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Shaker Cherry, Birch, Ash, and Figured Maple Sewing Desk

Auction:
2195
Lot:
606
Sold for:
$22,325$19,000

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Auction:
Sale #2195 - 2195
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2002 11:00AM

Description:

Shaker Cherry, Birch, Ash, and Figured Maple Sewing Desk, probably Canterbury, New Hampshire Community, c. 1860, the bird's-eye maple gallery above the twelve-drawer case with frame and panel construction and a pull-out work surface above the asymmetrically placed vertical paneling which is repeated on the right side and has fine beading surrounding the paneling, drawers and cupboard, on turned, slightly tapering feet which begin with a concentric circle; original drawer and cupboard pulls, old refinish, (very minor imperfections), ht. 42, wd. 31 1/2, dp. 27 1/8 in.

Note: The accompanying copy of a photo taken for publication in the March 1957 issue of Berkshire Eagle newspaper of Pittsfield, Massachusetts pictures Eldress Emma B. King, aged 83, of the Canterbury, New Hampshire community standing in front of this desk.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Keywords

Canterbury, Pittsfield, Emma B. King, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Cabinets, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Cupboard, Furniture, Shakers