Amish Heritage Hanging or Standing Shaker Mirror, 39 inch Wide - SKU#8040
Shaker Furniture has long been admired for it's simple elegance and excellent durability. In the late 1700's several religious communities of the Society of Believers in the Second Coming of Christ sprang up along the eastern seaboard of the US. Known as Shakers for their worship exercises, they have since become famous for the material results of their religious fervor. Initially, their furniture was made only for use within their own communities, but the simple beauty of these early Shaker pieces soon became broadly recognized, and publicly available. The outstanding characteristics of Shaker-inspired furniture are mostly straight lines, right angles, the occasional gentle arch, and a simple elegance in absence of intricate ornamentation.
"Horse" was an adjective in early America which referred to something coarse or bigger than the norm in its genre (ex. "horse chestnut, horse radish), and large, floor-standing mirrors were first called "horse" mirrors. At some point, furniture designers thought this designation too unrefined, and chose to use the French term, "cheval" in place of the English "horse". Another explanation is that the original Cheval Mirrors featured height adjustment using lead counterweights and a 'horse', or pulley, from which the name was taken.
This most handsome Amish Heritage Shaker Mirror is the perfect match for our traditional Shaker furniture range. Additionally, the clean and simple lines bestow a timeless beauty that will complement any Contemporary furniture collection. By using 100% premium American hardwood components, combined with modern glues and a range of quality finishes (see thumbnails above), it actually surpasses the beauty and durability of the original Shaker Mirror that it is modeled upon.
Traditional Shaker elegance bequeaths this mirror a timeless appeal, making it as popular to day as it ever was.
Frame Your Reflection In This Simply Elegant Shaker Style Mirror - Built To Reflect Back On Future Generations Of Your Family!
The original Shaker furniture pieces were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft. Today, our dedicated Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo a long apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen enjoy building Your legacy quality furniture with the same unhurried care - providing you with exceptional furniture and outstanding value.
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