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Four Shaker Brushes, Sewing Carrier, and Pincushion

Auction:
2509
Lot:
571
Sold for:
$296$250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Shaker Brushes, Sewing Carrier, and Pincushion, America, late 19th/early 20th century, round turned maple and horsehair brushes, small bent maple carrier with swing handle the bottom lined with pink silk, with "Sabbathday Lake Shakers/Maine" branded mark on base; a small square silk-covered white kid pincushion with "Sabbathday Lake Shakers/Maine" trademark stamped on the bottom, (imperfections), ht. 1 3/8-6 1/4, brush lg. 11-12 in.
Estimate $400-600

Brushes- one with four holes with horsehair losses, all show signs of wear, one has a couple cracks around the bottom of the shaft, carrier has an approx. 4 x 1/8 sliver of loss on the rim, lacking ribbons on sides, pink silk has fraying, pincushion has spots of glue on the silk cover.

Keywords

Maine, bent maple carrier, Brush, Cumberland County, Maine, Horsehair, New Gloucester, Maine, Pincushion, Shakers, Silk

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