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Shaker Coathanger

1991.1586 (RS21312)

Description

Shaker wooden coathanger, gracefully arched with scrolled ends; stained a warm brown with black-penned initials "L.Y." at top of front center; 2 pierced holes with string for hanging.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
In pen, on the front center are the initials 'L.Y.'
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
pine (wood)
staining
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
coat hangers
Coathanger
Incised
incising
Pine
pine (wood)
Shaker
Shaker (Christian sect)
Stained
staining
Dimensions
3/4 x 15 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1586
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3091

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