Set of Four American “Hitchcock” Chairs

£1,680

Height 87cm (34 1/2 inches)
Width 45cm (17 3/4 inches)
American. 19th Century

Lambert Hitchcock

The concept for mass producing quality wood furniture was spawned in 1818 by a man named Lambert Hitchcock. Hitchcock was a master woodworker who got the idea for mass production from clock makers of the time that produced the interchangeable parts for clocks. His operation started in a small town in Connecticut, where Hitchcock began making chair parts from maple, birch and oak. Instead of carving or inlaying the designs, Hitchcock used a stencilling technique to embellish the dark finishes on the chair parts.

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