Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #20 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #20

This weekly Rendezvous with Jack gives us an opportunity to take a step back in history to a time when the objects in our lives were most often wrought from the resources that came from the community we lived in and by the hands of people we knew and invested in their livelihoods.

Horse Hair Strainer/Sifter Circa 1870. Jack says he can't guarantee it, but from what he has heard from others, this could be a Shaker made piece. If it is not, the rich detailing surely is Shaker inspired. The strainer itself is made of horsehair finely woven, the body of split Ash, and is fastened with small hand cut brass tacks. The golden patina of the hand rubbed oil finish and the tasteful decorative details makes Jack exclaim, "Now this is a sweet piece!"

Go Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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