Estimate: $800 – $1,200
Matching Shaker wrought steel tongs and long handled shovel, small ball tops, elegantly designed opening for tongs, with rounded shaft tapered downward to the flattened petal shaped log holders, 21″ l; Shovel with an even smaller ball top, and a round tapered shaft thickening into a grip and again tapering further down to a 2 1/2″ squared section that becomes the pan of the flared shovel, 25″ l.
One of the most elegant pair of Shaker stove tools made by a master Shaker craftsman.
Shovel purchased from the Antique Shop at Canterbury in 1951 for $3.00
(Dr. McCue’s Journal Entry #153)
Religion in Wood, Andrews, Edward Deming and Faith, 1971, p. 73
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1964