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Seventeen Shaker Herb Labels

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
110
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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

Description:

Seventeen Shaker Herb Labels, New Lebanon, New York, 19th century, black letterpress ink mostly on blue, yellow, green, brown, orange, cream, or white paper.

The colorful labels used in the mid-19th century Shaker herbal medicinal industry have long been a favorite of Shaker collectors. The Andrewses discovered the mother lode of these in an old shop building at New Lebanon, New York. The wonderful variety of colors, and type and border fonts, make these visually appealing. The canted font on the orange "Sarsaparilla" label looks surprisingly modern for the c. 1850 date.

Estimate $200-250


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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