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Shaker Painted Oak Sleigh Bench

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2731M
Lot:
84
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 15, 2014 12:00PM

Description:

Shaker Painted Oak Sleigh Bench, c. 1830, the canted sides with arched tops joined by mortised seat with diagonal bracing, early yellow/green paint, (lacks horizontal boards at base), ht. 25 1/2, wd. 33, dp. 9 1/2 in.

Literature: Gather Up the Fragments, p. 373.

Note: Andrews family tradition states that this bench was made for use on a Shaker sleigh. It is certainly a unique form, and the entire frame is held in tension, with the splayed sides attached to the seat by diagonal stretchers. Additionally, the sides are screwed into the seat. The bottoms of the sides are relieved on the inside, and numerous nail holes on the outside show where it was nailed into place, which lend to the plausibility of its use as a sleigh bench.

Provenance: The Andrews Shaker Collection.
Estimate $400-600


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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