Shaker Box - Maple Burl Top
Joe Dowden, an American craftsman, has been handcrafting Shaker oval boxes since 1996. These wooden boxes are traditional boxes from the Shaker community, a religious group that reached its peak in the mid-nineteenth century. They lived on self-sustaining farms in the United States, believing in a modest life that included making simply designed, well-made crafts and furniture. The Shakers used wood that was accessible and easy to bend to make the bands of the box, usually maple and pine. Today, Joe uses cherry for this simply perfect box, while the use of veneers has enabled him to use maple burl (a beautiful and highly figured wood) for the top. Joe's work has been honored by Early American Life Magazine for the last five years.
Approximately 6" L x 4" W x 2 1/2 " H (Accessories pictured not included with box)
Handcrafted item, variations in color and style will occur