Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 191

191: Ancient Order of Foresters Cabinet 191: Ancient Order of Foresters Cabinet

Ancient Order of Foresters Cabinet

with Enclosed Mirror

Doors open to reveal mahogany veneered looking glass. Painted on shaped crest: "Ancient Order of Foresters" and on cornice "COURT UNITY. 2316."
H. 46 in.; W. 30 in.; D. 5 _ in.

The Royal Ancient Order of Foresters was founded in England in 1790. It was a Fraternal Group. Their object was to unite the virtuous and good in all sectsÉ of man in the sacred bonds of brotherhoods that while wandering through the Forest of this world they may render mutual aid and assistance to each other.Ó The order came to the United States in 1832, and took the prefix ÒRoyalÓ off from the title of the organization in 1834.

Condition: The shaped crest has been broken off and reglued; the crack runs through the bottom of the letters, repaired with glue in three vertical glue blocks.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

Price Realized: $1,364