Lot 179

Union Village Shaker Curly Maple Chest of Drawers

American (Ohio), 19th century.  A figured maple and pine secondary chest of six graduated drawers all with scratch beading, wooden knobs, rising on arched bracket feet; ht. 55, wd. 47.5,  dp.  25  in. A penultimate example of Union Village craftsmanship.  For a related example see Rieman and Burks (1993, Fig. 263).  

Note: Both David Good and Joanne Pennington, long-time friends of Jane Murphy's, confirm that this piece was purchased at an auction at Otterbein, Ohio.  A September,1960 ad for this auction, supplied by long time Ohio Shaker scholar, Chuck Muller, advertises a " 6 drawer curly maple" chest that is believed to be this lot.

Est $3000 - $5000