Shaker Oval Covered Box, Mount Lebanon, New York, c. 1840, pine top and bottom with bent maple sides joined with three fingers fastened with copper tacks, light brown stained surface, the side of the box inscribed "Irish Glue" in red paint, and also with applied paper label inscribed "Irish Glue" in ink, the interior containing flakes of dried animal glue, the inside of the lid is impressed "I.Y." for Brother Isaac Youngs (1793-1865), a Shaker tailor, woodworker, clockmaker, and scribe at the New Lebanon, New York, community, and probable first owner of the box, ht. 2 1/8, wd. 3 3/8, lg. 5 3/8 in.
Literature: Gather Up the Fragments, p. 306.
Minute split at the end of cover finger, also a small surface/flake crack on the bend of the cover
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