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Shaker Coathanger

1991.1587 (RS21312)

Description

Shaker wooden coathanger of squared piece of wood cut into a sleek arch with cropped ends; stained yellow; 2 pierce holes at top and bottom with string for hanging.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
Handwritten in pencil on the underside at the left: ""SHAKER/COAT HANGER/ CHURCH FAMILY/ N. LEBANON""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
cherry (wood)
maple (wood)
piercing
staining
string (fiber product)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Cherry
coat hangers
Coathanger
Maple
Pierced
piercing
Possibly cherry (wood)
Possibly maple (wood)
Shaker
Shaker (Christian sect)
Stained
staining
String
string (fiber product)
Dimensions
1/5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1587
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3092

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