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Signed Old Hickory Arm Chairs, Set of Four

$6,895

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Signed old hickory arm chairs in amazing old surface in fantastic condition. These chairs have such an amazing undisturbed surface and are signed on the lower back legs: Old Hickory Furniture Company, Martinsville, Indiana. Some have the little buttons from where they were made. These chairs are in very sturdy condition.

Details

  • Creator
    Old Hickory Furniture Company (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Adirondack (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1925-1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Great used condition.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Early 20Thc Original Surface Old Hickory Arm Chairs - 41stDibs: LU797124533722

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About the Maker

Old Hickory Furniture Company

In the early 1890s, before his Old Hickory Furniture Company was formally incorporated, Billy Richardson was selling handmade rocking chairs in the town square of Martinsville, Indiana. His designs used hickory saplings that were the perfect combination of pliable and durable, making them ideal for creating graceful, comfortable and long-lasting furniture. This style of “twig furniture” or “rustic furniture” had become popular with the romanticization of escaping to nature in the 19th century, particularly in the Appalachian Mountains.Reportedly, a young Richardson and his father crafted seating for president Andrew Jackson, nicknamed “Old Hickory,” for use at his Tennessee home, the Hermitage. By the end of the 19th century, Billy Richardson’s furniture had attracted such a fan base that he joined forces with other craftspeople in the area and they convened to work in an empty church, producing hickory sapling furniture full-time. Old Hickory was officially founded in 1899 and began shipping its signature hickory sapling seating and tables across the country.Some of the company’s earliest customers were America’s National Parks, where Old Hickory’s homespun style of wooden furniture fit right in and turned out to be a sound investment. At Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn and Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald Lodge, the Old Hickory seating purchased in the early 1900s remains in use to this day.That’s not to say the company hasn’t adapted over its century-plus lifetime. A look at Old Hickory’s archive is something of a trip through American furniture styles of the past century. There are knotted designs from the 1930s, chaises made of wicker (a versatile and long-lasting natural material) that recall early-20th-century resort style and Mission-style sets reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement.In the 1940s, Old Hickory tapped designer Russel Wright to lend his eye to the brand. Wright’s streamlined designs married Old Hickory’s rustic sensibility with a modern aesthetic. After closing in 1978, the company underwent two acquisitions and was moved from Martinsville to Shelbyville, Indiana, where it now operates. Today, Old Hickory continues to offer an array of furniture and home accessories, primarily in the widely loved style with which it began.Find a range of Old Hickory Furniture Company armchairs, tables and other items for sale on 1stDibs.
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