The upholstered sofas, chairs, case goods, and ottomans made by the Old Hickory Tannery come in a wide range of traditional and transitional designs that mix easily with classic and contemporary pieces. This family-owned, North Carolina-based company specializes in what it calls "antique furniture of the future" – in short, its pieces are built to last. Skilled craftsmen oversee every step of the process (the average Old Hickory Tannery employee has 18 years of experience), and the resulting items are solid to the core, with quality details like all-hardwood frames and eight-way, hand-tied springs.
Get a leg up with these multipurpose ottomans that can do triple-duty as seats, footrests or occasional tables. The pieces’ production is a hands-on project, with skilled craftsmen manually constructing the hardwood frames and tying down the metal springs while seamstresses sew and fit the upholstery. Shop the sale for zebra and jacquard patterns, or opt for solids in twill and suede.
Traditional style needn’t be stuffy: That’s apparent when you glance at the sofas and chairs produced by Old Hickory Tannery. Handmade in North Carolina, each item is the product of artisanal woodworking skills (and possesses lasting quality). This sale offers a variety of styles — everything from classic Chesterfield sofas to modern swivel armchairs. Also on offer are comfy recliners from Modern Milano and Motion Craft, as well as Wesley Hall's "Touchdown" leather chair and oversize ottoman.
Old Hickory Tannery may be one of North Carolina's oldest furniture houses, but its furnishings have plenty of verve. We love the dramatic options, like a grouping of settees finished in ebony-painted wood and topped with cherry-red velvet cushions, or the red-framed zebra-print chair and ottoman. Many come in fabrications that are exclusive to Gilt. And Pearson's chairs, from French bergere-style loungers to clean-lined, contemporary arm chairs, are perfect complements and counterpoints.
With the Games upon us, we’re reminded of how much we love London for so many reasons — not the least of which is its classic-yet-dandy design sensibility. Here, we’ve got everything from furnishings (from an elegantly simple gray-wool club chair to benches and sofas emblazoned with the Union Jack) to whimsical accents (who doesn’t need a “British Invasion Dust Pan”)? You’ll also find lighting, rugs, and some oh-so-British nibbles like sticky toffee pudding.