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Small Shaker Striped Wooden Pail

Auction:
2482
Lot:
104
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Small Shaker Striped Wooden Pail, probably Rufus Crossman or Elder Daniel Boler, Mount Lebanon, New York c. 1875, made to commemorate a terrible fire at Mount Lebanon, New York in 1875, these decorative pails were made from the cedar posts of a fence that survived the fire, sumac, and other contrasting light and dark woods, with pine bottom, iron hoops, bail, and coffin-shaped bail plates, and hardwood handle, ht. to top of rim 4 7/8, dia. 7 1/4 in.

Literature: For similar examples see Shaker Woodenware Vol. II, by Sprigg & Johnson, 1992, pp. 132-3.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Mount, Lebanon, Daniel Boler, Rufus Crossman, Geography of Pennsylvania, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Shakers

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