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The “Jonathan Otto” Chest of Drawers (SOLD)

The “Jonathan Otto” Chest of Drawers (SOLD)

An important Pennsylvania paint-decorated chest of drawers, inscribed “Mahantango Taunschip”, “Schuylkill Caunty Den 17 tag Abril 1824”.


Dimensions: Ht. 48 ½", W 41"
Date / Circa: Dated “1824”
Maker / Origin: Attributed to William Otto for his son.
Medium: paint-decorated pine, brass pulls
Miscellaneous: Ex-collection: Adele Earnest. Illustrated: Earnest, Folk Art In America, Pg 21; Reed, Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley, Plate 8; Reed, “Finding the Fabulous Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley”, Pennsylvania Heritage Fall 1995, Pg 24.

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