1496
1496

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ADELAIDE DE MENIL AND EDMUND CARPENTER

EXCEPTIONAL SHAKER BUTTERNUT LARGE COMMUNAL DINING TABLE, PROBABLY HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS, 1800-1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 80,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1496

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ADELAIDE DE MENIL AND EDMUND CARPENTER

EXCEPTIONAL SHAKER BUTTERNUT LARGE COMMUNAL DINING TABLE, PROBABLY HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS, 1800-1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 80,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

EXCEPTIONAL SHAKER BUTTERNUT LARGE COMMUNAL DINING TABLE, PROBABLY HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS, 1800-1850

Provenance

The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware (accession no. 65.3045.2);
Leah and John Gordon, American Folk Art Gallery, New York.

Catalogue Note

Measuring over 21 feet in length, this dining table is attributed to the Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire. It is a rare survival of Shaker furniture as most surviving tables of this type were shortened at a later date to make them more usable and versatile. This table, or a nearly identical 21 ½’ example, was deaccessioned by Winterthur Museum, having been sold to Henry Francis du Pont by Edward Ford of Marshfield, Massachusetts, who acquired it from the Shakers at Canterbury in the late 1920s.1  Another was made at the Canterbury Shaker Village and remains there today. The form is similar to that made by Shakers at the Mount Lebanon Village.

1 See Timothy Rieman and Jean Burks, The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture (Atglen, PA Schiffer Publishing, 2003: p. 414, fig. 634.

Important Americana

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New York