Ebersol and Sons tole painted kitchen chairs in the Pennsylvania style are faithful and honest reproductions of what we saw, rarely, in PA on buying trips in the late 60s and early 70s. The original chairs of this style were made in the early 1800s but this small but highly regarded company makes faithfully honest reproductions in the proper wood species, form, and size. The tole painting is perfectly done and it too is a faithful reproducing of this lost art. These chairs were made in the early 1970's, one of the chairs has the company stamp with the date also stamped under the seat. The seats are thick, as they should be, at just over 1.75 inches. The overall form is just right and comfortable.
The wood in these chairs is tulip poplar as is true to many of this original style. Original early 1800-1850 chairs we also saw in cherry, maple and birch. Tulip poplar is most often misidentified as it has similar grain to other woods and will stain to appear as desired.
Company has been reproducing chairs since the 1930s, family owned and operated.
These are a perfect match for a rural farm table or in a decorated early style kitchen!!