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Lot 27: Rare Comb Rack

Butternut, original varnish finish, exceptional carved backboard with hole for hanging, inset into a rectangular, finely dovetailed box with canted sides and front, thin stock bottom board symmetrically nailed to the open box, 9 1/2″ h, 10″ w, 3 3/4″ d. [Pictured on p. 217, “American Communal Societies Quarterly”, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2016, From the Belfit Collection, “an exquisite illustration of perfect Shaker craftsmanship…The workmanship is so superb that an antique cabinetmaker said ‘It is a privilege just to hold it'”. Robert Belfit purchased the rack at Hancock from the Francis Hall House. He supposed that it was made “by one of the fine cabinetmakers in the Harvard Society” and brought to Hancock by Sister Martha Wetherill.] 

Estimate: $2,000-3,000

SKU: 20192027 Category: Tags: , ,

Hammer Price: $3,000.00