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Antique pine and bamboo lift top blanket chest
Antique pine and bamboo lift top blanket chest


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Antique pine and bamboo lift top blanket chest circa 1900. Four drawers and solid brass pulls. Old dark blue paint surface. Measures 38 inches tall, 17 inches deep and 33.25 inches wide. Wonderful clean condition, strong and sturdy. Originally retailed by A. I. Namm and Son, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY. The A.I. Namm & Son Department Store stood at 450-458 Fulton Street. Polish immigrant Adolph I. Namm came to the US in the 1870's and started his business in Manhattan. In 1885, Namm moved his business to Brooklyn. Eventually his business expanded from a storefront to a block-long complex stretching from Fulton to Hoyt Street. By the 1920's, A.I. Namm was one of the largest department stores in the country, with more than 80 departments and 1,200 employees. Information obtained from the Brooklyn Historical Society. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit:

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