The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community, north of Portland, Maine, was founded in 1783, in what was then called Thompson’s Pond Plantation, by a small group of missionaries from the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Shaker communities were known for their self-sufficiency: in their attempt to separate themselves from the outside world and to create a heaven-on-earth; members grew their own food, constructed their own buildings, and manufactured their own tools and household furnishings. Specifically, Shaker furniture is known for its distinctive style, developed to reflect their beliefs through the well-made, minimalist design. This piece gives life to the Shaker mentality and provides a simple and honest piece of modest design.
Shown in SOLID APPALACHIAN WHITE OAK
All standard material & finish options available.
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