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Shaker Large Covered Oval Box with Label

Auction:
2349
Lot:
50
Sold for:
$1,763$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Shaker Large Covered Oval Box with Label, attributed to David Meacham Jr., New Lebanon , New York, second quarter 19th century, the box with pine top and bottom with bent maple sides joined by four fingers facing left, secured with copper tacks, natural light brown finish, the side with applied printed paper label "HEAL ALL/ Prunella Vulgaris/D.M./New Lebanon, N.Y.," (minor old repair), ht. 4 7/8, 8 1/8 x 12 1/8 in.

Note: According to June Sprigg in Shaker Design, David Meacham Jr. (1776-1847) had been in charge of making the oval storage boxes in New Lebanon, New York from 1821until 1844. For reference see p. 100.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

David Meacham Jr., Shakers

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