Duckloe Furniture in Museums
May 18th is National Museum Day! Although Museums are not currently open, you can enjoy museum quality pieces in your own home. Duckloe Brothers has been involved with providing museums with reproductions of Windsor Chairs for decades.
In June 1955, Duckloe Brothers gifted a Gentleman's Arm Chair, Model 138 to the National Park Service in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Chair was given to the Eisenhower National Historic Site as it was a replica of a chair Mamie Eisenhower owned.
Duckloe at Independence Hall
To mark the United States' Bicentennial In 1976 Duckloe Brothers was selected to reproduce a chair and a bench from Independence Hall to be sold in their Museum Shop. We still produce the Chief Justice Chair and Bishop White Settee today.
Duckloe at the Smithsonian In 1984 Fred Sr. and Fred Jr. travelled to Washington, DC to work with the Smithsonian Institution to select a chair to sell in the Smithsonian Catalog. The 1780 Loop Back Armchair (below right) was selected for its comfort, style and versatility.
Duckloe in New England In 1986, The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now known as Historic New England) requested the reproduction of the Carr Rhode Island Windsor Chair and the Austin Family Windsor Chair to be included in their museum shops.