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Folk Art1340 of 1859Odd-ball figuresMystery Oval Painted Shaker Primitive Paintry Box Stack New England Fingered
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Posted 6 years ago


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These were purchased in New England and are believed to be Shaker. Other than that, I don't know anything about them but they look like good quality.

I was wondering if anyone could help me out in finding out some more information about these. Could anyone please help me out with some more information about this piece; age, period, maker, origin, value, etc?

Thanks a bunch, all input is appreciated.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    I hate to say this but they will be difficult to trace. When I lived in New Hampshire my father in law and his uncle turned these nested boxes out by the dozens. They coated them with turpentine then lit them on fire and rubbed it out to make it look old. I am talking the 50's and 60's.
  2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
    Yes, I have seen that too. Making the boxes look much older than they are or to make them look "original" when they are reproduction. I love the Shaker boxes with the "fingers", they are really nice. But I would never buy one online because you cannot see for sure if they are the real deal. I do see something in your picture I am wondering about though, that basket just out of reach at the very top on the right of the pic. What basket is that? It looks like it might be made of Rivercane but I cannot be sure without a better picture. Can you post one?
  3. emersonestates, 6 years ago
    Tlynnie1942, I don't have a picture on my computer of the basket but I will try and post one soon. I a bunch of native baskets from the NW to the SE and I would love to share them.
  4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Thanks, I appreciate it. As you can see from the pics I have up here of baskets from my collection , I love Native American

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