Shaker Oval Boxes

These Shaker boxes are one of the most sought after and well known pieces of the Shaker's. The versatility in there nesting abilities along with durable light construction makes them a treasure. Thin slices of quartered lumber are dimensioned and steam bent around a form. Clinched copper tacks then fasten the carved swallow tails to the box while adding a simple decorative feature. Photography by Mark Schofield, 2011