Double Counter

Date: ca. 1825

Geography: Made in New Lebanon, New York, United States

Culture: American, Shaker

Medium: Pine, applewood, pearwood

Dimensions: 32 3/4 x 68 x 17 1/2 in. (83.2 x 172.7 x 44.5 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966

Accession Number: 66.10.14


This Shaker double counter, or double chest of drawers, was used in the weaving room of the sister's shop at the New Lebanon, New York, Shaker community. Its long top surface would be useful for laying out fabric. The counter has top and base moldings that are an unusual feature in Shaker furniture.