National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Shaker Table Shaker Table
Rendered by Victor F. Muollo (artist), c. 1936
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard
overall: 27.8 x 22.9 cm (10 15/16 x 9 in.)
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Shaker Crafts from the Index of American Design
Object 9 of 17

Candlestands, like this one, were a standard item in each Shaker bedroom, or "retiring room." They were typically made of cherry with a round top and a slender shaft which expanded downward to a tripod base. The legs curve outward to form graceful arcs. Candlestands were usually about twenty-five inches high and could serve a variety of uses within the room.

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