The Chrysler-Garbisch Mahantongo Chest of Drawers (SOLD)
~ ITEM DETAILS ~Dimensions: H 50", W 43 ", D 21"
Date / Circa: dated “1829”
Maker / Origin: Signed on drawer rail by cabinet maker “John Mayer". Decorated by Reverend Isaac Stiehly / Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, dated “Jenner (January 1829)
Medium: polychromed decorated pine, maple pulls
Miscellaneous: Ex collection: Henry Reed. Illustrated: Weiser and Sullivan, “Decorated Furniture of the Schwaben Creek Valley”, The Publications of the Pennsylvania German Sociey, Vol. XIV , fig. 22; Reed, Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley, Plate 11; Reed, “Finding the Fabulous Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley”, Pennsylvania Heritage, Fall 1995, Pg 21.