History of Tappan Chairs this Sunday

Adam Nudd-Homeyer is the latest steward of Tappan Chairs. (Photo courtesy of Sean Hurley and NHPR)

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library for a talk on locally made Tappan Chairs by master chairmaker and business owner Adam Nudd-Homeyer on Sunday evening September 30th at 7 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.

With a classic New England ladder-back style, Tappan Chairs have survived as a small niche industry in Sandwich, NH since 1819. In the nearly two centuries since the first chair was produced, rail lines have come and gone, mass furniture production in New England has boomed and crashed, and the global marketplace has challenged all levels of manufacturing and marketing. With the continued use of a medley of vintage equipment spanning back to its earliest days, Tappan Chairs has worked to secure its foothold in the 21st century.

The seventh and latest in this nearly two hundred year-old dynasty of stewards, Adam Nudd-Homeyer has taken ownership of the title “Tappan Chairmaker” for this current age. Immersing himself in a study of the story and build of these singular chairs, he offers to the modern world what this brand has become, both in elegant style and historic story: a line of fine furniture.

This lecture is free and open to the public, although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset presenter expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.