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Auction Description for Willis Henry Auctions Inc.: Shaker Auction
Viewing Notes:
Previews: Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 12 pm to 6 pm; Friday, September 5, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm; and Saturday morning from 9 am to 10:45 am, with the auction starting at 11 am. There will be a talk by Christian Goodwillie at 5:15 pm on Thursday, September 4.
Sale Notes:
An exceptional collection of Shaker antique furniture and accessories, many in original finishes, with history leading back to the original Shaker communities and makers (several signed pieces). Collections from Flo and Howard Fertig, Ed Clerk, James Bissland, Celeste and Ed Koster, Hazel and Robert Belfit, Hazel Hayes, Miriam and J.J.G. McCue, etc.

Shaker Auction

(253 Lots)

by Willis Henry Auctions Inc.

Platinum House

253 lots with images

September 6, 2014

Live Auction

Hancock Shaker Village

1843 W. Housatonic St.

Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA

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Spit box, original yellow, 3 fingers, 8 3/4

Lot 1: Spit box, original yellow, 3 fingers, 8 3/4" w

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Description: SPIT BOX Maple and pine, original yellow painted finish, three fingers, 8 3/4" dia, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Large dark forest green storage chest

Lot 2: Large dark forest green storage chest

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Description: STORAGE CHEST Pine, original dark forest green painted finish, single board top with half-round edges, two interior cleats, thumbnail molded with eight symmetrically aligned screws, "T. Clark" signed (3 3/4") hinges, (note: Clark hinges were purchased by the Shakers for many chests), oval brass escutcheon, large dovetailed drawer, cutout bracket feet, Alfred, ME, c. 1840-1850, 36 1/2" h, 49" w, 22" d.

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Child's production shawl bar rocker, #1, w/orig tape

Lot 3: Child's production shawl bar rocker, #1, w/orig tape

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Description: CHILD'S ROCKING CHAIR Maple, original walnut stained finish, shawl bar, three slats, curvilinear arms with mushroom caps, original taped seat, red and green, stamped "1" on back of top slat, Mt. Lebanon, NY, production child's chair, c. 1880-1900, 12" seat h, 28 1/2" overall h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Shaker dressed doll (German), red cape w/beige dress

Lot 4: Shaker dressed doll (German), red cape w/beige dress

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Description: SHAKER DRESSED DOLL German bisque doll, blond wig, dark eyes, red wool cloak with beige silk ribbon ties, beige pleated Shaker style dress, 12 3/4" h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Purchased at an antique show and described as "Little Red Riding Hood".

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Tall cupboard in orig gray paint, 2 paneled doors

Lot 5: Tall cupboard in orig gray paint, 2 paneled doors

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Description: CUPBOARD Pine, original gray painted finish, finely molded top, over a double vertical raised panel door, through mortised and triple pinned, opening to four shelves, over a smaller double vertical raised panel door, two shelves below, brass inset door closures, excellent patina and wear, Watervliet, NY, c. 1830-1840, 7' 2 1/2" h, 42 1/4" w, 14" d, (ex. Lucy Vine Clerk; Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Rare cloak advertisement

Lot 6: Rare cloak advertisement

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Description: RARE CLOAK ADVERTISEMENT Framed and glazed printed sign on card stock, "Notice! Genuine Hand-made Shaker Cloaks, ...Emma J. Neale, Mount Lebanon, Columbia County, N.Y.", overall toning, shows folds and tears, restoration of "G" in Genuine, 12 1/2" x 19" (sight), 23" x 29 1/2" (framed), (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Lot 7: "Dorothy" beige cloak w/label, & hanger

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Description: SHAKER CLOAK AND HANGER Beige wool Sister's cloak, labeled "The Dorothy, Shakers, Hart & Shepard, E. Canterbury, N.H.", 47" l; Cloak hanger, pine, upturned ends with long turned handle, brass hook, 52" l, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Pair Harvard side chairs, tilters

Lot 8: Pair Harvard side chairs, tilters

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Description: PAIR OF SIDE CHAIRS Cherry, original dark red stained finish, flame finials, three graduated and beveled slats, woven caned seats, (note: were originally cane seated and then later woven with rush seats as there is evidence of grooved wear on the seat rails, and then recaned as they are now), tilters on bottom of back stiles, (note: an exceptional pair of classic Harvard Shaker community tilt chairs), tag on back of second slat in Ed Clerk's handwriting "Pair of Harvard, Mass Shaker tilter chairs made of cherry wood, originally purchased at Skinner's Auction in Bolton, Mass in the 1980's", Harvard Community chairs, very tall seat height at 19", 43 3/4" overall h, (Ed Clerk collection).

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Pair of blue and white blankets

Lot 9: Pair of blue and white blankets

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Description: TWO SHAKER BLANKETS Rare pair of blue and white woven cotton and wool blankets, for retiring room beds, jacquard woven with a sewn seam in the middle, overall good condition, 7' 2" l, 6' 6" w, (Ed Clerk collection).

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Green bed w/four booted legs w/castors

Lot 10: Green bed w/four booted legs w/castors

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Description: SHAKER ROPE BED Maple, original green painted finish, shaped headboard, lambs tongue carved and turned posts, terminating into wood boots with original wood turned wheels, c. 1830, 28 1/2" h, 74 1/2" l, 36 1/2" w, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Shaker mirror and holder

Lot 11: Shaker mirror and holder

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Description: MIRROR AND HOLDER Cherry and pine, original varnish finish, simple molded frame, labeled on back "Mt. Lebanon, N.Y. Shaker Mirror - (ex. Celeste Koster coll.)" and "Shaker Looking Glass, Mt. Lebanon, Same as ones on pages 162 & 164 of Kassay's The Book of Shaker Furniture"; Mirror holder with arched top and two holes, one for hanging on a peg, and the other with original Shaker tape for holding mirror, base with three brass pins, 19" h, 11 1/2" w, 15" h (mirror), (Celeste Koster collection; Ed Clerk collection). Note: An exceptional classic mirror and holder in best condition with provenance from two of the 20th centuries foremost Shaker dealers/collectors.

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Candlestick with snuff

Lot 12: Candlestick with snuff

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Description: CHAMBER CANDLESTICK AND SNUFF Tin, flared rim top, side thumb latch pushup, separate attached cone-shaped candle snuff with ring finger hold, flared sides, round bottom, labeled, 4 1/2" h, 7 1/2" dia, (Ed Clerk collection). Note: This is in very fine condition, and a rare form. The tin ring finger hold is stamped "1", likely designating a room number.

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Shaker basket with fabric lining

Lot 13: Shaker basket with fabric lining

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Description: SISTER'S SEWING STORAGE BASKET Rectangular shaped, two finely carved side handles, Shaker striped cloth lined interior, double wrapped rim, along with two cotton strip fabric balls, recycled clothing material used in the making of rag rugs, excellent condition, 4" h, 5" h (to top of handle), 13" l, 9 1/2" d, (Ed Clerk collection).

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Kindling carrier, hoop handle, red/brown

Lot 14: Kindling carrier, hoop handle, red/brown

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Description: KINDLING CARRIER Poplar, original red/brown stained finish, tall hoop handle attached to the exterior, canted finely dovetailed sides, 15 1/2" h (to top of handle), 19" l, 12" w, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Purchased at auction in 1984, South Family, Watervliet, NY.

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Iron wood stove, tin dbl boiler, stove base & tongs

Lot 15: Iron wood stove, tin dbl boiler, stove base & tongs

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Description: WOOD STOVE Cast steel, canted sides, extended curved front, four round legs with penny feet, hole in flat top for water pot, 17" h, 33 1/2" l, 13" w; also includes: tin pot with double side handles, 11" h, double tool holder with stove brush and cast iron Shaker tongs, original tin floor stove liner, from the Infirmary, New Lebanon, NY, used to cook for the sick, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Wood box, original yellow, SDL

Lot 16: Wood box, original yellow, SDL

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Description: WOOD BOX Pine, original yellow painted finish (note: paint was removed), three-quarter hinged lid with breadboard ends, Sabbathday Lake, ME, c. 1850, 22" h, 26 1/2" w, 18" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Footwarmer in wooden box

Lot 17: Footwarmer in wooden box

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Description: FOOTWARMER Maple, heavy bail wire handle, lift lid with symmetrical rows of holes drilled through, with tin plate attached underneath, dovetailed case lined inside with heavy tin, fitted soapstone block with wire bail, 7" h, 12" l, 7" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Soapstone block becomes heated on a wood stove and then inserted in the wooden case.

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Two seed boxes, original red

Lot 18: Two seed boxes, original red

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Description: TWO SEED BOXES Pine, original red painted finish, breadboard constructed lids, hinged with brass wire and leather, original exterior labels "Shakers Genuine Garden Seeds, Mt. Lebanon, NY", 3" h, 23 1/2" l, 11 1/2" d, (Ed Clerk collection).

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Seed chest, 12 drawers, brass pulls

Lot 19: Seed chest, 12 drawers, brass pulls

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Description: SEED CHEST Pine and poplar, enhanced blue painted finish, 12 drawers, dovetailed construction, brass pulls, upper left drawer bottom pencil inscribed "London Green Cucumber", 7 1/2" h, 24 1/2" w, 7" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Rare weaver's chair w/ wheels

Lot 20: Rare weaver's chair w/ wheels

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Description: RARE WEAVER'S CHAIR Maple, two-slat graduated back, original red stained finish, finely turned finial, early flat woven caned seat, (some wear breaks on left side), tall posts terminating in cast iron and hardwood wheels allowing forward and backward movement, tagged with Ed Clerk's handwriting "Shaker Weaver's Chair from Watervliet or New Lebanon, N.Y., c. 1830, original red stain", front stretcher shows in-use wear, 23" seat h, 36" overall h, (Ed Clerk collection).

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Lemon yellow carrier

Lot 21: Lemon yellow carrier

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Description: CARRIER Maple and pine, original lemon yellow painted finish, finely carved fixed handle with patina attached to inside, three fingers with copper tacks, in-use wear, tagged with Ed Clerk's handwriting "Canterbury, NH Shaker Carrier, c. 1820, original yellow stain, purchased in Concord, NH around 1970", 9 1/2" h (to top of handle), 11 1/2" l, 8 1/2" w, (Ed Clerk collection). Exhibited "Shaker Original Paints & Patinas", Muhlenberg College, Center for the Arts, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June Sprigg, Curator, November 1987 - January 1988, illustrated in color, page 31, catalog #37.

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Shakers dance print

Lot 22: Shakers dance print

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Description: SHAKER DANCE PRINT Framed and glazed, 19th c. lithograph, hand-colored, overall toned and slight wrinkles on left side, tagged in Ed Clerk's handwriting "...similar to one shown on page 15 of "Imprint: vol. 17, n.2" by Robert Emlen, titled "Shakers Near Lebanon, State of New York, their mode of worship, (Drawn from Life)", 13" x 15 3/4" (sight), (Ed Clerk collection).

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Two kerchiefs: pink w/blue; white w/red

Lot 23: Two kerchiefs: pink w/blue; white w/red

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Description: SISTER'S KERCHIEFS Pink silk with light blue crossing with a dark blue stripe; White kerchief with red crossing stripes at the corner, initialed on a corner "E.L.", (note: purchased from Ed Clerk August of 1984 at probably the Old Chatham Flea Market. Howard researched "EL" and found a Sister at the Shirley community with the initials), (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Side chair, tilter, 3-slat, stamped

Lot 24: Side chair, tilter, 3-slat, stamped "18"

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Description: SIDE CHAIR Maple and tiger maple posts, original varnish finish, three-slat back, finely turned finials with incised scribe line, woven blue, red and gray stripe seat, room number "18" stamped on top of front left post, tilters on bottom of back posts, Canterbury, NH, c. 1830, 16" seat h, 39 3/4" overall h.

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Infirmary cupboard in original red

Lot 25: Infirmary cupboard in original red

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Description: INFIRMARY CUPBOARD Pine and poplar, original red painted finish, ogee molded top board over an inset panel door with key, three interior shelves with two dovetailed flanking drawers, over a sliding medicine tray with raised molded rim, brass pull and two supports, over an inset panel door with brass escutcheon, on a cutout base, c. 1840-1850, Shaker made key and lock device, oval brass escutcheons, doors have through mortise construction, two shelves on bottom of cupboard, 5' h, 18" w, 19 1/4" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Infirmary reader, walnut

Lot 26: Infirmary reader, walnut

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Description: RARE INFIRMARY NEWS READER Walnut, original varnish finish, finely chamfered vertical side posts, lambs tongue carved, circular turned discs (5" dia) holding a roll of newsprint column that can be read vertically with a turning knob on the right side of the piece, the newsprint has been carefully glued together and held with pins to keep from unraveling, appears to be missing a small horizontal receiving bar above, small horizontal bars are through mortised, Enfield, CT, c. 1870, purchased by Howard and Flo Fertig in 1980 from Hazel Hayes of Connecticut who said it was used in the Infirmary, 17 1/2" l, 5" w, (ex. Hazel Hayes; Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: We have never seen this form in Shaker and consider it extremely rare.

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Electrostatic machine (Exhib. Morris Museum, NJ)

Lot 27: Electrostatic machine (Exhib. Morris Museum, NJ)

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Description: ELECTROSTATIC MACHINE Poplar, hardwood crank handle, rectangular box with breadboard hinged lid, interior with glass jar spun via an attached cord to a turned hardwood pulley attached to the exterior handle, pronged fork device attached to a chain with a brass exterior pull knob, natural finish,11 3/4" h, 20 1/2" w, 7 3/4" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Rare Shaker device that appears to be complete. Exhibited: The Morris Museum, New Jersey Collector Series, "The Fertig Collection of Folk Art", Morristown, New Jersey, April 27 - June 8, 1991.

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Invalid chair, three-slat, w/wheels

Lot 28: Invalid chair, three-slat, w/wheels

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Description: RARE INVALID'S CHAIR Maple, natural finish, three slats, sloping shaped arms, early rush seat, posts are fitted onto notched supports, extended with a footrest board in front, all on brass castors, Watervliet or New Lebanon, NY, c. 1840, 15" seat h, 39 1/4" overall h, 19 1/2" w (footrest), 22" d, (Ed Clerk collection; Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Purchased by the Fertig's from Ed Clerk in the 1980's.

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Pill dryer

Lot 29: Pill dryer

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Description: PILL DRYER Pine, steel needles, 12 rows of six needles, small medicine balls were rolled round and stacked on each spike for drying, 12 1/2" x 6 3/4"; labeled "Pill Dryer Shaker, six dozen laxative pills...", Shaker pill history by Howard on back, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Shaker apothecary two-piece cupboard

Lot 30: Shaker apothecary two-piece cupboard

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Description: RARE INFIRMARY CUPBOARD Poplar and pine, original dark cherry red painted finish, two-piece stepback form, slight overhung top board with round edges, over a two glazed door cupboard with full glazed sides, opening to three permanent glass shelves, with original turquoise blue painted interior, bottom section with three drawers on left side and raised panel cupboard door on right, opening to three shelves, square canted foot base, original porcelain pulls and door closures, originally purchased from the infirmary office at the Whitewater, Ohio Shaker community, c. 1870, sold by WHA in 2004, Lot 315, 65" h (top 32 3/4" h, bottom 32 1/4" h), 25 3/4" w (at top), 25 3/4" w (bottom case), 19 1/2" d). Note: This is a rare size two-piece infirmary cupboard in excellent condition. The left inside door has two twist closures, one at the top and one at the bottom. It is also notched along the edge of the door to accommodate the glass shelves.

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Stepstool, signed in pencil on bottom

Lot 31: Stepstool, signed in pencil on bottom

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Description: TWO-STEP STOOL Maple and pine, original orange/red stained finish, interior storage shelf below top tread in front, interior storage shelf in the rear of the step, single board sides with slightly raised arch foot, chamfered braces on both sides, symmetrically attached with brass screws, signed in pencil on bottom "Infirmary", labeled on bottom in Ed Clerk's handwriting "Shaker Step Stool from the Mt. Lebanon N.Y. Infirmary, purchased from Celeste Koster, Old Chatham, N.Y.", 20" h, 15 1/2" w, 15" d, (Celeste Koster collection; Ed Clerk collection). Exhibited: "Shaker, Original Paints & Patinas", Muhlenberg College, Center for the Arts, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June Sprigg, Curator, November 1987 - January 1988, illustrated page 27, catalog #22.

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Three small pails, green, bittersweet & yellow

Lot 32: Three small pails, green, bittersweet & yellow

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Description: THREE PAILS Pine, original green, bright orange/red and yellow painted exterior finishes, interiors of red and yellow pails painted creamy white, two black painted, hoops per pail, diamond bail plates, wire bails with finely turned birch handles, with medial scribe lines, Enfield or Canterbury, NH, 3 3/4", 4 1/2" and 4 3/4" h; 5", 6" and 5 3/4" dia, (Ed Clerk collection). Note: Interior of yellow pail is inscribed inside in pencil "East, and other illegible marks including numbers". Exhibited: "Shaker, Original Paints & Patinas", Muhlenberg College, Center for the Arts, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June Sprigg, Curator, November 1987 - January 1988, illustrated in color on cover, catalog #42, "e, f, & g".

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Framed advertising

Lot 33: Framed advertising

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Description: BROADSIDE Rectangular printed advertisement, black on yellow paper, "Shakers' Vegetable Strengthening BITTERS. For Sale here", shows (note: Shaker repairs as they reused some parts of border from other borders, 10" x 16 1/2" (sight), 15 1/2" x 21" (framed), (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Rocking chair, no arms, minor repairs

Lot 34: Rocking chair, no arms, minor repairs

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Description: ROCKING CHAIR Birch and tiger birch slats, original dark varnish finish, early 20th c. beige and brown stripe seat, tiger maple rockers, pegged into posts, shaped at rear, Enfield, CT, c. 1820-1830, minor repairs, 16 1/2" seat h, 39 1/2" overall h, (J.J.G. McCue collection). Note: One of the finest chairs of this style in highly figured woods.

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Wash stand, square to round legs

Lot 35: Wash stand, square to round legs

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Description: WASH STAND Pine, poplar and maple, old refinish with light varnish, rectangular top, gently sloping sides, small corner shelf for cup, interior well for bowl, squared legs extending to turned and tapered leg below a medial shelf, excellent condition, New Lebanon, NY, 36 1/4" h (back), 29 1/2" h (front), 34" w, 19" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Turned wood containers (5), two labeled

Lot 36: Turned wood containers (5), two labeled

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Description: FIVE CYLINDRICAL BOXES WITH TURNED LIDS Maple, original varnish finish, for holding needles, spools and Sister's sewing instruments, two are paper labeled under lids "Kezia Lyman", one holds an original fitted three-part spool, 2" to 3" h, 3/4" to 2 1/2" dia, (tFlo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Clarissa Kezia Lyman (1837-1897) was a long time member at Enfield, CT. However, Sister Kezia left with Brother John W.R. Copley in order to get married, in 1866.

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Pair of Sister's stockings

Lot 37: Pair of Sister's stockings

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Description: PAIR OF SISTER'S STOCKINGS Natural white cotton, both embroidered "CH J", Sister J, Church Family, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Add-on desk w/open door, mail slots & 2 drawers under

Lot 38: Add-on desk w/open door, mail slots & 2 drawers under

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Description: ADD-ON DESK STORAGE Poplar and pine, natural varnish finish, hinged top section with two small pulls, lifted up showing six small slots for notes, labels, letters, etc., two short drawers with small brass pulls, finely dovetailed case, 9" h, 29" w, 8 3/4" d, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Apple peeler

Lot 39: Apple peeler

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Description: APPLE PEELER Maple, dark walnut stained varnish finish, finely turned components, a long turning handle, table clamp finial, upright holder for swinging arm encasing the peeler blade, purchased at Old Chatham, NY, 14 1/2" h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: A superb example of Shaker architectural form in a functional kitchen tool.

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Drop leaf table, cherry

Lot 40: Drop leaf table, cherry

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Description: WORK TABLE Cherry, original varnish finish, one board top is pegged onto skirt (with 10 hardwood pegs), 4 1/2" overhang, square to round turned legs, finely tapered, Mt. Lebanon, NY or Hancock, MA, c. 1830-1840, 26 1/4" h, 32" l, 14 1/4" w (top), 7 1/2" leaves, (Hazel and Robert Belfit collection; Ed Clerk collection). Note: This is a classic Shaker drop leaf table in excellent condition.

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Tall 3-slat chair, tilters, figured walnut

Lot 41: Tall 3-slat chair, tilters, figured walnut

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Description: TALL SIDE CHAIR Walnut and figured walnut, three-slat back, taped seat, tilters on back posts, unusually tall 19" seat height to be used for a special occupation, or possibly for a tall Shaker Brother such as Elder Frederick Evans, New Lebanon, NY, c. 1840, 44 1/2" overall h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Frederick Evans shovel w/history

Lot 42: Frederick Evans shovel w/history

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Description: RARE ELDER'S GARDEN SHOVEL Maple and steel, finely carved handle, tapering to a steel collar with a cast steel/forged rectangular spade style garden shovel, stamped on the handle "F.W. Evans" for Elder Frederick Evans, New Lebanon, NY, with attached yellow tag "Garden Spade belonged to Elder Frederick Evans N.F. New Lebanon", sold to Howard and Flo by WHA 1982, Lot 100, Pittsfield, MA, 38 1/2" l, 7 1/4" w, (James Bissland collection; Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Rocking chair, Canterbury, NH, rush seat, maple

Lot 43: Rocking chair, Canterbury, NH, rush seat, maple

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Description: ELDRESSES ROCKING CHAIR Maple, old natural varnish finish, four graduated slats, flat side scroll arms with a heavy beveled edge underneath, with an upward lift at the ends, tall slender arm supports extending into the front posts, woven rush seat, Alfred/Sabbathday Lake, ME, c. 1830, 13" seat h, 40 1/2" overall h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Small round box, 2 fingers

Lot 44: Small round box, 2 fingers

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Description: SISTER'S ROUND BOX Maple and pine, original natural finish, two fingers, pewter tacks, wood pegs, signed inside lid "Martha Perry", along with a handwritten note "3 1/2" round single fingered box, signed on the bottom and inside the cover 'Martha Perry'. She was a sister at North Union, Ohio Shaker Community. When the Community closed, the Sisters from Canterbury, N.H. came and packed what was there and brought it all back to Canterbury. This box was originally purchased in New Hampshire. The finger on the box and the one on the cover are perfectly matched.", 3 1/2" dia, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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One-drawer stand with drawer

Lot 45: One-drawer stand with drawer

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Description: WORK STAND Walnut and pine secondary wood, original varnish finish, single board top (23" x 18"), applied half-round molding, raised above the top to keep objects from falling, full drawer with turned pull, dovetailed, square tapered legs, Canterbury, NH, c. 1840-1850, mortised with wood pegged construction, 29" h, 24" w, 19 1/4" d, 9 1/2" h (drawer), sold by WHA, June 12, 1983, Lot 202.

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Button hole punch

Lot 46: Button hole punch

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Description: BUTTON HOLE PUNCH Finely turned cherry handle with great patina, cast steel rectangular blade, 3 1/4" l, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Two sewing carriers, SDL, interiors made by Flo Fertig

Lot 47: Two sewing carriers, SDL, interiors made by Flo Fertig

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Description: TWO SEWING CARRIERS Maple and pine, original varnish finish, three fingers, bentwood swing handles, both silk lined, one red and one in white, tomato pincushion, strawberry emeries, etc., attached with silk ribbons tied through the sides, both stamped on bottom with Sabbathday Lake trademarks, 5 1/2" and 6" h (to top of handles), 7" l, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection). Note: Lined interiors made by Flo Fertig, whose friend, Sister Mildred Barker, taught Flo how to line them and affectionately named her "Sister Flo".

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Child's armchair, #0, ochre alligator finish

Lot 48: Child's armchair, #0, ochre alligator finish

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Description: RARE CHILD'S ARMCHAIR Maple, original ochre stained varnish finish, slightly alligatored, acorn finials, three shaped slats, curvilinear arms with mushroom caps, original woven cane seat, boxed stretcher, stamped "0" on back of top slat, Mt. Lebanon, NY trademark on back of bottom slat, c. 1870-1880, 7 1/2" seat h, 23" overall h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Shaker dressed doll (German), gray dress w/white trim

Lot 49: Shaker dressed doll (German), gray dress w/white trim

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Description: SHAKER DRESSED DOLL Hand-painted porcelain head, blonde wig, wide startled blue eyes, open mouth, gray wool pleated dress with a mother-of-pearl buttoned "Bertha" trimmed in white lace, also at collar and cuffs, woven poplar bonnet, also with "Dorothy" wool cape, poplarware bonnet, full length, 12 1/2" h, (Flo and Howard Fertig collection).

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Shaker wash stand, James Calver

Lot 50: Shaker wash stand, James Calver

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Description: WASH STAND Pine, ochre stain, poplar drawer bottoms, hardwood pulls, pencil signed on underside of bottom drawer "Made by James V. Calver, April 1862" (born 1839; joined New Lebanon Shakers 1850 - left 1871), New Lebanon, NY, 40 1/4" h, 27 5/8" w, 18 1/2" d. Exhibited: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 29 - August 31,1986. "The Shakers - An Exhibition Concerning Their Furniture, Artifacts and Religion", The Women's Auxiliary of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Hartford, CT", November 7-11, 1975, catalog #41. Illustrated: Shaker Design, June Sprigg, catalog #40, p. 87.

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