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The Shaker legacy : perspectives on an enduring furniture style

Author: Christian Becksvoort; John Sheldon
Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, ©1998.
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Presents and explores the furniture style developed by the Shakers, from the Shaker bench to the highboy chest, through a series of photographs of both traditional and rare pieces from Hancock, Lebanon, and other Shaker communities.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becksvoort, Christian.
Shaker legacy.
Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)639454322
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Becksvoort; John Sheldon
ISBN: 1561582182 9781561582181 156158357X 9781561583577
OCLC Number: 38925149
Description: 233 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: The Shaker contribution: an enduring legacy --
The Shaker culture: building heaven on earth --
The Shaker style: a reflection of the spirit --
Classic Shaker furniture: cases; chairs, benches, and stools; tables and stands; built-ins; desks; beds; clocks; miscellaneous pieces.
Responsibility: Christian Becksvoort ; photographs by John Sheldon.
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This is a visual collection of 150 classic Shaker furniture. It aims to offer the reader insights into Shaker design, history and philosophy plus furniture in situ in real Shaker communities.  Read more...

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