Chest of Drawers

Artist/maker unknown, American, Pennsylvania German

Geography:
Made in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
or Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1825-35

Medium:
Yellow poplar, soft woods, painted decoration; brass, iron

Dimensions:
51 1/4 x 43 3/4 x 20 inches (130.2 x 111.1 x 50.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 115, American Art, first floor (Johnson Gallery)

Accession Number:
1925-96-1

Credit Line:
Gift of George H. Lorimer from the Clarence W. Brazer Collection, 1925

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Label:
Furniture painted with this decoration is known as “Schwaben Creek” in reference to the area where it was made. The Schwaben Creek runs along the border of Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties, Pennsylvania, north of Harrisburg.


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