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Shaker Mangle Iron

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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

Description:

Shaker Mangle Iron, 19th century, rectangular with pointed front edge, with spiral twist handle, used in the tailor shop or laundry, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 2 1/4, lg. 12 1/2 in.

Literature: The Magazine Antiques, 1979; Gather Up the Fragments, p. 328.

The Shakers purchased many household items from worldly manufacturers. In the May 1979 issue of The Magazine Antiques it is reported that this mangle, or flatiron, was used in a Shaker tailoring shop.
Estimate $200-250


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