made in america: continuous wood arm chair

I was thrilled to read an article in the July 2011 issue of Woman's Day magazine titled "Made in America".

Woman's Day, July 2011, p25

I'm always fond of and encouraged by shops and owners that benefit our country's economy through setting manufacturing shops on our homeland. It's definitely hard competition out there in comparison to the cheap labor on international soil. With recent economic issues, and trade deficits between our country and others, it may be the time to put the focus back on America and its roots as the industrial maker of the times.

So in honor of our country and the upcoming Independence Day celebration, I will post interesting items made in the U.S.A.  And to start it off, I will always think of the classic continuous wood arm chair with spindle-back. The classic one we've seen is the one by Thomas Moser. Thos Moser has their manufacturing shop in Maine and has been around since 1972, and it's still going strong. You might recognize their Thos Moser Continuous Arm Chair, which is their signature piece. It retails for about $1325-$1450, depending on the finish.

Thos Moser Signature Continuous Arm Chair

There are many other similar pieces, also manufactured in the USA that also has good craftsmanship, and at a reasonable price-point too. The following are alternatives that may also give your space the rustic look you are looking for:

Left: Broyhill Attic Heirlooms Rustic Oak Windsor Arm Chair, $200 - $425
Right: Restoration Hardware Windsor Armchair, $199 - $229

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