Small Shaker Striped Wooden Pail
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
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.