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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY FINE AND RARE CARVED CHERRYWOOD SHOW TOWEL RACK, PENNSYLVANIA, 18TH CENTURY
appears to retain its original surface.
Height 4 in. by Width 40 in. by Depth 1 3/4 in.; 10.2 by 101.6 by 4.4 cm.
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Provenance

Skip Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania;
Vogel Collection no. 688.

Catalogue Note

This is likely a Pennsylvania German towel rack used to display decorative hand sewn and stitched show towels that were made by women of the household.  For examples of Pennsylvania show towels see Beatrice B. Garvan, The Pennsylvania German Collection, (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1982), p. 271-6, nos. 1-19.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York