The Alfred VIllage Chair
The Alfred VIllage Chair
The Alfred VIllage Chair

The Alfred VIllage Chair

Regular price $ 595.00

Commissioned and authorized by the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community (the Alfred Shakers moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931), our Alfred Village Chair is more than just a reproduction - it is a return to production of this iconic chair for the first time since the first half of the 19th century.

Made by hand and with many of the same processes that the original Shakers used, it is crafted piece by piece using measurements taken from one of the finest specimens in the Shaker collection. It features a tall bent-back (which in spite of its historic use as a working chair makes it surprisingly comfortable to sit in), hand-scribed markings, and the distinctive Alfred pommel. 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 and then sealed with oil. Next, its seat is woven in a checkerboard pattern with Shaker Flame tape, which is itself a historic Shaker pattern. Finally, each chair is numbered and branded with the authorized mark of the Shaker Society.

NOTE: Available in two sizes. The 18" wide version of this chair is built to the original size specifications from the 1800's which will tend to be smaller than modern sizes.  Our 20" wide version will feel more similar to a modern chair. Please call with any questions about sizing.

Dimensions
18"W x 14"D x 43"H (Original 19th century replica size)
20"W x 14"D x 43"H (Modern chair size and proportions)

Built to Order

Standard build times are 14-16 weeks.
SKU: 326267

White Glove Delivery

Chilton offers nation-wide white glove delivery service, which means that your furniture will be carefully blanket wrapped, transported to your home, carried inside, and assembled, as needed. Your charge is a flat rate based upon delivery distance from Maine, and includes an unlimited number of pieces (a particularly good value for larger orders). For single item orders of smaller pieces, please call to inquire whether common carrier shipping is available.

Chilton offers nation-wide white glove delivery service, which means that your furniture will be carefully blanket wrapped, transported to your home, carried inside, and assembled, as needed. Your charge is a flat rate based upon delivery distance from Maine, and includes an unlimited number of pieces (a particularly good value for larger orders). For single item orders of smaller pieces, please call to inquire whether common carrier shipping is available.

We are currently offering a free or reduced delivery offer for larger orders.  Please see details below.*

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"The delivery service was wonderful. All the furniture was wrapped to protect it from any damage. Al and Jason did a great job unwrapping and carefully assembled and set everything up where we wanted it ... They did a great clean up afterwards. They made sure that we were happy with the furniture and its positioning before they would leave. Thank you!" - Tom & Cathy K.
 
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New England
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Orders Up To $3000: $129
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* Please note that this free or reduced delivery offer cannot be combined with other sales, discounts or promotions

Delivery Costs for Lighting, Home Accessories and Art

When lighting and home accessories are ordered along with furniture, the delivery expense is included in the cost of the furniture delivery. When ordered separately, the delivery cost for lighting is a flat $45 for an unlimited number of lighting pieces. The delivery cost for smaller home accessories is $9.95. All art is shipped separately at a flat rate of $200 per painting. For larger home accessories ordered separately that can be shipped by common carrier, please call for a quote.