Pennsylvania-German Schrank

Pennsylvania-German painted schrank

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

c. 1780

Pine and poplar with the original polychrome-decorated finish; original hardware with the exception of three brass bails and one missing door knob

Ht. 73 7/8”, W. at cornice 66 ½”, W. at case 60”, D. at cornice 22 ¼”, D. at case 19”

This is a rare and important piece of 18th century Pennsylvania-German furniture in an excellent state of preservation. It is rare to find a schrank with a central section flanked by a closet and drawers of unusual small size.

Provenance: Original family, Montgomery County; Richland (PA) Auction Hall; Collection of Sandy and Julie Palley; Private Texas Collection