I can imagine that feeling Macdonald once had regarding early pilgrims of America started their new lives in a world open to possibility. This furniture line shows the religious order and simplicity of the time.
Shaker styled furniture has craft traditions rooted heavily in colonial New York and New England. Farmers, Mechanics, Small Tradesmen made up most of the consumer base for Shaker Furniture in early America. A humble, basic product, with a thoughtful development of design and craftsmanship is the essential character.
At Manchester Wood, our Shaker Collection touches on the history of its lineage in design adding contemporary appeal for the 21st Century.
We hope you find the basic needs in life, especially in furniture, as much fun as we do!
+John Humphrey Noyes. History of American Socialisms, pp. 602-603.