Blanket Chest

This two-drawer blanket chest is most remarkable for its striking yellow painted finish unusual proportion of its drawers.

The top drawer being just one-half the height of the bottom drawer suggests that each of the drawers had a specific purpose, and yet, the cabinetmaker was able to accommodate those needs into a strong design. The bread-board ends of the lid of the chest are fashioned from a single piece of pine to produce a lip to cover the meeting of the lid. This is usually done using an applied molding. To insure that the pulls would not come loose they are threaded into the drawer fronts.

  • Purchased from the Shaker antique market in 1968.