PAINTED DOWER CHEST Signed by JOHN SELTZER

Signed and Dated John Seltzer 1808
Jones Town, Dauphin (Now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania

Primary wood: White Pine
Secondary wood: Tulip Poplar, White Pine

Height: 24 inches
Width: 51 1/2 inches
Depth: 22 3/4 inches

Reference: A similar chest also signed by John Seltzer, (1774-1845) is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. That chest is dated 1804 and appears in Monroe H. Fabian, The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest, page 141, entry 107.

Item number 6538