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Union Village Shaker Chest with Inlay
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American (Ohio), 19th century.  A Shaker walnut and poplar chest of drawers with four slightly graduated scratch-beaded drawers with wooden knob pulls, a shaped apron with a stripe of decorative inlay and bracket feet, signed on the interior Ezekiel Rollens [sic]; ht. 44, wd. 43, dp. 21.5 in. 

Ezekiel Rollins was born January 19, 1799. He was admitted to Union Village in 1805 and left on October 25, 1833. The piece also has very faint remnants of an illegible signature or inscription on the back.

For similar examples, see page 505 of Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burk's The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture (2002). Both the piece pictured on 505, and the blanket chest on page 506 have similar skirts. The Warren County Historical Society in Lebanon, Ohio also has a chest of drawers and blanket chest with the same skirt.


Provenance:  
Property from the Estate of Jane Murphy, Shandon, Ohio


Condition:  
Feet pieced. Small repairs on drawer faces. Vestiges of old brasses.
Sold: $2,160.00
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