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Carved Pig Sculpture
Hand carved and painted by local award-winning wood carver Chuck Perry. Chuck is also a docent in our special exhibit gallery- stop in and say hello when you visit!
Measurements: approx 4″ x 2″ x 1.5″
2 in stock
Chris Becksvoort – “Elder Joseph” Six-Pack Shaker Tea Cabinet
Made of rock maple (Acer saccharum) from the 1898 "Elder Joseph Brackett" tree at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for our wood-working friends. Chris Becksvoort designed this unique and limited edition tea caddy to fit 6 Shaker tea tins perfectly. It is hand dovetailed with solid brass hinges, a cherry knob, magnetic closure, and old swirly glass on the door. It mounts to your wall with an invisible French cleat. Comes loaded with 6 of our top-selling tea tins: Camomile, Ginger Lemon, Lavender, Lemon Blend, Mint Blend, and Rosehips or ask for your favorites and we will be happy to switch them out. Measures 17" x 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Signed on the back panel, highly limited edition of 3. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season.
Everett Bailey of Belknap Co, New Hampshire learned broom-making at Canterbury Shaker Village. He continues to use traditional materials and methods while individually hand-crafting each broom in the Shaker spirit. Each broom is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Includes a leather strap to hang it up.
“Brother Delmer” Hand-turned Maple Bowls
One of Sabbathday Lake's Brother Delmer Wilson’s landmark maple trees planted in front of the Ministry’s Shop in 1898 became dangerously rotten from damage sustained long ago from a severe lightning strike. In 2016, Brother Arnold had it entirely removed along with another monumental maple tree in the front right corner of the Shaker Cemetery, believed to have been planted by Brother Delmer between 1920 and 1935. Four young maples have been planted in place of those two 1898 trees recently cut and two others cut several years ago. Although sad to lose Brother Delmer’s trees, we are excited that their wood didn't go to waste. Peter Asselyn, expert woodturner and long-time friend of Shaker Village, turned out all sizes of bowls from the recently-removed landmark trees planted by Brother Delmer. We are deeply grateful for Peter’s willingness, appreciation, and commitment to honor the Shaker legacy through his own talents. Each bowl is signed on the bottom. Depths and natural patterns on the bowls vary. Highly-limited supply, subject to availability. Live-edge bowls are also available, photos can be emailed by request.
- 7” diameter $40
- 8” diameter $60
- 9" diameter $70
- 10" diameter $80
- 11” diameter $90
- 12" diameter $160
- 14" diameter $200
Carved Cherry Spoon Shaker Village
Carved cherry spoon with woodburned "Shaker Village" and the Shaker barns on the handle. Hand carved by local award-winning wood carver Chuck Perry. Chuck is also a docent in our special exhibit gallery- stop in and say hello when you visit! Measurements: approx 13 x 2 x 1"