This cherry six-stick comb-back chair features some new elements that I’ve been experimenting with during the last six months, including hexagonal legs, a mitered arm bow and splayed back sticks. This particular example is set up as a chair for dining or working at a desk, with a fairly upright back at 11° off the seat.
The back is not a simple arc. Instead, it is two arcs that terminate in a flat at the back of the chair. As a result, I think this chair is particularly comfortable.
The seat is 16-1/2” off the floor, so it is ideal for all sitters. The lumbar support is there, but it has been tempered for sitters who aren’t crazy about lots of lumbar support.
Like all my chairs, this one is assembled with hide glue and wedges. So it will be easy to repair by future generations. The finish is a homemade mix of linseed oil and beeswax and is completely safe – and also easy to renew or repair in the future.
The cherry is from the Ohio River Valley and was split and sawn to provide dead-straight grain on the sticks, stretchers and legs.
This chair is being sold via a random drawing. The chair is $1,400 plus domestic shipping. (sorry but the chair cannot be shipped outside the U.S.) If you wish to buy the chair, send an email to email@example.com before 5 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 2. In the email please use the subject line “Chair Sale” and include your:
- First name and last name
- U.S. shipping address
- Daytime phone number (this is for the trucking quote only)
After all the emails have arrived on March 2, we will pick a winner that evening via a random drawing.
If you are the “winner,” the chair can be picked up at our storefront for free. Or we can ship it to you via common carrier. The crate is included in the price of the chair. Shipping a chair usually costs between $150 and $250, depending on your location.
— Christopher Schwarz