Blue Decorated Maine Chest
Along the river waterways of Maine in 1800, a town named Farmington Falls attracted all types of industries that required cheap water power and access to abundance of soft woods including pine, spruce and poplar. It is here that this exceptional chest was fashioned. Gorgeous shades of blue: intense, dark blue over light, swirls made by sponge, cloth and combs dance across the top and sides, framed by architectural combed “columns” at each corner. Size: 43 ½” W, 19” Deep, 18 ½” Tall. All pine, including till. Dovetailed construction, applied base molding, replaced hinges. C. 1810-1825: very fancy for its day!
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