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June 4, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Shaker Cherry and Walnut Sewing Desk

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


Shaker Cherry and Walnut Sewing Desk, New Lebanon, New York, c. 1870, replaced pulls, original surface, ht. 43 1/4, wd. 32, dp. 21 1/2 in.

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

Note: This is one of several related examples made by an as yet unidentified cabinetmaker; one of which is in the collection of the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon. All of the pieces by this hand show the same leg profile, drawer configuration, and crest shape, as well as skilled craftsmanship.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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