... 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.
Their habits of order are, in many things, carried to the extreme. The first bell for their meals rings for all to repair to their chambers, from which, at the ringing of the second bell, they descend to the eating-room. Here, all take their appropriate places at the tables, and after locking their hands on their breasts, they drop on their knees, close their eyes, and remain in this position about two minutes. Then they rise, seat themselves, and with all expedition swallow their food; then rise on their feet, again lock their hands, drop on their knees, close their eyes, and in about two minutes rise and retire. Their meals are taken in silence, conversation being prohibited. From "A Lowell Mill Worker Visits the Shakers"