Lift-Top Chest (SOLD)

Initialed “E.W” and Dated “1817”

Albany, New York

Dated 1817

Pine with original paint-decorated finish

Ht. 20 ¾”, W. 45”, D. 17 ¼”

Provenance: Avis and Rockwell Gardiner, Stamford, Connecticut; Stewart Gregory, Wilton, Connecticut; Sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, January 1979, lot 341 Exhibition: New York, American Folk Art Museum, "An Eye on America: Folk Art from the Stewart E. Gregory Collection, 13 March - 14 May 1972 (illustrated in catalogue, p. 14, no. 61). Literature: De Julio, "New York-German Painted Chests," The Magazine Antiques (May 1985), p. 1162, pl. VIII.