Lehigh County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest
Vibrant Lehigh County, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, inscribed Salame Gaumerrin 1809, having two hearts on the lid which repeat on the front panel, centering a six-pointed star over two stippled drawers, the end panels with three color philphlots, all resting on ogee bracket feet, 30 1/4" h., 47 3/4" w., 22 1/4" d. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania German Decorated Chest, pg. 176, figure 180. Provenance: Sold at Pook & Pook, April 20, 2013, lot 536.
Lacking lock. Original strap hinges. Repair breaks to foot facings. Minor touch-up to feet. Couple repairs to spurs. Original brasses. Overall good condition.
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