Re: Shakers

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 12:32:09 BST

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    On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at 07:15 , Alan Patrick wrote:

    > I think it is dangerous to argue that their memes are in their
    > furniture, as simple rustic furniture like theirs can be found in pretty
    > much any contemporary colonial society and rustic Europe, so its a
    > fairly
    > common meme-component of the period

    To a collector or connoisseur of woodcraft, that is blasphemy. There are
    definite and striking features and techniques in Shaker construction.

    - Wade

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