Recently I restored three chairs made by the Heywood and Morrill Rattan Company of Chicago, Illinois. All three chairs were made of Oak around 1900 give or take a few years. The chairs were what is known as "pressed back chairs" due to the nature of how the backs are decorated. For a closer look at the process of how these chairs are made, You can read an earlier post I wrote on another similar chair. here is the link:
For information on the Heywood and Morrill Chair company, here are a few links:
This second link requires a little scrolling to find the history of this particular furniture company:
this last link is to Flickr and shows some great images of the old Heywood chair factories. There is one particular image of a man standing next to a truck load of rattan chairs that I love:
Below is a photo of the remains of one of the labels on the bottom of the seat that led me to identifying these chairs.
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