Shaker Sister's Two-step Footrest, Canterbury, New Hampshire, c. 1860, pine stepstool with hinged lid on compartment of top step, with pencil inscriptions: "This bench was made for Sister Annie J. Baker in 1860," and large initials "A.J.B." on underside of bench, worn, brown-stained surface, ht. 11, wd. 15 1/4, dp. 10 1/4 in.
Literature: The Magazine Antiques, May 1979; Gather Up the Fragments, p. 291.
The top opens to reveal an interior compartment for storing personal and sewing effects.
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