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RARE OOAK Original Handcrafted Shaker Antique Oak Table with Lazy Susan
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RARE OOAK Original Handcrafted Shaker Antique Oak Table with Lazy Susan

13300.0
$14000.0 (5% off)
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Location: Ashland, Kentucky
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Handling Time:2 business days
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Material : [Oak]
Maker : [Originally Built By The Shakers]
Type : [Tables]
Style : [Mission, Arts & Crafts]
Color : [Medium Wood Tone]
Age : [1800-1899]
Original/Reproduction : [Original]
Region of Origin : [America]
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Up for your consideration is a RARE One-of-a-kind Large Antique Oak Original Shaker Made Table with Lazy Susan. Specs: overall diameter of the table is 64 3/4".   The lazy Susan is 41 1/8" diameter The lazy Susan has 8 original wood pegs/handles/pulls measuring 1 1/2" tall.   The table stands 29 1/2" tall The legs are approx 22 1/2" tall The skirt of the table is 5 3/4"  I believe the table has been refinished at some point.  I also believe it is all original. Other than 1 dark spot on the lazy Susan (probably from a hot cast iron pan) I see no other significant damage.  This will have minor scratches etc from use but nothing major that a product like Howard's Restore-a-Finish couldn't clean up.  This magnificent table was specifically built around 1895 for Eliza Broughton-Alcorn and William Alcorn of High Bridge, Kentucky.  The Alcorn's owned a boarding house for railroad workers to stay while working for the railroad.  Norfolk & Southern Railroad operate High Bridge which carries trains from Lexington to Danville, KY.  The bridge is located between Jessamine & Mercer County.  The town of High Bridge has housed many railroaders over the years.  In the early 1890's the Alcorn's rented a farm house and started a boarding house near the bridge making it convenient for railroaders to get to work and have a place to stay.  This boarding house could have up to 8 tenants. Around 1895 Mrs. Alcorn commissioned the Shaker's of Shaker Village (approx 13 miles from High Bridge) to design and build this table.   Her stipulations were it must comfortably seat 8 men and must have a lazy Susan in the center to accommodate serving family style meals. This unique design showcases the intuitive forward thinking of the Shakers in their design and building skills. First the Shakers built the round table top.  They cut out the center section for the Lazy Susan. They sanded the inside edge of the the table in the outside edge of the Lazy Susan to make it smooth.  Next they engineered a wood bearing system to spin the Lazy Susan.  This design is a marvel of its time.  The lazy Susan tabletop rests on (4) 2"x2" wooden bearing wheels.  To run smoothly the 1" leather strap was securely fitted to the bottom side of the table.  To make accessible for convenient usage they added 1 1/2" pegged handles for spinning.   The actual table supports an average size 10" dinner plate. I have been commissioned to sell the table for the widow of the great-grandson of Eliza and William Alcorn.  Therefore it has never been owned outside of the Alcorn family.   Truly a one-of-a-kind desirable piece. This would be great for a bed & breakfast, game night with the family, family dinners, scrapbooking, etc.   Shipping: The legs come off to make transportation easier.   Available for pickup in Ashland, Kentucky or can be delivered at  50 cents per mile 1 way.  Or other arrangements can be made through freight or U-Ship.com