Daily Cool Finds

Pook Pook. October 24th 25th 2008. Lot 49. Estimated: $50K - $80K. Realized: $140,400. Lehigh County, PA painted dower chest dated 1785, inscribed "Sofia Refinger", decorated with 2 green sponge hearts, each with 3 pinwheels on a yellow orange sponge ground with interlacing circle border, above 2 drawers. Bracket feet, 30" h., 49" w. For a similar example, see Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, fig. 227.

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