Gallery Of Shaker Furniture

Dining room bench

Built to accommodate several diners around a table

Dining room bench

Built to accommodate several diners around a table

Trestle table (page 53)

The most common style of Shaker dining room table. Built with glueless joinery and knockdown hardware, this table can be disassembled when it is not needed; the legs, feet, and trestle running along the top's underside are positioned to maximize legroom

Candle stand (page 78)

The tripod design gives this lightweight table good stability

Drop-leaf table (page 68)

Attached to the top with rule joints, the leaves of this table can be extended when needed or dropped down to save space

Enfield side chair (page 26)

Made with a backward tilt to provide comfort without bending the chair's rear legs. Early versions like the one shown featured rush seats; the Shakers later relied on canvas tape, as in the rocking chair shown at right

Rocking chair (page 38)

Has steam-bent rear lege and solidwood rockers; the tape seating is available In a variety of colors and patterns. Also made in a ladderback version

Revolving chair

Also called swivel stools or revolvers, these chairs were used in Shaker offices, shops, and schoolrooms

Meetinghouse bench

Accommodated the faithful during Shaker religious services; with Its solid pine seat, this simple and lightweight chair could be moved out of the way easily when necessary

With their short backs, the splint-seat dining chairs shown above can slide under a table without any sacrifice of comfort.

Sewing desk

Features a retractable work surface; with drawers on adjacent sides of the desk, two people could work on it at the same time

Work stand

Features a drawer with partitions and pigeonholes on top for storing sewing supplies; the rim around the work surface prevents items from falling off

As can be seen in this room at Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts, the Shakers spared no effort to provide a sense of order and tidiness in their living spaces. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets ensured that there was a designated place for everything.

Pie safe (page 56)

Traditionally used to store baked goods; the pierced tin door panels kept the contents fresh while preventing vermin from entering. Adjustable shelves added flexibility

Pie safe (page 56)

Traditionally used to store baked goods; the pierced tin door panels kept the contents fresh while preventing vermin from entering. Adjustable shelves added flexibility

Blanket chest

For storing blankets and quilts

Washstand

Used by Shakers for personal hygiene before bed; designed to hold an earthenware pitcher and bowl

Also known as a secretary-

on-chest; the top section featured shelving and several pigeonholes for organized storage

Workbench

Featured a spacious work surface on top and storage drawers below; the board jack slides side-to-side to hold a workpiece along front edge of the bench in conjunction with the face vise

Sliding board jack

SHAKER DESIGN

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