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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ADELAIDE DE MENIL AND EDMUND CARPENTER

RARE SHAKER RED-PAINTED PINE AND FIGURED MAPLE TWO-DRAWER WORK TABLE, PROBABLY NEW HAMPSHRE, CIRCA 1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1501

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ADELAIDE DE MENIL AND EDMUND CARPENTER

RARE SHAKER RED-PAINTED PINE AND FIGURED MAPLE TWO-DRAWER WORK TABLE, PROBABLY NEW HAMPSHRE, CIRCA 1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

RARE SHAKER RED-PAINTED PINE AND FIGURED MAPLE TWO-DRAWER WORK TABLE, PROBABLY NEW HAMPSHRE, CIRCA 1850

Provenance

Gary C. Cole, American Decorative Arts, New York.

Catalogue Note

This worktable has an overall form that relates it to Shaker tables made in New Hampshire. Its large size required supporting legs that are thick at the top but though exceptionally tapered at the bottom. The turned knobs are characteristic of like tables made in New Hampshire. A related worktable believed to have been made in Canterbury, New Hampshire in circa 1820 is in the collection of the Canterbury Shaker Village.1 Made of birch and maple with salmon paint, it was likely used for the ironing of large sheets and storage of ironing boards when not in use.  This table may have served a similar purpose.

1 See Timothy Rieman and Jean Burks, The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture (Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 2003): p. 414, fig. 633.

Important Americana

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New York