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19th Century Walnut Offering Box

Circa 4th Quarter 19th Century: Measuring 17.25" in length, this rare walnut offering box with canted sides and tiny hand-cut dovetails first surfaced two decades ago at Northeast Auctions' Shaker Auction at Canterbury and has, until recently, been in private hands for many years. This box remains in original untouched condition with its original varnish that is appropriately worn on the handle where it was held and passed. Note, too, that the box retains its original green felt on the bottom and on the inside so that the box would make no noise when set down and that the offered coins would land softly in the box. Although no scholarly Shaker attribution can be made to this box as the Shakers did not take offerings at their services, the box's simple yet graceful and appealing lines and its carefully executed construction certainly point us in the general direction of Shaker influence rather than Shaker made.

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

antique walnut shaker offering box

19th Century Walnut Shaker Offering Box

For Sale: $1,495

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