Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Spindle with flax, Shaker

Shaker
1850-1900


Object Place: Sabbathday Lake, Maine, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 27.3 x 31.8 x 6.4 cm (10 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

67.59

Medium or Technique

Pine, painted red; flax, rope handles, iron spindle

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Provenance

Part of a collection of Shaker materials begun by Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts; the Tibbets collection was inherited by their daughter and augmented by Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight, Marblehead, Massachusetts; 1967, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Knight to the MFA (Accession date: January 11, 1967); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA, ownership transferred to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight - Collection of Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts