Alfred Shaker Side Chair

$595.00

Commissioned and authorized by the Sabbathday Lake Shakers (the Alfred Shakers moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931), our Alfred Village Rocking Chair and Side Chair are more than just reproductions–they are a return to production for the first time since the first half of the 19th century. In fact, they are the only Shaker chairs in the world commissioned by the living Shaker Community!

Made by hand by Tappan Chairs in conjunction with Chilton Furniture.  A generous portion of the proceeds is donated back to us here at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum to help continue to preserve Shaker Village and tell the history of this great place and people.

With many of the same historic processes that the original Shakers used, each is crafted using measurements taken from one of the finest specimens in the Shaker Museum collection. Both feature a tall bent back and hand-scribed markings–and in the case of the Rocking Chair–mortised rockers, and elegantly sculpted front posts and arms. Each also has the distinctive Alfred Shaker Village pommel, which was unique to that community. Assembled in the traditional manner using only precise joinery, glue, and wooden pins, each chair is finished to match the originals with an authentic hand-brushed and rubbed milk paint, which is then sealed with oil. Next, each seat is woven in a checkerboard pattern with Shaker Flame tape, which is itself a historic Shaker pattern. Lastly, each chair is numbered and branded with the authorized mark of the Shaker Society.

Available in historic proportions or modern/wide proportions.

Custom colors, wood, and Shaker tape are available upon request. 

Please proceed to Tappan Chair’s website by clicking the button below to place your inquiry/order.

Please note, your order for this chair is through Tappan Chairs directly.

Thank you for your support!

 

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Commissioned and authorized by the Sabbathday Lake Shakers (the Alfred Shakers moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931), our Alfred Village Rocking Chair and Side Chair are more than just reproductions–they are a return to production for the first time since the first half of the 19th century. In fact, they are the only Shaker chairs in the world commissioned by the living Shaker Community!

Made by hand by Tappan Chairs in conjunction with Chilton Furniture.  A generous portion of the proceeds is donated back to us here at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum to help continue to preserve Shaker Village and tell the history of this great place and people.

With many of the same historic processes that the original Shakers used, each is crafted using measurements taken from one of the finest specimens in the Shaker Museum collection. Both feature a tall bent back and hand-scribed markings–and in the case of the Rocking Chair–mortised rockers, and elegantly sculpted front posts and arms. Each also has the distinctive Alfred Shaker Village pommel, which was unique to that community. Assembled in the traditional manner using only precise joinery, glue, and wooden pins, each chair is finished to match the originals with an authentic hand-brushed and rubbed milk paint, which is then sealed with oil. Next, each seat is woven in a checkerboard pattern with Shaker Flame tape, which is itself a historic Shaker pattern. Lastly, each chair is numbered and branded with the authorized mark of the Shaker Society.

Available in historic proportions or modern/wide proportions.

Custom colors, wood, and Shaker tape are available upon request. 

Please proceed to Tappan Chair’s website by clicking the button below to place your inquiry/order.

Please note, your order for this chair is through Tappan Chairs directly.

Thank you for your support!

 

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