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Olde Hope


American folk and decorative arts of distinction

Alternate Text 115 E 72nd Street
New York , New York 10021
United States

phone (215) 297-0200
phone (215) 262-3288
phone (215) 806-2406

P.O. Box 718
New Hope , Pennsylvania 18938
United States


Rare and Important Mahantongo Chest of Drawers

Rare and Important Mahantongo Chest of Drawers
Attributed to Johannes Braun, with Painted Decoration Attributed to Johann Valentin Schuller, Jr., Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-1840
Pine with the original polychrome-decorated finish
Ht. 51 ¾”, W. 40 ¾”, D. 20 ¼”
Provenance: Harold Rembrandt Mertz, Northumberland, PA; Merle Wenrich, Pottstown, PA; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reed; Sold, Sotheby’s, New York, May 2002, lot 299; Private New Jersey Collection; Private Texas Collection
Exhibition: Bucknell, Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley, 1987; Newark, New Jersey, Newark Museum, 2001.
Literature: Weiser & Sullivan, “Decorated Furniture of the Schwaben Creek Valley,” Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, vol. XIV (1980); Reed, Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley (1987), pp. 5, 61, 90, pl. 5.


Fireboard with White House

The Old Covered Bridge, 1943

Fraktur Drawing

Rare Schwenkfelder Drawing

Hooked Rug with Horses, Birds and Hearts

King Bird

Young Boy in Red with White Dog: Portrait of Phillip Titus Heartt (1806-1879)

Unicorn Weathervane

Youth Quilt – “Nine Schoolhouses within a Sawtooth Border”

Rare Windsor Dish-Top Candlestand

Exceptional Dome-Top Decorated Box

Fish Weathervane


Patrick Bell and Edwin Hild, owners of Olde Hope, operate the only gallery in New York City specializing in American folk art. Founded in 1976, and a 21-year veteran of The Winter Show, Olde Hope also maintains a gallery location outside New Hope, Pennsylvania.