Antique 1800's-Era Neville Plantation Wooden Blanket Chest
Antique Neville Plantation Wooden Blanket Chest -- attractive, complete and in GREAT condition. (See HISTORY info below.)
This piece is in original antique condition and dates from the mid-1800s. It has period hardware except for some replacement decorative top hinges which were likely acquired before WW II, probably during the '30s.
All of the unions and legs are AOK, as is the fitting of the drawer. Note the dovetailed drawer construction features and hand champfering throughout.
The interior of the chest shows obvious use through the years but is all as it should be. The top and other exterior features are attractively toned and weathered, as shown in the pictures. This chest -- along with a couple of others, which will be listed separately -- was removed from the loft of a Neville Plantation barn I renovated out near Port Hudson, LA. I have dusted it off but have not attempted to seriously clean it.
100% all original. Opens and closes JUST as it should. Nothing is missing. It retains the original hand-turned wooden drawer pulls and may well have been made on the place. I am unsure of the type wood used in the construction.
Price: $795, which is a fair price for this old throwback. No PayPal payments. No checks. Please don't ask. The Buyer will appear in person and pay in CASH ONLY.
MEASUREMENTS: 36" tall, 19 1/2" deep and 45" wide.
HISTORY: The barn in which this chest was found is on land which was once Neville Plantation adjacent to Port Hudson, very near the Civil War battle-siege site. Neville Plantation burned in the late 1920's and I speculate this piece hails from some era well before that time -- maybe even from the time of the Civil War siege.
VERY COLLECTIBLE or would make a great accent piece with any decor.