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PAINT DECORATED DOWER CHEST
Berks County, Pennsylvania
This Fine Quality Pennsylvania Dower Chest of soft wood construction has its Original Painted Decoration which was typical of Berks County.
The two painted panels surrounded by simulated graining are identical. Well placed flowers are enclosed in a architectural framework beneath an arch supported by pilasters. These pilasters are flanked by half pilasters on its corners. Their original free hand decoration outlined in white on lid and front is perfectly correlated with the structural design of this well proportioned dower chest.
This Fine Quality Pennsylvania Dower Chest represents a American folk tradition that would be a prized addition to anyone’s collection.
Purchased in this Wonderful Original Condition from a private New York collection.
Height: 24″ Width: 4′ 3″ depth: 22 1/4″
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