April 27, 2021 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 49
 

49

A Chippendale painted and decorated blanket chest
Northampton County (now Lehigh County), PA, dated, "1781"

Inscribed and dated "Johannes/ Schlos/ser/1781," and decorated with carnations, birds, and fish.

H: 26 in. W: 22 in. L: 50 3/4 in.

Provenance

A private New Jersey collection.

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000


 

Inscribed and dated "Johannes/ Schlos/ser/1781," and decorated with carnations, birds, and fish.

H: 26 in. W: 22 in. L: 50 3/4 in.

Provenance

A private New Jersey collection.

Note

Johannes Schlosser (1754-1823) was born to farmer Peter Schlosser and his wife Catherine of Whitehall Township. Johannes married Christine Wirth (1767-1839) in 1784, and the couple had at least eight children. The Schlossers moved from Northampton (now Lehigh) to York (now Adams) County to Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio, where their property was left to two of their sons, George and Henry at the death of Johannes.

Literature

For discussion and illustrations of four related blanket chests, see: Helen Cain and Charles F. Hummel, "The Carnation Chests: New Discoveries in Pennsylvania-German Art," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, pp. 552-557, illustrated pl. III and pl. IV.

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