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Adirondack Chairs

The Adirondack Chair or Deck Chair is the typical American garden chair. His origin dates back to the year 1903 when Thomas Lee, owner of the Westport Mountain Spring, built the first piece for his summer hous ine Westport, New York State.

His first chairs were made of 11 pieces of one pinetree board and it took him a long time to construct the perfect chair. One of his preliminary products he gave to his friend Harry Bunnell, a carpenter of Westport, who was looking for something to do for the coming winter. 

Bunnell saw the potential of that chair and the possibility to sell it to the summer visitors of Westport and had it patented in 1904. For 20 years he built "Westport Chairs", made of Hemlock spruce, and coloured it in green and dark brown. He signed every model he made. Chairs that were sold at that time for 4 USD are sold to collectors for up to 3.000 USD.