Possibly Lykens Valley area of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, dated 1810, poplar. Dovetailed case with interior till, resting on bracket feet. Retains its original painted decoration included three arches, as well as stylized hearts and flowers, and its original strap hinges. Imperfections. 26"h. 49 1/2"w. 22"d. See Garth's, November 2009, lot 1, for another chest decorated by the same hand. See also Fabian, The Pennsylvania Decorated Chest, fig. 169. Sold at Garth's Auction 3/26/27
American blanket chests - Shape Pennsylvania Dower Chest “Centre County” Dimensions: H 25 W D Date / Circa: c. Maker / Origin: Centre County, Pennsylvania Medium: Pine with the original polychrome decorated finish.