A nearly identical blanket chest to the example illustrated here is in the Log Cabin of the Golden Plough Tavern, York, Pennsylvania. A related example dated 1793 and found in North Carolina with scalloped encircled pinwheels is illustrated in Fabian, p. 106, fig. 47. The North Carolina blanket chest has almost identical proportions and differs in structural decoration only in the exaggerated volute returns at its bracket feet. The date of the North Carolina example suggests an earlier point of manufacture for the blanket chest illustrated here. In addition, the presence of the North Carolina blanket chest attests to the ethnic and aesthetic relationship of Germans in Pennsylvania to those south through the Shenandoah Valley to North Carolina.