Shaker Olive Green-painted Oval Covered Box
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M
- Date / Time :
- June 04, 2016 10:00AM
Shaker Olive Green-painted Oval Covered Box, Mount Lebanon, New York, c. 1881, pine and maple, original olive green paint, four fingers on the box, copper points and tacks, inscribed on the inside of the lid "Presented to Amelia Joslin March 29, 1881 by Sister Dana Brewster," painted on the top of the lid in red "I.D.," possibly James Daniels, ht. 5 5/8, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 9 5/8 in.
Provenance: Purchased from Jimmy Brown of Lee (?), Massachusetts, for $15.00.
Exhibition: Exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art 1986 catalog No. 48.
Note: Dana Brewster was a Ministry Eldress at Hancock, Massachusetts, who gave this box to a younger Shaker sister who entered the Shaker Society at Hancock's Second Family in 1843 at the age of four.
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