John Keith Russell - Shaker Scoop - John Keith Russell - Design Miami/
Shop All

John Keith Russell

Shaker Scoop

Sold
Shipping available worldwide – quote and taxes calculated at checkout. See what's included

Description/

To the Shakers, work is a form of worship. “Put your hands to work and give your hearts to God,” as Mother Ann Lee intoned. Shaker communities were designed to be heaven on earth, and the built environment was a manifestation of a profound connection to the divine. Like tangible prayers, objects were made as simply, beautifully, and perfectly as possible. Some of the most thoughtful Shaker designs are tools made for work—cooking, cleaning, woodworking, and sewing—such as this Scoop. ¶ In the World beyond the Shaker village, the time and labor required to produce such an object would not make sense. The Scoop is carved from a single piece of maple and whitewashed in a light coat of paint—a simple yet exceptional example of Shaker craft. Shaker communities produced several types of dry measures and scoops for use in kitchen and workshops. A well-known example with a form mirroring this piece was used in the laundry for dry soap.


John Keith Russell

designer


  • Material/

    Wood

  • Dimension/

    21.0 x 22.9 x 18.4 cm (8.3 x 9.0 x 7.2 in)

  • Style/

    Shaker

  • Heritage/

    USA

  • Ships from/

    New York, USA

More from John Keith Russell

  • John Keith Russell

    Stack of Three Painted Shaker Oval Storage Boxes
  • John Keith Russell

    Shaker Tiger Maple #6 Armchair
    Sold

You May Also Like

Trending

Trusted Sellers
Vetted for Authenticity
Seamless Experience
Client Protection