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Shaker Carpenter's Workbench

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
102
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 15, 2014 12:00PM

Description:

Shaker Carpenter's Workbench, 19th century, the heavy rectangular top on a narrow case of two dovetailed drawers and two shelves joining heavy posts which have screw notches at the bottom to affix the piece to the floor, old worn red-washed surface, (imperfections), ht. 33 1/4, wd. 57, case wd. 24, dp. 13 1/2 in.

The heavy frame of this piece indicates it was probably built for use in a Shaker workshop. At one time it was built-in, as evidenced by the lack of a back on the drawer case. The second drawer has two integral rows of pointed wooden dowels, perhaps used as a rack for tools.

Estimate $800-1,200

was likely a built in, and was certainly meant for use against a wall, as there is no backboard or drawer stops, back edge of top rough, shelves replaced with thin plywood boards, piece leans slightly backward when freestanding, top with stains.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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