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Shaker Wood Box over Drawer

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
104
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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

Description:

Shaker Wood Box over Drawer, Canterbury, New York, c. 1830, the top shelf with straight back and canted ends continuing to the box with molded slant lid, above a single drawer and high demilune cutouts, old surface with worn salmon paint, ht. 47 1/2, wd. 30 1/2, case dp. 18 1/4 in.

Literature: The Magazine Antiques, May 1979.

Possibly from the Shaker community of Canterbury, New Hampshire. A small note inside says, "Canterbury was used for Ministry." While many Shaker woodboxes have legs, the presence of a drawer, possibly for kindling, makes this example uncommon. See Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture, p. 395, for a Canterbury sewing desk with a similar demilune cutout on the case sides.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

general wear and signs of use; minor shrinkage, turned wooden pull may be a replacement.


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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Canterbury, worn salmon paint, New Hampshire

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