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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Today's word: SHAKER FURNITURE

A religious sect led by Mother Ann Lee, the Shakers came to America from England in 1774. Influenced by their ascetic religious beliefs, Shakers created functional, furniture and useful objects which were distinguished by their unadorned simplicity, innovative joinery, and high quality.

2 comments:

Gaelle Kennedy said...

What a lovely piece.
I was in Shaker country recently, on the east coast. Their eye for beauty included their selection of farmland.

Gypsy Trading Company said...

Love Shaker furniture. One of my favorites made!