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Shaker Olive Green-painted Oval Covered Box

Auction:
2898M
Lot:
60
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2898M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). 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 Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Jimmy Brown, James Daniels, Dana Brewster, Olive Green-painted, Christian pacifism, Communalism, Dana, Hancock, Massachusetts, Shakers, Simple living, Hancock

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