Conceived in 1972, Willard Black created Old Hickory Tannery with the intent of fashioning his furniture designs into functional works of art, using only the finest quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship, by creating pieces that feel both timeless and completely unique. Scouring back alleys, attics and flea markets in America, Europe, and all reaches of the globe for inspiration, each Old Hickory Tannery design blends enduring style with fashion-forward materials and innovative engineering to create heirlooms of the future. Individually handmade by a team of skilled American artisans, exquisite leathers and complex fabrics adorn the resilient frames of each piece for a luxurious, high-end look and comfort that is designed to be enjoyed for generations.
From handsome leather Chesterfield sofas, dramatic Queen Anne inspired accent chairs, playful tete-a-tete silhouettes and distinguished club chairs, these designs draw inspiration from all time periods and styles and enlighten them with fresh, fabulous materials. Look closer and you will find each piece enhanced with luxuriously discriminating details, from the graceful carved wood legs and hand-applied nail head trim to the deep, button-tufted cushions and inspired choices in color and fabric. Each of these finishing touches transform the pieces into true works of art.