Shaker Coathanger

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-3092

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

Descriptive Terms

coat hangers
piercing
cherry (wood)
carving (processes)
staining
string (fiber product)
maple (wood)
Shaker (Christian sect)
maple (wood)
cherry (wood)
Maple
Cherry
String
Pierced
Stained
Carved
Shaker
Coathanger

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/5 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1587

Places

New York state (United States)