Shaker Tailoring Counter

Shaker Tailoring Counter

c. 1830

cherry, brass

H 2 9/16 in. | W 4 1/4 in. | D 2 3/16
H 6.509 cm | W 10.795 cm | D 5.556 cm  

Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

Tailoring was a valued trade in Shaker communities, and this design is a copy of a tailoring counter found in East Chatham, New York.

The front drawer containing several spools of colored thread spans the entire depth of the piece, and each side drawer extends to half the width of the counter.

This particular design allows for the greatest amount of usable drawer space.