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Four Shaker Graduated Oval Covered Storage Boxes

Auction:
2509
Lot:
560
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Shaker Graduated Oval Covered Storage Boxes, America, late 19th/early 20th century, each with bent maple sides, the lapped seams fastened with three to five fingers with chamfered edges secured with copper tacks, pine tops and bottoms, natural finish, (imperfections), ht. 2 1/2-5 5/8, dia. 6-13 5/8 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Condition from smallest to lagest: smallest- several scattered dark stains or burn marks, a few insect holes, two small holes pierced on either end perhaps to dispence thread; second- appears to have been painted red at one time, crack around top rim of box about 3 1/2 in. ending with a loss about 2 1/2 x 3/8 in. , several scattered dark stains or burn marks; third-a few minor small dark stains, finger on cover has a small split at the tip; largest- the cover has a 6 1/2 x 1/2 in. repair and associated cracks on one end, and a crack about 4 1/2 in. on side oposite finger, several cracks around base where joined with wooden pegs.

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