The Shaker Furniture Handbook
by Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burks

215 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 0-7643-2001-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

This fascinating book surveys the remarkable furniture produced during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Shaker communities in New England, Kentucky, and Ohio, in over 130 beautiful full color images. Among the furniture types displayed are free-standing tables, chairs, boxes, desks, a tall clock, and built-in cupboards and cases of drawers.

The text provides an introduction to the various Shaker communities, their known cabinetmakers, identifiable traits of Shaker furniture, designs unique to specific Shaker communities, and the colorful paints and stains used to finish these beautiful, yet functional items. This book is the perfect introduction to anyone interested in Shaker furniture design.

Photos: Colour


The Background
- Origins
- Design

Mount Lebanon

Watervliet and Groveland

Hancock Bishopric

Harvard Bishopric

New Hampshire Bishopric

Maine Bishopric

Ohio Bishopric

Kentucky Bishopric

Addresses of Shaker Villages and Museums
For Further Reading