The Shaker knew how to simplify.
simplicity of design
a place for everything and everything in its place
There was an exhibit of Shaker work at the High Museum a decade or so ago and the colors of the furniture were stunning.
beauty of curves
the beauty of wood
the wood tones
beauty in the wood grain
beauty in the warped table top
beauty in the color
All images from Cowan's Auction.
There will be an auction of these pieces and others on October 9, 2010