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Y One-slat counter stool by Lyle Wheeler, Millers Creek, NC. Red oak, woven cotton. 171/2 W. x 15 D. x 32 H.

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Adjustable rocking chair by Robert Erickson, Nevada City, CA. Maple, chakte kok, leather. 28 W. x 41 D. x 42 H.

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Like a master carpenter who embellishes a stairway with deftly made balusters and railing details, chairmakers strive to integrate the requirements of function (strength and comfort) with those of artistic appeal. Here are some examples of the chairmaker's art.

Twig arm chair by Greg Harkins, Vaughan, MS. Peeled hickory, hickory bark. 19 W. x 16 D. x 42 H.

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"Arched-Top Chair" by Geoffry Noden, Trenton, Nj.

Walnut, pan amirillo, poplar, moose antler. 23 W. x 20 D. x 54 H.

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A "Kanji Chair" by Bayley Wharton, Raleigh, NC. Curly maple, purpleheart, ebony. 20 W. x 19 D. x 44 H.

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A "Joshua Humphreys' Queen Anne Arm Chair" by Robert Whitley, New Hope, PA. Walnut, pine. 311/2 W. x 23 D. x 451/2 H.

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Greene and Greene-style chair ► by Thomas Starbuck Stockton, Petaluma, CA. Mahogany, ebony, oak, pear, mother-of-

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