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Blanket Chest

This is a Blanket Chest.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Brooklyn Museum as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1921. Its medium is pine, gesso, lacquer.

Painter and decorative artisan Max Kuehne took inspiration from Persian miniatures for his fanciful decoration of this eighteenth-century-style blanket chest. The orginal owner, Laura Barnes, wife of Philadelphia collector Dr. Albert Barnes, was from Brooklyn

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 67.271.1.

  • Chest (USA)
  • mahogany, brass, gilt bronze.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-90-a/c
  • Secretary
  • mahogany, glass, and brass.
  • Lent by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Museum purchase, acquired....
  • 87.2016.1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 56.5 × 113 × 49.5 cm (22 1/4 × 44 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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