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Shaker Oval Covered Box

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
28
Sold for:
$984$800

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

Description:

Shaker Oval Covered 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 varnished surface, the interior lid with penciled presentation inscription from a Shaker sister, (mineral deposits on surface of cover), ht. 2 1/4, wd. 4, lg. 6 1/8 in.

Literature: Gather Up the Fragments, p. 308.

A lengthy gift inscription appears on the inside of the lid of this box: "Presented/By Betsy Crosman/to Sarah Crother/June 30 1874/Truely I love the Giver/her life is one of/sweet Contentment." Betsy Crosman was born on February 27, 1804, in Wilmington, Vermont. She was one of a group of converts made at Wilmington by New Lebanon Shaker Calvin Green. She moved with her family to New Lebanon in 1819. She lived at the North Family and then the Church Family, where she served as a Deaconess. Crosman was a weaver and a tailoress; she died on November 24, 1892, aged 88.

Estimate $700-900

Scattered varnish losses on surface of box. The mineral deposits on the cuver are whitish spots.


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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Betsy Crosman, Lebanon, Wilmington, Sarah Crother, Vermont

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