New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A SALMON-PAINTED AND DECORATED BLANKET CHEST
Paint decoration attributed to Moses Eaton, Jr. (1796-1886), Hancock and Dublin, New Hampshire, second quarter 19th century
The rectangular salmon-painted top with green and red stencilled leaf, star and line decoration and molded edge lifting to a conforming interior fitted with a till above a conforming salmon-painted case decorated with green and red-painted urns, swags and pinwheels over a similarly decorated skirt, on bracket feet, till missing lid
20in. high, 37in. wide, 18in. deep
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Gordon, Masterpieces of American Folk Art (Lincroft, New Jersey, 1975).
Lincroft, New Jersey, Monmouth County Historical Society, "Masterpieces of American Folk Art" 29 September - 29 November 1975.
Several interiors decorated by Moses Eaton and using motifs similar to the stencil-decoration on this chest are illustrated and discussed in Lipman and Winchester, The Flowering of American Folk Art: 1776-1876 (New York, 1974), pp. 206-207, figs. 277 and 279.
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