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Shaker Amish Furniture
Shaker Amish Furniture traces its origins back to the time of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). A sect of the Quakers known as the “Shakers” escaped the religious turmoil of their native England. Therefore settling in close-knit, self-sufficient communities along the Eastern seaboard.
Early Shaker furniture construction began as a necessity to accommodate large worship gatherings. The Shaker ethics of simplicity, practicality, and integrity influenced the construction process. Above all, pinewood was used for its lightweight and affordability. Furthermore, innovative joinery increased durability. Finally, curved wood slats provided comfort.
Above all Shaker furniture boasts a one-of-a-kind beauty. As a result, elegant finials, tapered spindles and curved profiles lend an elegance to each handcrafted piece. Today, Shaker furniture remains in high demand among collectors and casual shoppers.