National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Shaker Kitchen Piece with Tray Shaker Kitchen Piece with Tray
Rendered by Alfred H. Smith (artist), c. 1936
watercolor and graphite on paperboard
overall: 27.8 x 22.9 cm (10 15/16 x 9 in.) Original IAD Object: 38" high; 25 1/2" wide
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Shaker Crafts from the Index of American Design
Object 15 of 17

This kitchen piece is a type of washstand or dry sink set on a cabinet. The high back protected the wall from splashing water, while the space below provided a small storage area. The Shakers showed a fine appreciation for the natural beauty of the material. Made of white maple, the sink has a light stain that enhances the decorative grain of the wood.

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