hardwood such as Maple or Birch and woven tape seat
The Shakers were 19th century America’s communal utopian society.
According to the book Shaker ( Jane Sprigg and David Larkin, 1987 ), ‘.. Shaker chairs were typically light but sturdy’ – they excluded all decorative elements from their furniture, pursuing pure functionality and simplicity.
They were often made for the exact size of Believers, members of the Shaker community.
As a part of their neat and beautifully crafted interior fittings, chairs were hung on the wall pegs when they cleaned the floor.