Paint decorated pine blanket chest, exuberant red and ochre decorated case atop a red painted base with bracket feet. Hinged top with molded edges and breadboard top opens to reveal an interior till. Oval iron escutcheon and key. 23-1/2″H x 48″W x 22″ D. Probably Mid-Atlantic, mid 19th century. Provenance: A Mississippi estate. Condition: Retains much of original paint on front and sides (top and feet show some wear), original feet, hinges, lock and escutcheons. Shrinkage crack to top and bottom.
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