Shaker Measure

Canterbury, New Hampshire, circa 1850
Maple, pine, copper tacks, original yellow paint
Height 1 ¾ inches, diameter 6 inches

Published:
Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burks, The Complete Book of Shaker Furniture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993), p. 160, fig. 89.
Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burks, The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2003), p. 228, fig. 314.
Timothy D. Rieman, Shaker Furniture: A Craftsman’s Journal (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2006), p. 81, illustrated. 

A unique and charming feature of this measure is the fingerprint left on the surface of the original paint while it dried. 

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