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Shaker Red-painted Maple and Butternut Sewing Desk

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
302
Sold for:
$67,650$55,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Shaker Red-painted Maple and Butternut Sewing Desk, probably Alfred, Maine, c. 1850, the upper section with central door flanked by six drawers above the projecting lower section with pullout work surface, four short drawers and a long drawer, all with paneled sides, all on four swelled and tapering legs, old red paint, the drawers unpainted, ht. 37 3/4, case wd. 29 1/4, case dp. 23 1/4 in.

Literature: For a stylistically similar desk with a different drawer arrangement, see Rieman and Burks, The Complete Book of Shaker Furniture, (New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993), p. 282, pl. 250.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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

Alfred, Desk, Drawer, Furniture, Industrial design, Letter case, Shaker furniture, Shakers, Structure, Writing

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