The Shaker Legacy: Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style

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Taunton Press, 2000 - Antiques & Collectibles - 233 pages
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Solid construction and honest functionality make Shaker furniture one of the most popular and timeless design categories. Based on extensive research and personal experience with the last working Shaker community in Maine, this book traces the roots of Shaker design to Shaker belief, which inspired the clean lines, careful craftsmanship, and signature details that define the style. The author also discusses the less known Victorian period of Shaker design and shows how this style has influenced subsequent ones. A bibliography, glossary, and index are included.

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Becksvoort builds custom furniture for well-known Shaker collectors.

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