Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Shaker pine schoolhouse cupboard achieves 38% over estimate
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • cupboardpineschoolhouseShaker

Shaker pine schoolhouse cupboard achieves 38% over estimate

A Shaker pine schoolhouse cupboard built in Mount Lebanon, New York circa 1840 was the highlight of a sale of furniture produced by the sect at Skinner in Boston on June 15.

The lot sold for $110,700 against an $80,000 high estimate, an increase of 38.3%.

Shaker cupboard Skinner
The cupboard was built by a Shaker community in the 1840s

It's thought to have been made for a local school and features the minimalist good looks that made Shaker furniture a natural source of inspiration for modern designers.

Scholar John Kassay featured the cupboard in a detailed study of the medium, commenting: "The arrangement of the graduated drawers and panelled doors on this exceptionally tall cupboard-chest is harmoniously elegant."

View all our antiques here.

Click here to get our free newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • cupboardpineschoolhouseShaker