Federal Grain Painted Lift-Top Blanket ChestProbably Vermont, 1820-1840
H. 43 _ in.; W. 41 in.; D. 17 _ in.
The grain-painted decoration is similar to that found on pieces from the Shaftsbury, Vermont region.
Provenance: Private New England collection;
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Olde Hope Antiques, January 2009
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assembled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide