Shaker Furniture Handbook
Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA
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.
Watervliet and Groveland
New Hampshire Bishopric
of Shaker Villages and Museums