I have been on an endless search for an antique Shaker bench.  Simple and functional, the materiality, joinery details and clean lines of the style make it a nice counterpoint- the benches appear so light and the designs are timeless.  I have come across the reproduction, the original and a really beautiful modern design that DWR just released . . . still looking.


Enfield Meeting House Bench [Shakerworkshops.com]
A Long Shaker Maple Bench, Enfield, New Hampshire Bishopric, Mid 19th C [Christie’s January 2007]
Shaker Settee [DWR]

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