Alfred VIllage Side Chair
Commissioned and authorized by the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community (the Alfred Shakers moved to Sabbathday Lake in 1931), our Alfred Village Side 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.
Available in two sizes.
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)