Generations of craftsmen, perfecting techniques of construction and finish.
In 1762 – when Sir Francis Bernard was Governor of Massachusetts and George III our sovereign king, bewhiskered Nichols, too numerous to name, ran the Nichols Brothers Chair Manufactory in Westminster, Massachusetts.
As the country grew and prospered, so did the Nichols' chair business. In 1894 Charles Nichols bought out his brother Marcus, and began a partnership with Reuben S. Stone, creating Nichols & Stone. The company moved to Gardner, Massachusetts, known as “Chair City” in New England”.
In 2008, L. & J.G. Stickley of Manlius, New York, purchased Nichols & Stone, the tradition continues.