Re: Shakers

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 19:15:17 BST

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    On Sunday, April 28, 2002, at 01:12 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > Has it been carried on by non-Shakers? Is the style very popular or
    > just a modest addition to whatever other styles exist out there in
    > furniture land? Are the Shaker originals sought after relics by
    > collectors?

    Yes and yes and yes.

    Do a simple google search on 'shaker furniture' and see what happens.
    Long line of manufacturers, styles, workshops, etc.

    And, one can have sex after sitting in a Shaker chair.

    The common motif is simplicity, careful use of materials, solid
    craftmanship, and utility. It is also a, IMHO, beautiful furniture.

    - Wade

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