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Pennsylvania Painted Schrank


PERIOD: 18th century

Pennsylvania painted schrank dated 1775, inscribed 17 Philip Detuk 75, the blue and red cornice with dentil and diamond molding and green sponged ogee center element above a red and yellow stippled frieze with ivory astragal cartouche with name and date, over raised panel doors and sides with ochre sponged surrounds and green and red sponge panels framed in salmon, the doors retaining their original wrought iron rattail hinges, above a base with three green sponged drawers and ochre ground supported by bun feet, 81" h., 60" w. For a related example see Garvan & Hummel The Pennsylvania Germans 1683-1850, plate 27. The schrank in this plate was made for Jacob Bieber, probably by his brother John Bieber. Both were neighbors of Deturk in Berks County

PRIX: $500000