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Shaker Butternut and Cherry Desk

Auction:
2898M
Lot:
201A
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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

Description:

Shaker Butternut and Cherry Desk, attributed to Orrin Haskins, Watervliet, New York, early 19th century, the shaped dovetailed gallery above two banks of three short drawers with porcelain pulls, on a projecting table base with overhanging top and case of two half drawers and long drawer with turned wooden pulls, all on square tapering legs, old refinish, (imperfections), ht. 44 1/2, wd. 32 1/2, dp. 21 3/4 in.

Provenance: Purchased in Woodstock, Illinois, from a family whose relative was given the desk while working for the Mount Lebanon Shakers.

Exhibitions: The Orrin Haskins Exhibit, Hancock Shaker Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Orrin Haskins, Christian pacifism, Communalism, Drawer, Furniture, Shakers, Simple living, Watervliet, Pittsfield, Woodstock

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