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.
NOTE: 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.
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)
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.*
"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.