Shaker Coathanger

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-3091

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

Descriptive Terms

coat hangers
carving (processes)
incising
pine (wood)
staining
pine (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
Pine
Carved
Stained
Incised
Shaker
Coathanger

Inscription

In pen, on the front center are the initials 'L.Y.'

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

3/4 x 15 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1586

Places

New York state (United States)