The Book of Shaker Furniture
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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Builtins and Cupboards
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aprons assembled back pine back posts brown patina butternut Canterbury chamfered chest chestnut clear varnish Collection of Shaker Collection of Shakertown corners cross cleats cupboard curved dadoed Darrow School dates DETAIL door Dovetail joints dovetails drawer fronts drawer pulls Edward Deming Edward Deming Andrews Enfield fastened finials frame members front pine Golden Lamb Inn Hancock Hardware Harrodsburg Henry Ford Museum hinges Julius Zieget Lebanon Letter mixed woods mortise Museum of Art Name Material nineteenth cen nineteenth century Ohio Old Chatham original pedestal pegs Photograph courtesy pieces Pleasant Hill poplar Private collection quarter-round rabbeted rail pine rungs Shaker Community Shaker furniture Shaker Museum Shakertown at Pleasant shape shelf shellac shelves sides pine slats Society South Union stand stiles pine stool stretcher style surface tape seat tapered teenth century tenon tion top pine turned legs tury upper walnut wash paint Watervliet wood screws