Amish furniture is as beautiful as it is well crafted. Having first been noticed outside the ranks of the Amish in the 1920′s, this often sought after commodity is rare and can be found in many different styles the Shaker and Mission style are well-known, and similar yet unique styles.
The Amish are known for their simplistic lifestyles, a culture which is intrinsically intertwined with their religion and for superb quality and care for detail in all endevers. Needless to say, when it comes to the design, creation and crafting of hardwood furniture, these notions ring true.
Mission Style Amish Furniture
This particular furniture style is denoted by straight lines and openly visible joinery. It is currently considered to be clean and of very modern design.
Shaker Style Amish Furniture
Shake style Amish furniture is often plain and simple yet elegant. It focuses on basic design, while its true intent is to create functional and durable classic pieces of furniture that will last a lifetime.
Queen Anne Style
This is in direct contrast to both commissioned as well as the Shaker styles of furniture design. While this still considered to be traditional, consisting of ornate moldings, having been ordered mentally carved and containing superb foot detail. It is much more involved than the more traditional Shaker and Mission styles of furniture.
Other styles of Amish furniture that can be found include Rustic, Cottage, Beachfront and Southwestern.