DECORATED BLANKET CHEST. Attributed to Valentine Yoder, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, mid 19th century, poplar and chestnut. Dovetailed case on turned feet. Retains its original floral decoration on a red ground. Minor imperfections. 29"h. 31"w. 17 1/2"d. Most of the blanket chests made by Valentine Yoder (1831-1912) are decorated with a compote of fruit (see Garth's, October 2004, lot 74 and Made in Ohio: Furniture 1788-1888, p. 64), however some variants exist.