Yoder, Valentine

Valentine Yoder Blanket Chests

The mid-19th century paint decorated blanket chests attributed to cabinetmaker Valentine Yoder, (Sugarcreek Township, Tuscarawas County) are iconic examples of German / Swiss Menonite influenced Ohio furniture. They typically feature a red painted ground with a green and yellow urn of fruit and overflowing wheat or flowering vines, although other floral variants are known.

Nearly thirty examples of these classic chests are known, including the one in this newspaper report from the June, 1993 issue of the Antique Review: (click on the image of the article below to view larger).

Reference note by p4A editorial staff. July 2012.

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