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Shaker Style Furniture
Amish Furniture Style
Shaker chairs, built for the Shaker’s large religious gatherings, boast graceful curves, sturdy construction, and simple design. Today, Shaker style furniture is no longer crafted by the Shaker religious community. Rather crafted the old-fashioned way by a few handcrafted furniture retailers (namely the Amish). Unlike any other line of furniture, Shaker furniture possesses the perfect balance of simplicity and elegance.
It has earned a reputation as the definitive “Amish” furniture style. Featuring a simple design, clean angles, gentle curves, and tapers, the Shaker style possesses not only a timeless beauty that is at once antique and modern but a light, graceful quality that endears it to generation after generation of furniture enthusiasts. Within the larger category of Shaker style furniture, there is great diversity of styles and types. The Easton Shaker, Shaker Hill, and Carlisle Shaker styles each boast unique design features such as extra-curved spats, strongly-tapered legs or rounded posts to name a few.