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A.H.Heilman chest
A.H.Heilman chest  
Recently purchased chest of drawers at local yard sale. I can tell it is a nice piece despite the multiple coats of chipped paint it is wearing. A tag on the back identifies the manufacturer as A. H. Heilman Co. Of Montoursville, PA     I have not been able to garner much info on the company or the piece. It is a 6 drawer chest...4 large on bottom, two smaller on top, all with wooden knobs and brass keyholes. The drawer fronts are ever- so -slightly curved. Looks like it may have originally had a mirror attached to the top as there are two slots inset in the top, rear of the chest?
Any details you can provide on this company or their furniture would be tremendously appreciated.
Thank you.

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http://www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/history/Chapter-21.html

http://archive.org/details/ahheilmancosnint00ahhe

http://content.winterthur.org:2011/cdm/singleitem/collection/Invoices/id/454/rec

some interesting things from my files.

i cant tell you the wood species on this one due to the paint.  oak maple or birch most likely and yes, it would have had a shaped mirror held in a wishbone style frame that allowed it to tilt.

restored and in one of the woods mentioned it would sell at 450 without the mirror.  

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