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2731M Marlborough
June 15, 2014 12:00PMCalender

Shaker Cherry Work Counter

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 15, 2014 12:00PM


Shaker Cherry Work Counter, early 19th century, the rectangular overhanging top supported on three parallel front-to-back supports tenoned through the case front, above the case with hinged door and beaded recessed panel fitted with a brass latch, opening to three shelves which are mortised through the case sides and have exposed tenons, all on four inset wheels, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 33, top wd. 36 1/2, case wd. 32 1/4, top dp. 24, case dp. 19 3/4 in.

Literature: Religion in Wood, p. 89.

Note: This small counter is an uncommon form. The case is supported by two hidden stretchers with wheels set into them, making the piece portable, presumably for use in a workshop or kitchen setting. Wheels were sometimes used on much larger Shaker counters, but this small example is atypical.

Provenance: The Andrews Shaker Collection.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

top split lengthwise; evidence of old colors including blue, yellow, and light purple; shelves with lots of staining, door with repair to shrinkage crack and additional cracks.

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