Painted and Decorated Dower ChestProbably Berks County, Bern Township, Pennsylvania, 1785-1799
H. 22 _ in.; W. 50 _ in.; D. 23 in.
The base molding and feet are replaced on this chest. The restoration work was not disguised
Provenance: H. William Koch Collection;
David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachusetts
Literature: For an article about Berks County chests: Patricia J. Keller, ÒBlack Unicorn Chests of Berks CountyÓ in "Antiques," October 1991, pp. 594-605.
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
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
Condition: Base molding and feet replaced. Restoration not disguised.