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Shaker Covered Oval Box

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
26
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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

Description:

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.
Estimate $600-800

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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