1771” in black paint and the name “JOHN / SPITLER” on the central panel provide some answers about its origin. At the same time, those answers raise more questions as I begin to explore the mysteries of this chest, its maker, and its original owner. Currently offered as a gift to Winterthur by Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herdeg, the chest was acquired by the donors at an antiques show in New Castle, Delaware,

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Vibrant Paint Decorated Document Box Seville Ohio 1820 1840 Folk Art | eBay sold 970.00. ...~♥~

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Pennsylvania Dower Chest, Berks County, Original blue-green ground and polychrome decoration, 29.75 H. x 51 W. x 23.5 D.

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#Shabby #Chic #Décor- Make your house a home - beautiful finished dresser.. http://www.myshabbychicstore.com

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