Red-Painted Mahantongo Chest-of-Drawers



Maker Unknown, Mahantongo Valley, Schuylkill or Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

c. 1830

Pine and poplar retaining the original red painted finish with four graduated drawers outlined in black pinstriping, yellow and red dentil moldings, the front and side rails decorated with yellow and blue stenciled rosettes, and a black and blue compass point star in the center of each side panel. 

Ht. 50 3/4", W. 41", D. 21" 

Provenance: Collection of the Henry Francis Dupont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware #67.0708

Exhibited: Winterthur Museum

Illustrated: Reed, Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley, p. 39. fig. 25; Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, Vol. XIV, 1980, p. 383, fig. 54.

A related chest, probably by the same maker, is in the collection of the American Museum in Bath, England and is pictured in Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, Vol. XIV, 1980, p. 382, fig. 53.

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