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Lot 115: Rare Desk on Tripod Stand


Butternut, tiger maple, maple, pine and tin, with original ochre/red stained finish, carved backsplash board with curved ends 2″ above the desk surface, hinged slant lid, (note: later Shaker covered leather top was removed while the tiny iron tacks symmetrically measured surrounding the writing surface remain intact), an applied cove molding above and below the butternut dovetailed desk box, on a tiger maple turned shaft, supported by three carved snake legs, three forged iron staples secure the dovetailed junction of the legs to the bottom of the shaft, some early Shaker repairs at base, on one foot and on the back, two flanking, small, shallow drawers on right side of the case, both early nailed construction and lipped (some missing lip pieces and one pull missing), very rare tin drawer bottoms with scratched drawing of a Shaker brother in wide brimmed hat and coattails, with initials “T R” on one bottom, and scratched into inside of other drawer in script is “Tom Richmond Shakers Station, Enfield Conn. & T.R.”, on the side of the drawer in pencil script is “Edward J Lyman Dec 21, 1860, They shall get refreshments”, (note: this rare desk is in as-found condition and one of a handful from Enfield, CT, c. 1830-1840), 31″ h, 25″ w, 20″ d, see p. 339, Fig. 504, The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture, Rieman and Burks, 2003.

Estimate: $7,000-10,000

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Rare Desk on Tripod Stand