Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Shaker Settings - Separation of the Sexes
One comment on the secretary desk sitting between the bathroom doors. It's neither an antique nor a reproduction. Rather, it's an adaptation of Shaker design. It's based on a Shaker sisters' sewing desk, which I don't own a photograph of. In addition to the three drawers on the left front, there are three large drawers on the right end. These latter drawers are accessible when the writing surface is in use without the inconvenience of lifting the writing surface or bending under the writing surface. It also is similar in size to the sewing desks, which makes it usable in modern homes.