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Shaker Sewing Stand


This rare, Sewing Stand was a Christmas gift to Edward Deming and Faith Andrews from Eldress Fannie Estabrook (1870-1960) on behalf of the Hancock Shaker community. Unique to the Hancock Shakers, there are only three examples of this form known. The Andrews’ stand is a singular variation, comprised of mortised spiderlegs, a basswood top, a single under-hung drawer that can be pulled from either side, and a finely dovetailed yoke threaded into a turned cherrywood pedestal. The underside of the drawer bears an inscription: ¶ Presented to our dear friends – ¶ Faith and Edward Andrews ¶ Christmas 1930 ¶ From your Shaker friends ¶ Hancock – Mass. ¶ Fannie Estabrook ¶ Beginning in the 1920s, the Andrewses purchased, sold, traded, and donated thousands of objects that, today, are highlights of important public and private Shaker collections. Their ability to assemble such a diverse array of material—as well as document, publish, and exhibit its history and meaning—was largely indebted to the collaboration of the Shakers living at the time. As summer residents of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Andrewses were particularly close with the Shakers at Hancock, (in 1937, they purchased their property, Shaker Farm, in Richmond, MA). The gift of this Sewing Stand is evidence of the personal relationship between the Andrewses and the Hancock Shakers—Eldress Fannie Estabrook in particular (1870-1960).

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    42.6 x 64.8 x 48.3 cm (16.8 x 25.5 x 19.0 in)

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    NY, USA

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