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19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder


19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder

19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder

19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder

19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder

19th C Boot-shaped Spill Holder

This is an unusual piece.  Fashioned out of brown and blue polished cotton, it measures 10 inches long and 4 inches across its widest.  The interior is lined with a brown craft paper very similar to that used in the construction of paper bags.    It is entirely hand-sewn.

It is in excellent condition, and still retains some original spills inside.  They are from a New Hampshire publication and date to 1878.

The fineness of the needlework and construction coupled with the type of fabric used, suggests it may possibly be Shaker in origin.  I could not find it in any book I had on the subject.

Found in New Hampshire. Ex. Richard Whittington collection.

Price: SOLD


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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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