Shaker Trestle-base Dining Table
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M
- Date / Time :
- June 04, 2016 10:00AM
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.
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