Re: Quality of Hickory Chair Dining Room Set
I can't tell from general photos like that but will tell you a story....
In the 80's and 90's Hickory Chair was a 'hot' line. I wanted it badly for my store and bugged the Rep. for it constantly, but a large area store named Mastercraft had a lock on the line so I couldn't get it. Mastercraft went belly-up in 2006 and suddenly I could get any of their lines they had exclusives on. I picked up Hancock and Moore immediately and the Hickory Chair rep was more than happy to sell it to me. Before I jumped in with both feet, I decided to go scouting and look the line over closely at a competitor's showroom. The Hickory Chair I saw in 2006 was not the same product they made in the 80's and 90's. it has cheapened up A LOT and hand numerous build flaws evident. I told the Rep that and he admitted they don't 'build them like they used to'. I haven't seen anything coming from Hickory Chair since that would alter my opinion of their build quality.
$ 7K for a table and (6) chairs is not a lot of money. When we do a handmade, properly made unit like that the chairs are $ 1,500 each and the table about $ 6,000. So at $ 7K I'm not expecting top in category by a long shot, but I'd have to do a hands-on exam to really see how its put together.
Straight answers from thirty years in the business.
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