The Shaker Chair - Restoration & Design for the Vintage House | Old House Online

The Shaker Chair

The low-back Shaker chair.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
4
Shaker chair

Craftspeople still strive to make authentic furniture based on that of the Christian sect, which by 1850 had 6,000 members in the eastern and central U.S. Shaker Workshops, founded in 1970, continues to offer this simple, light, strong furniture that blends into homes from Colonial to Modern. The signature low-back chair (in hard maple) is neat and practical, sliding away under the table after meals. The original was made at the Shaker community at Mt. Lebanon, New York, ca. 1850. A full line of furnishings and oval boxes is sold through the company’s catalog and store in Arlington, Mass. Shaker Workshops, (800) 840-9121, shakerworkshops.com

Related Articles

Products of the Week

1_gallery_custom1

Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.

nostalgic-warehouse-parthenon-deadbolt

Nostalgic Warehouse

Classic-style door hardware, engineered for new construction or historic renovation, lacquer-coated, solid brass, patterned after original antique hardware, passage, privacy, mortise lock, or dummy sets and cabinet hardware and accessories.