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Shaker Maple, Birch, and Pine Revolving Chair

Auction:
2255
Lot:
79
Sold for:
$8,225$7,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Shaker Maple, Birch, and Pine Revolving Chair, Mount Lebanon, New York, 1860-1870, the semi-circular spindled half-back above a turned hollow seat, mounted on a cast iron swiveling mechanism with a brass collar above a spider arched base, original surface, (imperfections), ht. 28 1/4, seat ht. 19 1/4 in.

Note: This chair was an innovative addition in the 1860s to the Shaker furniture. They described the chair at the time as "turning on a screw pivot every which way"; this chair is stylistically similar to plate 34 in Shaker Design, Whitney Museum of American Art Exhibition.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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chair , Lebanon, Whitney Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art Exhibition, Metalworking, Shakers

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