Lot 85: Rare Shaker Bench


Lot 85: Rare Shaker Bench


SOLD: $100,000  (without buyer’s premium)
Estimate: $20,000 – $40,000

Birch and pine, original dark finish, 24 finely tapered spindles, shaped pine plank seat, four turned and tapered legs, each pair with front to back turned stretcher, five large handmade screws in back of seat at measured intervals, Enfield, NH, c. 1830, 14 1/2″ seat h, 31 1/4″ overall h, 6′ 2″ l, 13 3/4″ d, (Hazel and Robert Belfit collection; Ed Clerk collection).


A great classic example of this form, best condition, finest finish and patina, exceptional provenance.


The 1991 Philadelphia Antiques Show, Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 1991, p. 27.

“The Shakers – An Exhibition Concerning Their Furniture, Artifacts and Religion”, The Women’s Auxiliary of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Great Hartford, CT, November 7-11, 1975, catalog #18.

SKU: 20142085 Category:


Shaker Bench, Enfield, NH