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June 4, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Shaker Red-painted Pine Double Cupboard over Drawers

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 04, 2016 10:00AM


Shaker Red-painted Pine Double Cupboard over Drawers, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1853, dated "1853" on the backboard, original cherry knobs, original surface, ht. 77 1/2, wd. 48, dp. 20 in.

Provenance: Descended through the family of Abner Sherman Haight, founder of Fruit of the Loom. Abner's son Charles Sherman Haight founded the Lebanon School for Boys on the site of the Shaker community. It descended in the Haight/Shutt families until it was sold to Robert Wilkins and Suzanne Courcier, then to Dr. John R. Ribic and Carla M. Kingsley, whose collection was sold at Northeast Auctions in 2008.

From the Collection of Suzanne Courcier and Robert W. Wilkins.

Note: The washer behind the left-hand door was fashioned from an 1835 store token from Walsh's General Store in Lansingburgh, New York, about 35 miles north-northwest of New Lebanon.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

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Carla M. Kingsley, Charles Sherman Haight, John R. Ribic, Fruit of the Loom, Robert Wilkins, Abner Sherman Haight, Suzanne Courcier, Lansingburgh