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Item:233312769697VERY RARE 17TH C MA PILGRIM PERIOD SMALL BLANKET CHEST BEST ORIGINAL BLACK PAINT Click image to enlarge Description FRESH FROM A VERY FINE EARLY COLLECTION HERE IS CONNECTICUT WHERE IT HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS. THIS PIECE IS ONE OF THE FINEST EARLY PILGRIM CENTURY MINIATURE TABLE TOP LIFT TOP BLANKET CHESTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT COLONY AND DATES TO THE LATE 17TH CENTURY. AN EXTREMELY RARE PIECE OF AMERICAN 17TH CENTURY FURNITURE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 17TH CENTURY AMERICAN PILGRIM ERA SMALL SIZE LIFT TOP STORAGE CHEST IN FANTASTIC CONDITION. MADE IN THE CONNECTICUT COLONY IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY, THIS GREAT PIECE IS MADE OF AMERICAN EASTERN WHITE PINE. IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL ONE BOARD FRONT MOLDED TOP SECURED BY ITS ORIGINAL WROUGHT IRON SNIPE HINGES. IT HAS ITS ORIGINAL INTERIOR TILL AND THE BATTENS ON THE TOP ARE ALSO ORIGINAL. THE ORIGINAL WROUGHT IRON LOCK IS STILL INTACT, THE BRASS ESCUTCHEON IS PERIOD BUT MIGHT BE AN OLD REPLACEMENT. THE ENTIRE PIECE IS HAND PLANNED AND RIVEN NEW ENGLAND WHITE PINE AND MOST OF THE ORIGINAL HAND WROUGHT (over sized rose head) NAILS ARE STILL INTACT. THESE ARE THE BEST NAILS YOU WILL EVER FIND!!!! THE SURFACE IS WONDERFUL. IT IS THE ORIGINAL AND VERY GRUNGY BLACK PAINT WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST ORIGINAL PATINA. It exhibits only the typical wear and tear you would see from over 325 years of use as I have shown in the photos. Most of the original nails are still intact with just a couple of later 19th additions added. The original snipe hinges are intact (but slightly loose) and there is evidence that in the 19th century they added a pair of small butt hinges (now removed) for added support, (see photos). Only 33" wide, 13" deep and 10" tall Typical wear associated with the age of the item. Low starting Price and NO reserve. DUE TO THE NEW SHIPPING POLICY ON EBAY REGARDING INSURANCE I AM INCLUDING INSURANCE IN THE SHIPPING COST ON ALL ITEMS FOR OUR MUTUAL PROTECTION. Payment PayPal is the preferred method of payment. Please contact us for other forms of payment we accept. Shipping We generally ship within five business days of receiving your cleared payment. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE USUALLY SHIP ON THE THURSDAY OR FRIDAY AFTER THE SALE. MOST OF OUR ITEMS ARE SHIPPED FEDEX OR USPS. Please understand that we are out on the road for most of the week trying to find the items we sell. Because of the nature of our items we cannot determine the shipping until after the sale. Over sized items such as furniture can take a few extra days. Local pick up on larger items is available. If you win more than one item on the same day we will gladly combine shipping. DUE TO THE NEW SHIPPING POLICY ON EBAY REGARDING INSURANCE WE ARE INCLUDING INSURANCE IN THE SHIPPING COST ON ALL ITEMS FOR OUR MUTUAL PROTECTION. Terms of Sale Returns: Returns are accepted for a full merchandise credit. Please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item if you have any problems or concerns. We will gladly come to an amicable resolution if there is a problem with an item. We stand behind each of our descriptions but please remember mistakes can be made. Please contact us with any problems before leaving a negative Feedback or low DSR Star Rating! Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution.Original/Reproduction:Original, Type:Boxes, Material:Wood, Style:Americana, Region of Origin:US-Northeast, Date of Creation:Pre-1800
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Very Rare 17Th C Ma Pilgrim Period Small Blanket Chest Best Original Black Paint