17.

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~ ITEM DETAILS ~

Dimensions: Ht. 9 ½”, W. 16 ½”, D. 9”
Date / Circa: c. 1830-1840
Maker / Origin: Pennsylvania-German, Probably Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Medium: Pine with the original red painted surface with incised and free-hand polychrome decoration on all sides and interior of lid; brass hinges, lock and pull (perhaps restored) and tin escutcheon
Miscellaneous: Provenance: Collection of Violet deMazia, Philadelphia; James and Nancy Glazer, Philadelphia; Dittmar Collection, Colts Neck, NJ

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