... good enough for Queen Elizabeth II.
Our Shaker oval boxes and boards are prized today for the patience and skill required to make them. Brent Rourke spends many hours carefully handcrafting these quality Shaker oval boxes and carriers to last for generations.
The quality shows. When the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick was looking for a gift for Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, he picked one of our boxes. We're good enough for the Queen. So you'll know we'll be good enough for you.
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Our products have been put to a variety of innovative uses. Check out what Maria Pinto, fashion designer to Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, did with our Shaker Oval Boxes.
Rourke's workshop in Bloomfield, New Brunswick looks out over the fields that were plowed by the Loyalists who settled the Kennebecasis River valley. The vibrant colours of this Northeastern Canadian landscape provide a source of inspiration for this master box maker. He hand selects the wood that will be used in his pieces - only the finest walnut, cherry and birds-eye maple will do.
With over twenty years experience in shaping wood, Rourke has gained the appreciation of many fine art collectors for his exceptional Shaker Boxes and carriers. You'll prize your Brent Rourke's Shaker boxes for their simple elegance.
Brent Rourke is proud to be a member of the Atlantic ÉCONOMUSÉE Network.
The Shakers were known for their unusual living arrangement where men occupied one side of the house and women the other. Called "family dwellings," strict laws of chastity kept the two sexes apart. With this belief in total celibacy, the Shakers continued their population by legally taking in orphans and by converting others.