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Shaker Cherry Armless Rocker

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$369$300

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

Description:

Shaker Cherry Armless Rocker, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1840, with three arched slats, old refinish, ht. 37 1/2, seat ht. 14 1/2 in.

This chair is easily attributed to New Lebanon based on a number of features. The frame of the chair is canted back to accommodate the sitter, a feat all the more impressive given that it is screwed onto thin rocker blades. The slats are mortised into the posts, and the top slat is through pinned. The collar turning between the top of the rear posts and the finial (Shakers called them pommels) is a hallmark type for this community. The tape seat (Shakers called it listing) has been replaced.

Estimate $200-300


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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