Rug and other items in photo are not included. Prior to shipping or local pickup, buyers may cancel an order for any reason. Detailed stencils painted with metallic colors like red, gold, blue and white can be found on the back and sides of the chairs. I do like what you did with it - and if that Hitchcock Chair wasn't in such nice condition I wouldn't say this - never, never do that to a Hitchcock Chair - they are no longer produced and are very expensive in that condition. But the quintessential Hitchcock chair was basically a piece with the characteristic rectilinear silhouette, round legs, and Neoclassical motifs updated with American Empire touches, such as a sloped back and curved back rail not unlike its contemporary, the revived.
The factory produced about 50 chairs daily and used a variety of woods including maple, beech, and birch. Thousands of designs were created, and in later years, the company offered limited editions, including a series depicting tall ships, the Bicentennial and college insignia. The Hitchcock chair furniture style fell out of favor around 1860, at the start of the Civil War. Some of Lambert's original designs are still in use, although many designs have been introduced over the years. The Bachelor's Chair is one of the neatest mulit-purpose furniture pieces I've seen. The early chairs had black or dark green backgrounds, though the current incarnation of the company produces other colors as well. It was during the 1820's, a time when sawmills buzzed in Connecticut river towns.
Everyone knows what a Hitchcock chair is, right? Yes it will go up in value if it is done professionally and correctly. His output eventually became so great that he expanded his market to the South, shipping great quantities of chair parts to Charleston, S. The settlement was little more than an accumulation of log cabins and a sawmill, but Hitchcock saw promise there and went to work in the sawmill owned by some family acquaintances. In the spring of 2010, Rick and his business partner, Gary Hath, purchased the Hitchcock name, plans, and artwork. Most notable is the famous Hitchcock chair, the invention of an aspiring woodworker named Lambert Hitchcock. Cheney made high style Federal Period furniture such hand-painted fancy chairs for wealthy customers including the prominent Connecticut lawyer,. Anyone can sign a chair, and if it is signed, does that mean it is old? They are the small, rickety chairs with the rush or cane seats, usually painted black with a lot of leaves and flowers and fruit painted all over.
Business continued to boom and in 1825 Hitchcock expanded, building a three-story brick factory that facilitated increased production and provided much-needed storage space for the growing stacks of assembled chairs. In 1950, the chairs sold for 39. While not all chairs from this period had the oddity, many did. The company plans to offer a Signature Series of limited-edition chairs featuring Christmas, Thanksgiving, Major League Baseball and university motifs, he said. His business was so successful he had to hire extra help.
Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingIns A stenciled design can perk up nearly any piece of furniture. We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles Please e-mail for a delivery estimate with your location and particulars. The past few months have been busy. The end product had a fresh, gleaming quality that appealed to consumers of the day. Although Swenson and his partner are dabbling in some minor modifications to the original chairs and other furniture, their products will remain true to the original pieces. Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need Light grade sandpaper Stencil Straightedge and pencil Painter's tape Stencil brush Acrylic paint Select the stencil that appeals to you from online retailers or at your local craft store. · The rounded stiles are flattened on the front to hold more decorative stenciling.
The Hitchcock factory closed in 1866 because of problems caused by the high cost of transporting the finished pieces to stores. They simply had to have a Hitchcock chair. · The back is nicely flaired. We sincerely hope you'll also see something of yourself. You can still buy a chair that matches something you bought 50 years ago. Any help would be great! This chair style takes its name from its creator, Lambert Hitchcock 1795-1852. For more information, please call us at 860-738-9958.
One chair has a split seat. But I can still sit on the chairs for practical daily use and see most of the original stencil design. His sales pitch worked equally well as far away as St. Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need Hitchcock chair Look at how your chair is painted. But he still had the dream of producing complete, finished chairs.
Most of the chairs were painted black or dark green and were decorated by a process using stencils and rubbing a bronzing powder into a tacky finish coat. He hired former Hitchcock employees to strip the old finishes, replace broken spindles and legs, and touch up the stenciling. Pin striping was done with paint, though never in gold. Four years later, two men, Rick Swenson and Gary Hath, purchased the company name and began making the classic Hitchcock pieces again. Recreating the Hitchcock-style of stenciling on furniture pieces will require a steady hand, concentration and attention to detail. In 1818, Lambert Hitchcock founded an innovative chair company in the northwestern hills of Connecticut, where he produced his beautiful hand stenciled furniture.