The simplistic and functional style of Shaker furniture was first created nearly 200 years ago by Jane and James Wardley, founders of the religious sect, the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Coming, more commonly known as the Shakers. The original furniture was designed in keeping with their beliefs of living simply, without frills, and with integrity and strength.
The appeal of the Shaker style of furniture comes through with its practicality. Many modern designs find their inspiration here.
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Main Characteristics of Shaker Style:
- High Quality Wood
- Lack of ornamentation
- Fine Craftsmanship
Antique Watervliet Shaker Table from John Keith Russell Antiques, Inc.
Hope you find wonderful design inspiration with the very basic Shaker furniture style.