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Set of Seven Stenciled 19th C. Hitchcock Chairs
Presented for sale is a set of six early 19th century black harvest stenciled Hitchcock chairs featuring pillow tops with slat backs and rush seats. There are 6 side chairs and 1 armchair.
The set is in excellent age appropriate condition with minor paint wear. They are titled Hitchcock & Alford, Hitchcockville, Conn. Warranted. This places the age of these chairs, pre-1843.
"In 1818, when sawmills buzzed in Connecticut's river towns, a man named Lambert Hitchcock began to make chairs as no one ever had before. Back then, furniture was crafted one piece at a time. Hitchcock was a master woodworker, with a love of detail finessed by human hands. But he had seen what clock makers could do by machining many interchangeable parts. From them, he took his cue. From a sawmill and nearby wooden building at the fork of the Farmington and Still Rivers, Hitchcock began to mass-produce chair parts from maple, birch and oak forested nearby. At the same time, he brought his craft to a new pinnacle, using stenciling techniques that glowed with a miniaturist's artistry. The finishes (notably a luminous black) were fresh and new. Seat backs were given original shapes, and arms and legs new twists. In this way, Hitchcock mass-produced 15,000 chairs a year — yet every one looked "made to order." By 1825, Hitchcock shared ownership in a general store in the hamlet where his sawmill and shop had become the economic heart, fondly named "Hitchcocks-ville " by the villagers. In the same year, he built his large brick factory and established a chair signature — L. Hitchcock, Hitchcocks-ville, Conn. Warranted — the trademark that still appears on our furnishings as a guarantee of authenticity."
-history borrowed from the hitchcockchair website.
Size: 34 1/4" Height by 18 1/4" Width by 16" Depth Size: 21" Width (Armchair)
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