They are a Christian sect which are said to be an offshoot of the Quaker’s. They began in the 1780’s and were at their height in the 1840’s. They were hard working and industrious people. One of their industries was making furniture. They are known for their plain, simple, durable, innovative joinery, quality, and functionality in furniture.
Their industry brought about the invention of the Shaker’s peg and ladder back chairs (Made out of pine and inexpensive woods),
and clothes pins.
They used the "Shaker pegs" to hang up clothes, hats, and very light furniture, such as a chair, when not in use.
Here at Grandma's Attic we have come across a couple of Shaker pieces. One is a very functional chair, this fine craftsmanship is available for $25.00.
The other Shaker piece we currently have is this simple and functional Antique Shaker's sewing stand for $125.00. Come and check out our Shaker's items at Grandma's Attic, Exit 10, Anderson, Mo.
In the land of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois, I visited a museum and a part of that museum, was a church called the "Shakers." That is the first I had heard of them. Curious to why they were called Shakers, I started my research.