Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000
Price Realized: $21,240
Pine, original deep yellow stained finish, applied molding around edge of top, five dovetailed and lipped drawers in upper section over five dovetailed and lipped drawers in lower section, original hard wood pulls (two on each drawer), paper labels affixed to most drawers, bottom applied molding around the base, Canterbury, NH, c. 1830-1840, 48″ h, 56″ w, 30″ d.
Probably used in the Sister’s sewing workshop for textile storage, and later (after 1900) used for storage of holiday decorations, as the labels signify. A rare Canterbury chest of drawers in yellow.
Skinner’s Auction Gallery, mid 1970’s.
Bill Samaha, Milan, OH and Wellesley, MA
Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, CT
New York City collection
“True Gospel Simplicity: Shaker Furniture in New Hampshire”, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH, July 3 – September 30, 1974