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"Mall" of Printed Shaker Herb and Plant Labels

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
115
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

"Mall" of Printed Shaker Herb and Plant Labels, New Lebanon, 19th century, black ink letterpress on colored paper bound with string on one edge, sixteen full pages with seven labels on each, and twenty-two partial pages, full pages 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.

These labels were printed at New Lebanon, New York. Shakers called these bound sheets a "mall" of labels. They were printed on larger sheets and then trimmed into individual labels for a variety of uses in the household and various industries. The rare (and possibly only)surviving examples, offered here and as part of Lot 116, are for the most part uncut.

Estimate $400-600


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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