Antique "Tagged" Neville Plantation Wooden Blanket Chest
Antique "Tagged" 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-to late 1800s. The hardware is period except for the lid chain which was likely acquired before WW II, probably during the '30s.
The tag on one end appears to say "Corinth." (See photos.)
All of the unions and lid are AOK, befitting the ago of the piece. Note the obvious hand crafted 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, weathered and received a coat of paint at some point in the distant past, 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-lettered "tag," also. I am unsure of the type wood used in the construction.
Price: $460, which is a fair price for this old plantation chest. No PayPal payments. No checks. Please don't ask. The Buyer will appear in person and pay in CASH ONLY.
MEASUREMENTS: 20" tall, 19 1/2" deep and 50" 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.