Scandinavian bentwood has a rich tradition in Norway, as well as other countries in the region. You may have heard the word 'Tine' used to describe Norwegian style covered boxes. The word Tine is pronounced tee-nah, and means "kit box" in Norwegian. Their history dates back to 800 AD. Many examples of old Tines can be seen at the Vesterheim museum in Decorah, Iowa
Shaker style bentwood, came on the scene at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s, after the Shakers came to America to escape religious persecution. The style underscores the simple life style that the Shakers lived.
Each piece is one of a kind. If you are interested in more than one, I may be able to reproduce more, but please contact me first before you order.
Please browse though my gallery and check out my work. The pieces shown in this portfolio are avalible. As pieces sell, I will move them to my archive portfolio where you can still see them. Thanks for your interest. Jim Anderson