SHAKER MUSEUM AND LIBRARY TO BE LOAN EXHIBIT AT 54TH WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 54TH YEAR
WITH A LOAN EXHIBITION FROM THE SHAKER MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF OLD CHATHAM, NEW YORK
cherry, beech and ash splint was adapted as a wheel chair with the addition of three wheels. One might consider this had been a favorite chair that was converted to accommodate changing special needs.
· Knitted Rug, Hancock, Mass., ca. 1895. One of a half-dozen known rugs skillfully knitted by Elvira Hulett, this wool, cotton and linen rug seems to exemplify the opposite of Shaker “simplicity” in its intricate patterned design. Sister Elvira’s work demonstrates the application of Shaker design skills in an attempt to reflect the Victorian styles of the day.
· Blue Vest, Mount Lebanon, N.Y., c. 1850. This dark blue wool vest worn by Shaker Brothers during Sunday worship during the mid-19th century was part of an ensemble of blue and white meeting clothes that Shakers designed for a sense of spiritual purity.
· Blue Tailor’s Counter, Canterbury, N.H., ca 1815. Once built directly into the walls of a tailoring workshop used by the Ministry at Canterbury, NH, this pine counter retains its original painted surfaces and is a classic example of asymmetrical Shaker design in case pieces.
About the Winter Antiques Show
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 54th year as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 75 renowned experts in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show. The Show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement. The Winter Antiques Show will run from January 18-27 at the Seventh Regiment Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Show hours are from 12 Noon to 8 p.m. daily, except Sundays and Thursday, 12 Noon to 6 p.m. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 17th or the Young Collectors’ Night on Thursday, January 24th, please call (718) 292-7392 or visit the Show’s website at www.winterantiquesshow.com. General admission to the Show is $20, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue.
About East Side House Settlement
East Side House Settlement was founded in 1891 to help immigrants and lower income families on the East Side of Manhattan. In 1962, it moved to the South Bronx where it serves 8,000 residents annually within one of America’s poorest congressional districts, the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Focusing on educational attainment as the gateway out of poverty, East Side House’s initiatives include the innovative and highly acclaimed Mott Haven Village Preparatory School, a national model profiled in Business Week. For more information, please visit www.eastsidehouse.org.
About The Shaker Museum and Library
The Shaker Museum and Library in Old Chatham, New York, founded in 1950 by John S. Williams, Sr., was originally developed as a privately owned museum dedicated to preserving “life, work, art and religion” of the Shakers, the largest communal sect in America during its peak in the mid to late 19th Century. Shaker leaders personally aided this effort, and the Museum’s collection includes