Simply one of the most beautiful and important Shaker chairs extant.
This extremely rare example is one of only a few known which combines the elegant form of the New Lebanon, NY chair-makers, the finest woods available and the final evolution of the Shaker innovation of the “tilter”, (having both ferrules and buttons made of pewter).
Attributed to Brother George O’Donnell, New Lebanon, NY. Circa 1850. Birdseye and curly maple retaining an old or original stain and varnish finish.
H. 36 1/4″, seat h. 16 3/4″.
Provenance: The Pioneer Collection of Edward Deming and Faith Andrews
Illustrated: Shaker Furniture, Edward Deming and Faith Andrews, Plate 37.
Shaker Design, Out of This World, Jean Burks,
Exhibited: Out of this World, Shaker Design, Past Present and Future, Shelburne Museum, June 16-October 28, 2007 and Bard College Graduate Center March 13-June 15 2008.