Shaker Covered Oval Box
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
- Date / Time :
- June 15, 2014 12:00PM
Shaker Covered Oval Box, Mount Lebanon, New York, c. 1840, pine top and bottom with bent maple sides joined with three fingers fastened with copper tacks, light brown stained surface, the box containing small wooden pegs, the underside of the lid with penciled inscriptions: "The latter part of 1854 I came to the wash house being then 23 [illegible] was in the year 1855," the name "Louisa," and "$1.10," possibly indicating its selling price from the Shakers, (losses), ht. 1 3/4, wd. 2 7/8, lg. 4 5/8 in.
Literature: Gather Up the Fragments, p. 306.
Two losses near box rim hidden under cover rim: one a V-shaped loss about 1/4 in dia., and one 1/8 x 3/4 in. long possibly a knot or from insect damage.
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