Encyclopedia of Shaker furniture

Encyclopedia of Shaker furniture

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This book documents Shaker furniture from communities in New England, Ohio, and Kentucky throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Free-standing tables, chairs, desks, boxes, and case clocks and built-in cupboards and cases of drawers are included. A detailed account of Shaker history, culture, and religion, and Shaker design and tools, reporting new research on the Shaker color palette.For example, the Centre Family Dwelling House, erected between l824 and l834, features raised- panel doors ... fourteen armchairs, eight rocking chairs, thirty-five little chairs for children, three sweating chairs for the nursesa#39; rooms, and one ... According to contemporary journal entries, they were one of the few furniture forms specifically made for use in halls as ... characterized by frame-and-panel construction, which appears to be a feature of Kentucky and Ohio Shaker case furniture.

Title:Encyclopedia of Shaker furniture
Author: Timothy D. Rieman, Jean M. Burks
Publisher:Schiffer Pub Ltd - 2003

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