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The Graceful Shelby Chair
Digging through mom and pop’s old photographs from the early days always is a right of passage for every son or daughter. Therefore who could suppress a laugh at the sight of their dad sporting uber-small shorts or their mother’s impossibly-high hairdo? The idea of beauty is subject to the times, as proved by some outlandish styles from the 60’s and 70’s.
Yet there are timeless aspects to beauty as well. The graceful curves and elegant design of Shaker Furniture have captured the hearts of Americans for nearly two centuries. An example of this is the Shelby Chair pictured to the right. From Shaker Furniture’s humble beginnings in the 19th century, to its mass-production in the early 20th century, to its steady popularity in the 21st century, the Shaker style has proved to be a design for the ages.