Shaker Furniture Gallery
at the North Woods Chair Shop

...notions about investment quality furniture...

We have been making hand-made furniture since 1980 and we now have experience with our pieces appreciating in value over time. Compare this to mass-produced furniture you buy in a store which is worth almost nothing the day you bring it home. Which is it that you will sell ten years later at a yard sale for a couple of hundred dollars? It won't be a piece that's made by the NWCS to fit your home and lifestyle - ours is furniture for a lifetime.

All of our pieces are signed, dated and registered to the original owner.


 

Craft Accomplishments

April - July 1999 Rocking chair and candlestand displayed at Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC.

August 1997

Participants in the Second Annual NH Furniture Masters Show and Auction

June 1996

Founders of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association and auction.
February 1996 Chairs appear in movie, Before and After, with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.
February 1995 Invitational Exhibit, MASTERWORKS, The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH.
September 1994 Fourth Annual Juried Exhibit, Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers.
1988 - 1999 Juried Acceptance, Directory of American Craftsmen, Early American Life Magazine.
June 1993 Chairs chosen for cover of August issue of Early American Life Magazine.
April 1993 Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival, for "The Shaker Chair: Weaving Patterns and Techniques.
April 1993 "Best in Show" cash award, "Inspired by Shaker Design: An Exhibit of Contemporary Craft", Invitational show, Shakertown at South Union, Kentucky.
1993 Winners, "The Year of the Craft", National Competition, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
May - August 1993 Invitational Exhibit, "A Lasting Heritage: The Influence of Shaker Design", Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont.
April - May 1993 Juried Acceptance, National Crafts Exhibition, Early American Life Magazine.
July - August 1992 Celebrating Shaker Design, two person gallery show, Craftings, Manchester, NH.
July 1992 Juried Acceptance, National Crafts Exhibition, Early American Life Magazine.
March 1992 Table chosen for cover of Weekend Projects for Woodworkers, Madrigal Publishing Co., New Milford, CT.
July/August 1991 Juried Acceptance, National Show, "Traditional Crafts", Early American Life Magazine.
December 1988 Invitational Show, "Contemporary Americana", Hatfield Gallery, Manchester, NH.
December 1998 Annual Juried Exhibit, League of NH Craftsmen, Durham, NH.
August 1988 Named best Shaker Chairmakers in U.S. by author Constance Stapleton in "Crafts of America, A Guide to the Finest Traditional Crafts Made in the United States", Harper & Row, Publishers.
July/August 1988 Side table chosen for write-up in Woodworkers Journal.
May 1988 Commissioned by Canterbury Shaker Village to make a "demonstration" chair for use by tour guides.
May - September 1987 Juried Exhibition, "Shaker Workmanship 1987", Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA.
September 1988 Commissioned by Frederiksberg Technical School, Copenhagen, Denmark, to make a Canterbury side chair for permanent Shaker exhibit.
1982 - 1994 Juried Exhibit, "Living With Crafts", League of NH Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH.

 

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