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History Of The Shaker
The Shaker craftsmen were perfectionists and their work highly regarded. However, because of their celibate practices, and as the Industrial Revolution took hold, their numbers declined to only a handful. They no longer make things to sell to the public

By reproducing their designs we hope to increase the appreciation for their work and provide a piece of American history. We are pleased to respond to your inquiries and will accept custom orders. ........

Shaker Gallery


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We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. Our most popular products are shown below. Please call or email for more information on products, current promotions and custom options. (To expand a thumbnail view, please click on "pictures")

Shaker Mini Divided Oval Tray

This tray can be used in numerous ways including a remote holder in the livingroom or utensil holder in the kitchen.

Set of 6 Shaker Cherry Boxes

Stacks of Shaker Oval Boxes can be any combination from 2 - 6 boxes. We try to use traditional and exotic woods in our creations.

Shaker Oval Walnut Box

Custom Shaker made out of Walnut - Can be made in different dimensions

Shaker Divided Oval Tray

This tray can be used in numerous ways including a remote holder in the livingroom or utensil holder in the kitchen.

 

History Of The Shaker


Shaker boxes were made by Shakers for sale to "the world" and for their own uses. Oval boxes were first made in 1798 and continue to be made until the mid Twentieth Century. The last Shaker Brother to make boxes was Brother Delmer Wilson of Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

The Shakers made oval boxes in a wide range of sizes for household and workshop use. They were used to store dried herbs, spices, thread, buttons, nails, medicines - anything but liquids. The Shakers began making oval boxes (they also made round and rectangular boxes) in the 1790's at Mt. Lebanon, New York. The craft continued with the work of Elder Delmer Wilson (1873-1961) of Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last Shaker oval box maker.

The Shakers are a religious communal sect that flourished until after the Civil War. There are just a handful of Brothers and Sisters living in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

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