The Hitchcock Chair;The Story Of A Connecticut Yankee L. Hitchcock Of Hitchcocks Ville And An Account Of The Restoration Of His 19th Century Manufactory by John Tarrant Kenney
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Hitchcock chairs are a favorite collector's item for antique furniture enthusiasts who love the look of traditional nineteenth century American furniture. Even though they were among the first home furnishings to be mass produced, these chairs are well known for the attention to detail that went into producing chairs with a handcrafted, custom look. The concept for mass producing quality wood furniture was spawned in 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.
Lambert Hitchcock May 28, , Cheshire, Connecticut — was an American furniture manufacturer,  famous for designing and mass-producing the Hitchcock chair. In , he opened a furniture factory in Riverton, Connecticut , then called Hitchcocksville. The factory at first made chair parts. Soon Hitchcock, influenced by Connecticut clockmaker Eli Terry , began mass-producing simple, affordable chairs. Instead of painting designs on the backs, he used the relatively new and easier technique of stenciling. By the late s, the Hitchcock Chair Company was producing over 15, chairs a year.
Here's how you can tell if your Hitchcock chair (small, rickety chair, perhaps painted black, with leaves and flowers and fruit painted all over) is.
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They simply had to have a Hitchcock chair. They were an affordable offspring of the gilt and lacquered chairs then being imported from Europe. He was born in Cheshire, Conn. Cheney made high style Federal Period furniture such hand-painted fancy chairs for wealthy customers including the prominent Connecticut lawyer, Tapping Reeve. Hitchcock moved to northwest Connecticut in when he was 23 and found a spot he thought was ideal on the Farmington River in Barkhamsted. It had plenty of hardwood, a sawmill and water power.