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Shaker Trestle-base Dining Table

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2898M
Lot:
225
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Shaker Trestle-base Dining Table, Watervliet, New York, c. 1840, (with later Shaker modifications), old patina, ht. 28 1/2, lg. 60, lg. with leaves up 82 1/2, dp. 41 in.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mrs. John C. Spring, East Sullivan, Maine, who purchased the table from the Shakers.

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

Note: The Shakers were known to modify and alter the furniture that they used to suit the needs of the user or users, especially as the communities became less populated after the Civil War. That is the case with this table, which had its top reduced in length and drop leaves added. According to a previous owner of the table, he once showed an image of the table to Sister Mildred Barker, who remembered it in its current state when she moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931.
Estimate $18,000-24,000


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

Mildred Barker, John C. Spring, East Sullivan, National Register of Historic Places in Androscoggin County, Maine, New Gloucester, Maine, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Salt and pepper shakers, Shaker, Shakers, Table, Watervliet

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