Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:00AM
Willis Henry SHAKER AUCTION Saturday, September 6 at 11 am,
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
Previews: Thurs & Fri. 11-5 & Sat. 9-11 am
An exceptional and diversified group of Shaker antique furniture and accessories most all in original finishes. Many unusual cupboards, stands, tables, beds, chests, large assortment of chairs, Trustee’s desk, small infirmary cupboards, large herb cupboard, pails & oval boxes, ephemera, documents & rare photos, unusual textiles & rare Sister’s sewing utensils, Shaker dressed dolls, etc. Many pieces were acquired directly from the Shakers by important collectors/ dealers featuring the Flo and Howard Fertig collection (friends of Sabbathday Lake Shakers); the Ed Clerk collection; the James Bissland collection; Hazel & Robert Belfit; Miriam & Jerry McCue; and the Ed & Celeste Koster collection.
Karel & Willis Henry email@example.com
An important Washstand signed and dated underneath the bottom drawer, “Made by James Calver, April, 1862”, exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art in 1986, illustrated
Order catalog $40 online or call 781-834-7774 in Shaker Design, June Sprigg, p. 87, plate 40.
Sister’s Cupboard over Drawers in original
bittersweet finish, a peg board interior for
bonnets & a hidden key fitted under the base,