Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000
Price Realized: $20,650
Cherry, base is the original dark varnish finish, two cherry trestle feet with cherry arched feet, one oak support, through mortised and pinned on diagonal, unusual medial arch support, 27 1/2″ h, 8′ 8″ l, 41″ w, (ex. Dr. Sprowl’s collection; purchased at Doug Towle Shaker Auction, Lot 145, September 4, 2005).
“I spent a lot of time and effort to acquire the trestle table. It came directly from Mrs. Nixon whose father removed it from Union Village when it closed. He was one of the last two farm managers for the Shakers and he did use it to transact farm business with cattle buyers at Union Village. The base is old original finish as is the underside of the top. The top itself has been refinished. The table is original and intact but at one time some boards had been added under the top for reinforcement and the screw holes as present. This was done in the late 1800’s when the Shakers modified a lot of the furniture at Union Village to support marble tops which were quite heavy.” Dr. Sprowls