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Salem, NC Miniature Blanket Chest

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Posted 2 years ago

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kab0516
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This is a beautiful Miniature Blanket Chest made around 1830-1840 in Salem, NC today known as Old Salem Museum and Gardens. It measures 17" Tall, 14" deep, and 25" wide. This particular example is attributed to Mr. Karsten Petersen (1776-1857). He was a master cabinet maker. This is one of (possibly three) but very few known Petersen miniature blanket chests from Salem. Most of Petersen's pieces include dressers and full size blanket chests. Look at the dovetails and the wooden pegs at the edge of the chest. A pure example brought $8,000.00 around 10 years ago. However the feet on this one are originals but were replaced around 1860. This piece would be valued slightly lesser. A local dealer said another chance will never pop up because they are so few and far between and no one is willing to let one go. Once again, a true southern piece at it's finest.

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