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Shaker Pine Bench

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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

Description:

Shaker Pine Bench, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1830, the seat with molded edge joined to the cutout feet by diagonal mortised braced supports, old worn brown-stained surface, (imperfections), ht. 16, dp. 9 1/2, lg. 47 3/4 in.

Literature: Shaker Furniture: The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect, plate 1.

This pine bench exhibits the pointed arch cutouts found on early meetinghouse and dining benches from New Lebanon, where the Andrewses acquired this bench. The top has a molded edge on the seat and is finished in a dark stain. Another bench, as well as a bookshelf, included in this auction (Lots 53 and 44, respectively) have similarly shaped cutouts at the bottom, suggesting perhaps they were constructed by the same cabinetmaker.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

wear to top, abrasions at bottom of ends, chip to one.


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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Andrewses, same cabinetmaker

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