Piece of the Day - an American classic
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863
In honor of July 4th our Piece of the Day for the holiday weekend is a true American classic, the Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair. This piece is a testament to the premise that as often as things change, much remains the same: good design never grows old or useless (just think of the paper clip). Well-made objects crafted with a clarity of purpose are never out of date.
As our "signature" piece, the Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair remains a unique, trademarked Moser design. This modern interpretation of the Windsor chair demands a full mastery of craftsmanship skills.
To form the arms, eleven 1/10" knife-cut slices of the same tree, called a flitch, are laminated together. Then each continuous arm is meticulously rasped, filed and sanded to a perfect smoothness.
This painstaking process yields a curved element far stronger than steam-bending can produce. Strong, flexible northern ash spindles and legs are attached to the arm and the sculpted cherry seat, with wedged tenons for exceptional strength. Discreet knee braces eliminate the need for stretchers to support the legs.
Tom Moser has often said that only in America could his life’s journey have touched (and been touched by) so many people and places. So during this week of July 4th let’s all take stock in our independence and remember those who have sacrificed in freedom’s name.