Lyon, Irving Whitall, 1840-1896. / The colonial furniture of New England
Chapter V. Chairs., pp. -188 ff.
180 CHAIRS and sells all sorts of Windsor Chairs in the neatest manner, and on the lowest terms. From the great demand for this kind of manufacture in this State, and the encouragement promised him by a number of Gentlemen in this vicinity, he flatters himself with the prospect of a large run of business, and promises every attention to deserve the favours of the Public." In the "Courant," June 25, 1787, he "informs the public, that he continues to make Windsor Chairs, in the best manner, at his House a little north of the State House in Hartford - Those Ladies or Gentle- men who will please to favor him with their Custom, may depend on having their work done in the gen- teelest manner, and on as reasonable terms for pay in hand, as in New-York." Mr. Stackhouse returned to New York about 1795. In " The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecti- cut Magazine," February 22, 1787, under a cut of a Windsor chair, "Alpheus Hews, from New-Jersey, begs leave to inform his friends and the public in general that he carries on the business of Windsor Chair Making in Chapel St. in New Haven, where may be had any Number of Windsor Settees, and Garden Chairs, made in the neatest manner and dif- ferent fashions, also some very convenient for Chil- dren." In "The United States Chronicle," Providence, R. I., July 19, 1787, Daniel Lawrence "informs the respectable Public, that he carries on the chairmak-
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