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"Mall" of Printed Shaker Herb and Plant Labels, and others

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
116
Sold for:
$523$425

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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, and others, New Lebanon, New York, 19th century, the "mall" with black ink letterpress on yellow paper bound with string on one edge, eight additional unbound and uncut sheets, and a blackberry extract label, mall pages 6 1/2 x 5 3/4, other sheets to 6 1/2 x 5 in.

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. These rare surviving examples are, for the most part, uncut. The labels here represent a wide range: from medicinal extracts of herbs to chemical compounds, and even textiles. The "Fluid Extract Blackberry" label would have been affixed to a jar of the same.
Estimate $300-500


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Plant Labels, chemical compounds

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