Set 6 Chairs from Marjorie Merriweather Post ADK Camp

$850.00 Regular Price
$680.00Sale Price
  • Product Info

    From Camp Topridge, summer home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, a matched set of 6 painted dining room side chairs.  They originally were part of a huge set of about 30 dining room chairs, along with a huge table, a huge sideboard and a huge cupboard.  Custom ordered by Ms. Post for use in one of the 68 buildings at her Great Camp, about 12 miles from Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks of NYS.  **On Sale

     

    Each chair is painted and the surfaces are all very good.  The reason we love these chairs, however, is the fabric used to upholster their seats.  The seats are covered in beautiful crewel work on fine, sturdy linen or linen mix.  They are in lovely condition. 

     

    A note on Topridge: Marjorie Merriweather Post purchased the camp, set on 207 acres in the Adirondacks, in 1920.  She saw to the expansion and renovation of the camp in 1923.  Ms. Post was the daughter of C. W. Post and her family founded General Foods.   Topridge eventually hosted 68 buildings, including a main lodge and private cabins for guests. Each cabin had its own butler.  Topridge was the largest of the Adirondack Great Camps and is considered by many as the most opulently furnished.