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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 180

6 Shaker Items incl. South Union and Pleasant Hill

Estimate: $300 - $350

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Group of six (6) items made by or used in various Shaker communities including: 1 glass preserves jar with paper label reading "Shaker Preserves, J. W. Perryman, South Union, KY"; one (1) round Harvard community one-finger pantry box with lid; one (1) Shaker made wood clothes pin; one (1) turned maple biscuit cutter from Pleasant Hill; one (1) paper covered box made in the Alfred, Maine community; and one (1) top of a cloak hanger from Pleasant Hill, KY. The cloak hanger, despite restrictions by the eastern Shaker leadership, is signed “E * J” likely for Sister Eliza Johnson. Eliza Johnson was born in Ireland about 1828.  She appears to have come to the community in the years just following the Civil War, and remained there through the early 1880s.  She worked as a weaver at Pleasant Hill.  The Manifesto, the official Shaker magazine of the late 19th century, mentioned Eliza in the September 1886 issue, recording her death on the 27th of April 1885. The hanger was acquired from the collection of Clark and Mary Garrett of Fairfield Ohio, who purchased it from a private owner close to Pleasant Hill in the 1970s. 15"L. Other items ranging in size from 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" dia. to 3 1/2" H x 6" W x 4" D, early 20th century.

Condition

Paper box with rubbing and minor losses, primarily to edges. Bisquit cutter with hairline to one side. Cloak hanger missing stand and or hook. Remaining items overall good condition.

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