My chairs are inspired and influenced by the tradition of American Windsor Chairmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Small rural chair shops of New England, the Hudson Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania produced beautiful chairs, stylistically varied, yet grounded in comfort and practicality. That so many of these chairs have survived and are still in use two hundred plus years later is testament to the brilliant engineering and careful craftmanship of the makers.
I construct my chairs as the originals were using the same woods and many of the same tools. All bent parts are riven from locally harvested logs. Spindles are shaved or turned depending on the chairs design. Turning is done by hand as is all carving of seats and crests.
I am not limited to the chairs pictured here and enjoy the challenge of matching an existing antique you may own or working with you to create a unique design.