Shaker Furniture

Early American Furniture Styles

American Furniture, Handmade Furniture, Mission-Style Furniture, Shaker Furniture

When the first settlers arrived in America, they came with just the basics needed for survival and very little furniture.  They brought large chests filled with belongings, and then had to create the furniture they needed to live comfortably in their new homes.  At first, furniture styles were very rudimentary and basic, but as time wore on and the settlers became more established in their new home, they started to put more effort into the aesthetics of their furniture, and in so doing turned out some of the most iconic designs of American descent: from Shaker to Mission, we have...