Our fine furniture is made in West Chester, PA a short drive from Philadelphia. Philadelphia and the surrounding areas have a rich woodworking history. The first documented woodworker in the city was Christopher Witt, who arrived in 1694. Witt was a joiner, meaning that he worked with wood to create furniture, cabinets, and other objects. He was one of the first craftsmen in the city to specialize in this trade.
Philadelphia soon became a center of woodworking in the United States. This was in part due to the city’s proximity to the forests of eastern Pennsylvania. Woodworkers in Philadelphia were able to obtain high-quality timber from these forests, which allowed them to create high-quality furniture and other objects.
The most famous woodworker in Philadelphia history is probably Robert Morris. Morris was a furniture maker who worked in the late 18th century and early 19th century. He is best known for his furniture designs, which were highly ornate and often featured intricate details. Many of Morris’ pieces are still in existence today and are considered to be some of the finest examples of American furniture crafting.
Blackburn Furniture is located in West Chester a borough located in historic Delaware County, PA. The borough is home to many historic sites and buildings, including the county courthouse and the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Reproductions of the finest American furniture, and architectural millwork. We also design custom pieces to fit our clients needs. Located in West Chester, PA
Blackburn Furniture Makers | Fine Furniture & Woodturning