The Shaker Legacy

Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style


Publisher: Taunton


Language: English | Number of Pages: 240 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 156158357X | Isbn-13: 9781561583577 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover

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Book Description
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. "As if the content isn't enough, readers will enjoy this book for its clean, upbeat writing. For anyone looking for a primer on the Shaker movement and the furniture it spawned, this is a good selection." - Antique Week Central