Owen Suter's Fine Furniture
The Patrick Henry Corner Chair is an exact replica of a circa 1765-1785 chair belonging to the fiery Commonwealth orator that now sits in the Governor’s Palace in historic Colonial Williamsburg. Owen Suter III—the sixth generation of his family to produce furniture in Virginia—says the most difficult part of the process, done in partnership with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, was matching the replica exactly to the original chair; Suter discovered that the two armrest supports were in fact of slightly different sizes. Open on two of its four sides, the black walnut chair allows the occupant to face in either of two directions in the leather seat, with an armrest on just one side. This design allowed colonial men to sit without having to remove the swords hanging from their waists—convenient when you need to suddenly leap to your feet and shout, “Give me liberty or give me death!”
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Fern and Roby, Richmond
Monolith Studios, Charlottesville (category winner)
Huger Embroidery, Richmond
Duvall Designs, Millwood
Owen Suter's Fine Furniture, Richmond
Shockoe Atelier, Richmond (category winner)
Rockbridge Guitar Company, Charlottesville
Melissa Lew Jewelry, South Riding
North End Bag Co., Virginia Beach
Belle Isle Craft Spirits, Richmond (category winner)
Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison
Texas Beach, Richmond
LUMI Juice, Charlottesville
Brown Dog Handcrafted Premium Ice Cream, Cape Charles (category winner)
S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Surry
Swover Creek Farms, Edinburg
Pennacook Peppers, Virginia Beach
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