This candlestand is very recognizably Shaker. It's pretty close to a repro- duction, although I made the top a bit bigger. That way it works well as a side table next to a chair or sofa, or as an accent piece that can slip into a hall corner.

Many manufacturers make this sort of piece, but this one has the details that matter. The legs are dovetailed into the pedestal. Upper faces of the legs are slightly rounded over, leading into the gentle taper of the post. All corners are broken, so they are good to the touch. The whole design flows gracefully, a hallmark of classic Shaker work.

Available in cherry or maple, plain or figured grain. Size is 19" diameter x 26" high. Priced at $1,150 (figured woods slightly higher).

65 Delano Road, Woolwich, Maine