NICHOLS & STONEGARDNER, MA CAPTAIN'S ARM CHAIR #805-1004A APPROX. 34" TALL, 20.75" WIDE, 20" SEAT DEPTH DATED 1997 APPLIED GOLD DECAL; "FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON 1914" EAGLE & SHIELD BLACK WITH CHERRY STAIN ARMS SPECK OF WEAR, NO DAMAGE, SOLID, HIGH QUALITY CHAIR I AM TOLD BY MY CLIENT THAT THIS WAS PRESENTED TO A RETIRING BOSTON FED. RESERVE BANK EMPLOYEE. THIS IS A SPECIAL PIECE DON'T MISS OUT DO YOUR SEARCHES, THIS RETAILS FOR $400+. SEE PICS 'It seems that since the first Nichols set foot into the New World, they've been producing fine quality chairs and passing on that skill to the next generation. As early as 1762, t was a Nichols Brothers Chair Manufactory in Westminster, Massachusetts, which was worked by bewhiskered Nichols too numerous to mention. As the country grew, the Nichols' chair business grew, too.
By 1857, it was already an established company that became the benchmark in craftsmanship. At the turn of the century, the business was moved to neighboring Gardner, Massachusetts to gain easier access to the railway. The second of two fires leveled the plant, but adversity was turned into opportunity. An updated brick factory was opened in 1907 by Charles Nichols, with ... read more