Shaker Maple, Birch and Pine Hanging Wall Shelf with Three drawers, possibly a New Hampshire Shaker community, c. 1830-40, thin red-washed surface, 37.5 H. x 36.25 D. x 10 D.
Shaker furniture is not some kind of furniture. It is a concept that has its own background. The background has religious elements that have influenced the shapes and designs of the furniture. The shaker furniture was introduced to distinguish shakers from the rest of the public, and this was done by shakers themselves. The furniture is a sign of simplicity and usefulness and these are two concepts that are present in the beliefs of the shakers. The furniture is not too decorated, but simple and not at all conspicuous. Design: As mentioned above, shakers keep their possessions as simple as possible, and shaker furniture is also not too decorated. The shelves, tables and chairs are not decorated with carvings or other decorations. The furniture only radiates the look of wood and fulfills the purpose and requirements and does not contribute to the look or the environment in which it is placed. Although it is kept simple, the furniture has its own beauty that cannot be found with other types of furniture. The concept behind it is very nice itself. Inspiration: The simplicity for which the furniture is a symbol has inspired many. With good quality wood and the experience of making furniture, this simple looking furniture can be made beautiful without having to be designed and carved. Without a doubt, this furniture was an inspiration to many of today's people.[gallery columns="2" size="full" ids="52686,52687,52688,52689,52690,52691,52692,52693,52694,52695,52696,52697"]