Lecture by Maggie Stier
Erhart Muller: The Man Behind the Collection
June 3, 6PM
June 1, 12PM–5PM
June 2, 12PM–5PM
June 3, 12PM–8PM
Skinner is pleased to present The Shaker Collection of Erhart Muller, an auction of the last of the pioneering collections to be offered to the public. Erhart, who died at 105 years old, remained enthusiastic and passionate about Shaker furniture and utilitarian objects and their association with the many Shakers he befriended beginning in the 1940s. Erhart and his wife, Ruth, had a broad interest in everything Shaker: furniture, woodenware, tools, textiles, baskets, and ephemera. His keen interest was in preserving these objects along with their historical relevance. They were meticulous in caring for their collection and recognized early on the importance of preserving original Shaker finishes.
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