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History comes alive in the American Classic Reproductions collection

by Tom Grimes

It is almost universally acknowledged that the skilled artisans of yesteryear are responsible for some of the finest examples of furniture we have today. It should be no surprise, then, that there is a great deal of interest in preserving the furniture-making traditions of our forefathers. Fine purveyors of Amish handcrafted furniture certainly agree, and this is nowhere better evidenced than in their American Classic Reproductions collection.

These pieces are made using the same techniques developed by woodworkers of yore, utilizing three different woods and emphasizing deep carved seats and a traditional hand-wedging technique.

One need only look at the dignified elegance of the Pennsylvania writing chair to see the skill and care that goes into the construction of each piece of Amish furniture. Ornamentation is kept to a minimum, though gentle flourishes at termination points draw the eye and attract viewers with their siren songs of comfort.

If you consider yourself a bit of a history buff, you'll be absolutely delighted with the wonderful work that has gone into the American Classic Reproductions collection.



1/18/2017 2:52:12 AM