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

Softcover
215 x 280mm
125pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$34.90

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

Contents

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
Endnotes
For Further Reading