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Shaker Tin Hanging Candle Sconce

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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

Description:

Shaker Tin Hanging Candle Sconce, Hancock, Massachusetts, early 19th century, with crimped edge on the arched crest and reeded borders, with lower shelf to hold matches, ht. 19, wd. 6, dp. 4 1/2 in.

Literature: Shaker Furniture: The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect, plates 1 and 27; Shaker: Furniture and Objects, p. 75; and Gather Up the Fragments, p. 338.

Exhibitions: Probably Whitney Museum, 1935, #2; Renwick, 1973.

"The tin candle sconce (from Hancock) is provided with a rack for matches or matchbox," Andrews and Andrews, Shaker Furniture, p. 67. It has a scalloped top edge and would have been hung from a nail.

Estimate $1,500-2,500


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.

Keywords

Hancock, Shaker Tin Hanging Candle Sconce, Massachusetts, Andrews, Probably Whitney Museum

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