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2731M Marlborough
June 15, 2014 12:00 PMCalender

Shaker Pine and Birch Worktable

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


Shaker Pine and Birch Worktable, Canterbury, New Hampshire, c. 1840, overhanging rectangular top with breadboard ends, on four block- and ring-turned, slightly swelled, tapering legs joined by a straight apron, with thumbmolded drawer, turned wooden pull, traces of red wash, (minor imperfections), ht. 25 5/8, top 29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

Literature: Shaker Furniture, plate 38; Gather Up the Fragments, p. 139.

The overall form, particularly the square to round transition in the slender legs, divided by a small ring turning, is similar to other tables with provenance from Canterbury.

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Some losses to the thumbmolding on the left side of the drawer.

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Canterbury, Birch Worktable, Shaker Pine, New Hampshire