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Paint-decorated Harmonist or Harmonite Cupboard

Auction:
3303T
Lot:
1589
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3303T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 29, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Paint-decorated Harmonist or Harmonite Cupboard, Pennsylvania, c. 1825, with molded cornice above an upper section with two paneled cupboard doors centering four-pointed stars above a projecting work shelf with undermolding, and lower section featuring a similarly decorated door, all on molded base and shoe feet, original painted decoration in overall red, the door panels painted yellow and blue, (imperfections), ht. 80 1/2 in.

Note: The Harmony Society was a German separatist group founded by Johann Georg Rapp in 1785. After persecution by the Lutherans, the Harmony Society left Germany and settled in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and later moved to the Indiana territory.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Johann Georg Rapp, Christianity, Cornice, Cupboard, George Rapp, Harmony Society, Harmony, Pennsylvania, Intentional communities, Radical Pietism, Germany, Christian denominations

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