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Shaker Bittersweet/Red and Yellow-stained Oval Fixed Handle Carrier

Auction:
2898M
Lot:
43
Sold for:
$14,760$12,000

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

Description:

Shaker Bittersweet/Red and Yellow-stained Oval Fixed Handle Carrier, Canterbury, New Hampshire, c. 1860, maple and pine, possibly ash handle, red-stained exterior surface with yellow-stained interior, three fingers, copper points and tacks, written in black ink on the bottom: "Ednah E. Fitts, Chh. Canterbury 1860," (this appears to have been reinforced), ht. 7, lg. 10 7/8, dp. 7 3/4 in.

Exhibitions: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1986, catalog No. 51(b).

Note: Sister Ednah E. Fitts served as a trustee and as a nurse at Canterbury, New Hampshire, from 1911-1918. She was the assistant Ministry Eldress.
Estimate $30,000-50,000


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.

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Canterbury, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Shakers

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