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Loring Cushing Hingham Mass Chair #201-04

Status: Available Price: $395.00
Description:
Oh so rare and wonderful Americana, early ladderback chair made in Hingham, Massachusetts, by one of the foremost Hingham craftsmen, Loring Hersey Cushing. And best of all, Loring Cushing's original label is on the bottom of the chair including his address in Hingham. Working during the turn of the century (1900) when Hingham's Arts and Crafts Society was formed, of which he was a member, he had his own workshop at his home creating splendid doll's furniture and this is one of his rare examples. The chair is 9" high, 3 1/4" deep. The rope seating his hand done and the finish of the wood is dark mahogany. Condition is wonderful. If you check my page listed at the top left entitled Articles and News from The Doll Works, you will see a list of articles I had written over 6 years ago for Antique Doll Collector Magazine including a 3-part article of the Hingham Craftsmen one of which featured Loring Hersey Cushing. Examples of this type of chair were illustrated in my article. After my research and articles about the Hingham Craftsmen were published, there was an intensified increase in the interest of collectors about the work of the Hingham Craftsmen. About 2 years ago, the Hingham Craftsmen, including Loring H. Cushing, were featured in an exciting exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village in conjunction with the release of the well-received book, Bucket Town by Derin Bray fully documenting a large number of Hingham Craftsmen--Loring Cushing's work is discussed and illustrated on page 131. Some of our Hingham pieces were featured in both the exhibit and the book. This chair is the perfect size for a cabinet-sized doll or a larger scale dollhouse.

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