Shaker Museum

Pattern, Woodworking

Form for a heart-shaped box, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

Object ID
1950.2477.1a,b
Community
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Description

White pine form for heart-shaped box. In two parts. (a) has a semicircle carved in the center with vertical piece in the center, 1/2" wide. (b) triangular form that lines up with (a); center design forms the bottom half of (a)s circle and vertical piece. Remnants of a burgundy wash.

Notes

See blog post on heart-shaped boxes: https://shakerml.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/why-did-the-shakers-switch-from-palm-leaf-to-poplar/

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Shaker Museum Pattern, Woodworking. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=5538. Accessed on November 26, 2022

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