Early Pennsylvania Dutch Blind Cupboard.

A variety of antique furniture, from antique cupboards, antique jelly cupboards,antique farm tables,antique folk art.

Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, circa 1800, decorated by David Y. Ellinger (American 1913-2003), signed on lid.

Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, circa decorated by David Y. Ellinger (American signed on lid.

1780 American (Pennsylvania) Dower chest at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Sometimes also called "hope chests", young women would use one of these chests to hold the clothes, linens, etc. that she was making and saving up to take with her to her husband's house when she married.  I was more used to seeing this as a 19th century phenomenon, so it's interesting to see an 18th century example.

painted frames frame the paintings, the painting on the chest frames the chest, the chest protects/frames the contents of the chest. Dower Chest, ca Pennsylvania;

Chest over Drawers... 1789  Attributed to John Bieber (related to him waaay back then)  American, 1763–1825  Pennsylvania, Berks County  Painted pine

Detail--Chest over Drawers. 1789 Attributed to John Bieber, American, Pennsylvania, Berks County Painted pine

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