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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fine American Furniture - A Toast to HIckory Chair

I love Hickory Chair - about the best American furniture still being manufactured today!  I just received my October issue of Traditional Home and saw a wonderful article titled:  Better Than Expected.  The article is written in celebration of Hickory Chair's 100 year anniversary.  I also discovered their founding slogan:  "Chairs made better than seems necessary" - a quaint concept but perhaps true.   The company is located in Hickory, North Carolina (of course).  Amongst their many distinctions,  Hickory Chair pioneered the creation of reproduction furniture such as the James River Collection - the oldest collection of 18th century mahogany reproduction furniture in America.  Designers Thomas O'Brien, Mariette Himes Gomez, Alexa Hampton, and Atlantan Suzanne Kasler all have created collections for the company.

I am an avid label watcher and nothing is better than the Hickory Chair label when buying quality upholstered furniture worthy of refurbishing.  I have had quite a few pieces in MY collections and hope to continue to find many more!
Hickory Chair - James River Collection (sold)

Hickory Chair Armless Chairs

Hickory Chair Vintage Club Chairs (sold)

Hickory Chair Sheridan Settee and French Chair (sold)

1 comment:

  1. You, seem to have great passion for Chair, that are unique and styish, while being comfortable at the same time.