RARE SOLID AMERICAN CHESTNUT PIECES OFFERED AS PART OF NEW VINTAGE ACCENTS DEBUT
Heritage of reclaimed antique wood celebrated in new designs
The American chestnut tree was, for much of our country’s history, the quintessential hardwood species in the vast woodlands of the eastern United States. It was a building block in growing rural economies as it was ideal for railroad ties, barn and home construction, and even for fine furniture-making. In the early 20th century a lethal fungus—chestnut blight—swept through the American chestnut stand of nearly 4 billion trees, or fully one-quarter of the hardwood population in the eastern range. Because of the lack of availability, reclaimed American chestnut lumber, most often from dismantled heritage buildings, is highly prized. Kincaid is pleased to offer five new pieces in reclaimed American chestnut.
New for October Market
Reclaimed wormy American chestnut carved to imitate a four-panel door creates a beautiful headboard for the bed dubbed the Old Door Bed. Dark streaks caused from eroding nails and worm holes infuse the wood with an historical narrative befitting generations-old lumber. Made in the USA.
A larger-scaled piece, the Wash Stand, is an adaptable accent for any room. The wormy chestnut wood is covered in a clear finish to highlight the natural beauty of this sought-after species.