The Book of Shaker Furniture

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1980 - Antiques & Collectibles - 265 pages
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Of the more than one hundred experiments in communitarian living that proliferated in America during the nineteenth century, the Untied Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing , whose adherents are best known as "Shakers," is certainly one of the most interesting, successful, and enduring. This book is a collection of furniture made by members of this remarkable American religious sect.
 

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Contents

HEADBOARD
2
Beds
3
Benches
8
Boxes and Carriers
18
Builtins and Cupboards
33
Cabinets
67
Chairs
71
Chests
105
Looking Glasses
162
Pegs Pegboards and Pulls
167
Racks
171
Screen
177
Settees
181
Shelves
185
Stands
190
Stools
213

Clocks
127
Commodes
134
Counters
135
Cradles
145
Desks
147
Tables
231
Appendix
263
Glossary
264
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About the author (1980)

John Kassay taught industrial arts in junior and senior high schools and, for over thirty years, at San Francisco State University, where he is professor emeritus in the Department of Design and Industry. He is an accomplished draftsman, furniture maker, and photographer

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