Phase One of the Mary Balestri Collection was sold at auction on Thursday, July 12, 2018 preceding the 2018 PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer: Hartzell Auction Gallery. 

Balestri Auction: Thursday 7/12/18

(#178) The green Scandinavian Mangle Board and Roller in the center, dated 1827, is a set and sold for $400. ☆ To remove wrinkles in damp linen, fabric was folded and wrapped around the roller. Firm pressure was applied using the mangle board. The fabric was then set out flat to dry.