Painted Shaker Oval Boxes


We make our Shaker oval boxes entirely by hand, cutting the "swallowtails" carefully from solid Pennsylvania cherry, immersing the sides in very hot water, and bending them around a wooden form. The sides are fastened with solid copper tacks. We repeat this process for the lid. Tops and bottoms are attached with wooden pegs.

In our workshop, we use reproductions of the original forms and templates used at the Mt. Lebanon, New York Shaker community during the mid-19th century. Like the Shakers, we produce our oval boxes in eleven different sizes and we use the original Shaker numbering system (No. 11 being the smallest box and No. 1 being the largest box).

We hand paint these boxes in our workshop using water-based, lead-free colors, then we lightly rub them for an antiqued look. Our colors are very close to those the Shakers used. The insides are unfinished.

Metric measurements are listed immediately below English measurements. Canadian and Overseas customers: We ship worldwide via UPS or FedEx. Please email or telephone us for estimated shipping charges.

Please specify color(s) and quantity below.
Available Colors: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow.

Stock #
Shaker Oval Box No. 11, Painted
3 3/4" x 2 5/8" x 1 3/8" high.
10cm x 6.5cm x 3.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 10, Painted
4 1/2" x 3 1/8" x 1 3/4" high.
11.5cm x 6cm x 4.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 9, Painted
5 1/4" x 3 5/8" x 2 1/8" high.
13.5cm x 9cm x 5.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 8, Painted
6" x 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" high.
15cm x 10.5cm x 6.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 7, Painted
7 1/8" x 5" x 3" high.
18cm x 12.5cm x 7.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 6, Painted
8 1/8" x 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" high.
20.5cm x 14.5cm x 9cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 5, Painted
9 3/8" x 6 1/2" x 4" high.
24cm x 16.5cm x 10cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 4, Painted
10 5/8" x 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" high.
27cm x 19cm x 11.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 3, Painted
12 1/8" x 8 1/2" x 5" high.
31cm x 21.5cm x 12.5cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 2, Painted
13 3/4" x 9 1/2" x 5 1/2" high.
35cm x 24cm x 14cm high.
Shaker Oval Box No. 1, Painted
15 1/8" x 11" x 6 1/4" high.
38.5cm x 28cm x 16cm high.
Shaker Painted Oval Boxes - Nest of 5
13H12P - 13H51P
Shaker Painted Oval Boxes - Nest of 4
13J11P - 13J41P