American Art Traditions


Small Keepsake Chests

Small chests produced by mostly Pennsylvania German craftsmen in the 1700's and 1800's were traditionally decorated with heart and tulip motifs.  These little boxes held miscellaneous small items in the days before closets and chests of drawers were common.  Size: 3" x 3" x 6": with or without ball feet.  Some styles are actually miniature versions of blanket chests and have special peg feet.

Small Chests Oley/Sulfur Sulfur Inlay and Oley Valley



Small Chest Mahantango Mahantango Valley



Small Chests CT/Rank Connecticut River Valley and Rank


Small Chest Yellow Hearts Yellow Hearts

Various other designs


Eleanor Sweeney


Jan Taylor


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