Pennsylvania Dower Chest


A beautiful paint-decorated Pennsylvania dower chest, pine and poplar. The chest sports two half-drawers, old brasses and original strap hinges and is decorated with many Pennsylvania motifs, including a heart, tulips, pinwheels and stars. It is signed on the front panel, “Barbara Shank, 1808". The paint on this chest is original, except for later 19th century paint over the original paint on the lid. This beautiful example of Pennsylvania folk art would make a strong statement in any room in which it might be placed.

Dimensions: 51” wide x 32” high x 23” deep.

Item No. 170228

Price: $5,900.

Sale Price: $4,600. (Firm)

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