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Description - The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture by Timothy D. Rieman

This comprehensive reference documents the full scope of furniture from Shaker communities in New England, Ohio, and Kentucky. Furniture produced throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ranging from free-standing tables, chairs, desks, boxes, and case clocks to built-in cupboards and cases of drawers, is shown in over 1,000 images, 698 in color. An extensive text provides a detailed account of Shaker history, culture, and religion. Further, it examines Shaker design and tools, reporting new research on the Shaker color palette. Using primary source materials, this book examines designs from specific Shaker communities and individual cabinetmakers. Endnotes, bibliography, glossaries, and technical terms make this beautiful reference required reading for everyone with an interest in Shaker design and culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764319280
ISBN-10: 0764319280
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Timothy D. Rieman

Timothy D. Rieman is a master woodworking craftsman and one of the foremost makers of reproduction Shaker furniture. Jean M. Burks is the Curator of Decorative Arts at Shelburne Museum, Vermont. Both authors have researched and written about Shaker furniture for over a decade.

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