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Shaker Medicinal "Asthma Cure" Bottle in Original Box

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
108
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 Medicinal "Asthma Cure" Bottle in Original Box, Mount Lebanon, New York, 19th century, the wooden box covered with polychrome lithographed paper with printed inscriptions: "The Shaker Asthma Cure/For Asthma Only," "Manufactured By the Mount Lebanon Society of Shakers," "Price One Dollar," and the Shaker agent's name "D.C. Brainard," with tin swivel cover opening to a conforming cavity holding a glass bottle with similar applied lithographed labels, a printed paper listing the rules which "should be strictly observed in connection with the Shaker asthma cure," and one with printed testimonials of the cure, box 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

The New Lebanon, New York, Shakers manufactured their Asthma Cure during the 1880s and 1890s. The labels affixed to the wooden box and bottle are the most colorful ever used by the Shakers to market one of their medicines.

Estimate $200-250

The box label has some minor scattered 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.

Keywords

Shakers, Lebanon, Mount Lebanon Society of Shakers, Asthma Cure

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