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    Posted 12 months ago

    Ttilley
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    Can anyone tell me anything about this chest? It is pine, but I am wondering where it might have come from. Thank you.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
      This doesn't appear old to me & the painter's skills looks amateurish to me. The colour of the wood looks new. That 2x4 (?) on the left looks like the "bad end" carpenters cut off. Hey, my opinion only.
    2. Ttilley Ttilley, 12 months ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2. I am looking for opinions! You may be seeing the pieces of cardboard box stuck to that left side.
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 12 months ago
      Does the lock work? is there a triangle shaped pointed piece on the lid that goes down into the lock?
    4. Ttilley Ttilley, 12 months ago
      There is nothing on the lid now, but something was there.
    5. bobby725 bobby725, 12 months ago
      The lock, I was told, is called a butterfly lock. If you find the right skeleton key, the key will spread the two metal pieces allowing the lid to open.

      This is my chest that I posted 3 years ago, with a similar lock.



      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/187191-primitive-early-american-blanket-chest
    6. Ttilley Ttilley, 12 months ago
      Thank you bobby725. I added a picture of the inside of the lock.
    7. bobby725 bobby725, 12 months ago
      It looks a lot like my lock and it looks old. There are a lot of trunk and chest people on here, keep posted, someone here will have more info. and Welcome to C.W.!
    8. Ttilley Ttilley, 12 months ago
      Is this something that could have some refinishing on the paint done? From what I can find in researching this, it seems to possibly be in the Pennsylvania Dutch style. I wonder if the mural on the top was painted at a later date as it does not seem to match the style.
    9. Karl-Fodor, 10 months ago
      The box closure was made in the early 1800s.

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