Unicorn Dower Chest
This important Pennsylvania-German chest is profusely decorated with rampant black unicorns, horses and riders, putto, birds, and pots of tulips on a blue-painted ground. The original polychromed surface is in excellent condition on pine and retains the original hardware.
~ ITEM DETAILS ~Dimensions: H 22 ¾", W 50", D 21 ¾"
Date / Circa: 1788
Maker / Origin: Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Miscellaneous: Published: Keller, "Black-Unicorn Chests of Berks County, Pennsylvania", The Magazine Antiques, October 1991