Diminutive Kentucky inlaid blanket chest, walnut with poplar secondary wood, molded rectangular top over a conforming walnut case with dovetailed front, sides and feet; the front inlaid with two J or comma shapes joined by a horizontal crescent and diamond, the serpentine front skirt inlaid with a circle and dot design. Bracket feet. Plain sides with shaped skirts. Interior open till. 22 1/2" H x 33" W x 17 3/4" D. Provenance: descended in a Kentucky family. CONDITION: Older refinish. Top has full shrinkage crack to top and has been braced from underside. Hinges missing. Replaced strip at upper back where hinges once joined it to the top. Lower half of rear right and left foot facing replaced. Base molding on both sides of the chest replaced.
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