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Amish Furniture Styles
Whether handcrafted or factory-assembled, traditional or modern, simple or ornate, each furniture piece has a story. This is especially true for Amish Furniture Styles. The story is about who designed it and when, and what inspired them. For instance, Mission furniture makers are partaking in the legacy of Gustav Stickley, the first craftsman to be credited with mass-producing and popularizing the Mission style. Spanish missions in the Western United States inspired this style.
Shaker furniture boasts a unique story. A Christian group known as “Shakers” fled European persecution and emigrated to the United States. They carried with them the tools and trade that would make them one-of-a-kind craftsmen. Word of their incredible craftsmanship spread throughout their new homeland, and soon people were falling in love with the simple, graceful “Shaker style“.