18th c. Peg Rack
A late 18th c. hanging peg rack in original paint.
The body is constructed from a lone body of pine wood featuring a slightly canted body. Two horizontal bead moldings were applied, providing aesthetic depth. Three lathe turned maple wood pegs were applied via a mortise and tenon joint and feature a tapered body terminating in a flared end.
During the construction process, the original maker removed a small knot from the body and filled the hole with a pine wood plug. A classic example of enginuity commonly seen in New England.
Survives in a wonderfully preserved state of original condition with two small sawtooth hangers added to the back for hanging. Displays beautifully with ideal surface qualities.
New England origin. Ca. 1790. 19 7/8"L.