A French or German, antique, 18th century hand carved wood blanket chest carved with a leaf and vine rectangular border, heraldic roaring lions and asymmetrical foliate and shell forms. It is inscribed with initials and a date indicating it a wedding chest. Notice the decorative brass escutcheon with a key. The apron is decorated with a reticulated, scrolling leaf design.
Dated 1789 W 57.75 D 20 H 30 in.