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Shaker Blanket Chest with Underhung Drawer

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Extremely rare, the Shaker blanket chest with an underhung drawer is a highly sought-after twist on an iconic Shaker design made by the skilled cabinetmakers of the Harvard, Massachusetts community. There are only a handful of chests with underhung drawers known. What differentiates this piece is that the drawer was incorporated into the original design, whereas other underhung drawers were added later. ¶ Pine, retaining an old or original orange stain and varnish surface. This refined take on a classic early-American form represents an evolution in design with the underhung drawer being an unequivocally Shaker addition. The blanket box went from being a box, to a box with a lid, to a box with a lid and a drawer, and finally, to a chest elevated off the ground on, in this case, a dovetailed applied bracket base. Always conscious of practicality and efficiency, the Shakers added the lower drawer underneath the chest—easily removed to facilitate cleaning. ¶ Publication: Timothy D. Rieman, The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing), 2003.

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    47.6 x 96.5 x 99.7 cm (18.7 x 38.0 x 39.3 in)

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    New York, USA

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