Pleasant Hill, Kentucky Shaker blanket chest, poplar with red wash. Comprised of a rectangular lid with breadboard ends and cleated front edge, wide interior till, and a molded bracket foot base. 19" H x 34 1/4" W x 16" D. Circa 1830. Note: A blanket chest with similar cleated top is featured in the museum catalog "A Sense of Place: Kentucky Shaker Furniture and Regional Influence" for the Shaker Museum at South Union, October 5 through December 24, 1996, on page 26. Provenance: Descended through the family of Catherine Colt Yandell, a descendant of Samuel Colt, and her husband Daniel Yandell, Danville, Kentucky. CONDITION: General wear, scratching and paint loss, mostly to the top. All feet facings with horizontal splits, one rear foot facing with patch, glue block to one rear foot replaced; patch to edge of bottom board near right rear foot.
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