We built our first new home in 1968 at Milford Lake in Kansas. Some new pieces of furniture were needed and a dining table was the first order of business. We entertained a lot and wanted a table and chairs big enough to do the job and sturdy enough to last. We had no idea “sturdy enough to last” would mean until the end. We bought a maple Tell City set, which was a big deal at the time.
When I started to write this I decided to do a quick check on the company and found a fun bit of trivia. Jacqueline Kennedy saw some of their chairs at Saks Fifth Avenue in NY City, liked them, and ordered 425 for the ballroom at the White House. Hers were fancy, so different from our Early American-style maple Continue reading