Exceptional Miniature Blanket Chest

Unsigned, Southeastern Pennsylvania

Circa 1830

Pine with the original grain-painted finish in exceptional condition

H 10", W 16", D 9"

Formerly in the collection of Clyde and Betty Youtz, dealers from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The bold color and strict craftsmanship sets this miniature chest far above others of its type. The design in the graining of this chest simulates a ribbon tied around it, perhaps intended as a gift from the maker.