Alfred VIllage Rocker
Commissioned and authorized by the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community (the Alfred Shakers moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931), our Alfred Village Rocking Chair is more than just a reproduction--it is a return to production of this iconic rocker 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, hand-scribed markings, mortised rockers, and elegantly sculpted front posts and arms--not to mention 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: These chairs are built to their original size specifications from the 1800's which tend to be smaller than modern sizes - please call with any questions about sizing.
(Original 19th century replica size) 20"W x 24"D x 43"H
(Modern chair size and proportions) 22"W x 24"D x 43"H