The Chair Man and The Tea Lady started as a business in 1993. Jeffrey (The
Chair Man) and Linda (The Tea Lady) work as a team to bring smiles to our
Jeffrey has a special talent for bringing chairs with natural seats - hand
cane, pressed cane, natural rush, paper rush, binder cane, splint, and even
shaker tape - back to life so that another generation can enjoy the beauty
of items made (often times) long ago.
While displaying completed chairs (as well as porcelain (mostly teapots and
teacups), pottery (specialize in Hall teapots) and glassware) at antique
shows around the New England area, we also have many chairs at our business
that are either ready for purchase or need to have their seats completed so
that they can join your home.
Everyone seems to have a chair - sometimes it's a family heirloom, other
times part of a set - that needs to have work done to make it usable again.
Jeffrey Grossman (The Chair Man - of The Chair Man and The Tea Lady) is a
perfectionist who can re-do (almost) any natural seat - hand cane, pressed
cane, natural rush, paper rush, binder cane, splint, and even shaker tape.
He takes a lot of pride in his work and enjoys the fact that he has many
customers who come back for additional work on other pieces of furniture.
Often times, the joints of a chair just need to be re-glued to make it
sturdy again - this is the place to come!
Customers are welcomed to call for an appointment to drop off their chairs
7 days a week. Please note that there is often a 2-4 month backlog of work
'on the list', so items are completed in the order that they are received.
Professional Restorer, Owner:
The Chair Man and The Tea Lady
20 Arch Street
Abington, MA 02351