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Shaker Meeting House Bench
Catalog#: Summer 2010
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Furniture - American
Date: circa 1820
SubType: Chair
Subject: Chair
Era: 19th Century
Height: 17 inches
Width: 109.5 inches
Depth: 109.5 inches
A recently discovered and exceptional Shaker Meeting House Bench from Hancock, Massachusetts, ca. 1820.Beautifully constructed of pine and retaining the original dry red-painted finish. Recently found in a barn in Columbia County, New York. Ht. 17", L. 9'1-1/2", D. 9-3/4".

A related example, altered with an added back, formerly in the collection of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews and now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated in Sprigg, Shaker Design, fig. 38. A smaller Hancock example with the same construction is illustrated in Kasay, The Book of Shaker Furniture, fig 3.

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