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Shaker Oak and Maple Bench

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
85
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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

Description:

Shaker Oak and Maple Bench, first half 19th century, the rectangular plank top with chamfered lower edge on splayed, turned, swelled, tapering legs, (minor imperfections), ht. 23 7/8, top 22 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.

This is one of a number of sturdy benches that the Andrewses located in their frquent searches through Shaker workshops. The legs on this bench are very subtly turned, with scribe marks highlighting the swells. The legs are mortised into the top and splayed for stability. See Lot 20 in this sale for another example.

Estimate $800-1,200

One of the legs has a small loss on the inside at the bottom.


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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