Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000
Pine, original chrome yellow painted finish, breadboard lid, original strap hinges attached with screws, brass escutcheon surround, one drawer with original fruitwood pulls, square tapered base, 28 1/2″ h, 42 1/2″ w, 18 3/4″ d.
“In 1948, Eldress Emma (King) took me to the Attic of the Ministry Shop where I purchased the chrome yellow blanket chest for $100”, as told to Willis Henry by Dr. McCue in a series of interviews in 2003.
Purchased from Canterbury Shakers in 1949 for $100
(Dr. McCue’s Journal Entry #75)
Religion in Wood, Andrews, Edward Deming and Faith, 1971, p. 72
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1964