Still River Antiques is the restoration and used furniture resale division of The Hitchcock Chair Co.. We are the only authorized restorer of Hitchcock furniture. We operate out of the Hitchcock Factory in Riverton, using the same equipment, materials, and parts as the new furniture, and have full access to Hitchcock’s library of stencils and trademarks.

In addition to restoration services we also resell used Hitchcock furniture and restore classic Hitchcock pieces for resale. Restoration gives you the opportunity to find pieces from throughout the decades of production that Hitchcock was in operation. All restored pieces are brought to as close to factory quality as possible, and carry the same 1 year warranty on parts and manufacturing as the new pieces.

While we specialize in Hitchcock, our team of trained craftsmen also perform restoration services on non-Hitchcock pieces.


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  1. richard brown November 14, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Dear Sir; I have a hichcock stickback arm chair that the legs have broken. I would like to have it repaired . please let me know what you require for me to have it repaired. Thank you


    • stillriverantiques December 7, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      Hi Richard. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner – we were having some trouble with the website.
      The best way to get your piece repaired is if you can bring it into our store in Riverton. We can evaluate there and give you the best option for repair.
      Otherwise, I would advise emailing a picture of the chair and damaged area along with your contact info to restoration@hitchcockchair.com and we can try and find an option that will work for you.


  2. K Gauthier June 6, 2020 / 11:54 am

    Writing to ask best way to gently clean Hitchcock furniture?
    Thank you


    • stillriverantiques August 26, 2020 / 6:37 pm

      Best way to do basic cleaning is dish soap and a damp rag. As long as you clean off the soap and dry the chair it won’t harm the finish, and that should remove any oils on the piece. You can maintain our finish using Guardsman Clean and Polish Furniture Cream.


  3. Helen Haneef August 21, 2020 / 4:01 pm

    I have 4 Hitchcock side chairs that are approximately 30 years old. They need to be repainted. Other than that, they are in good shape. I live in Massachusetts. Do I need to bring them down to you to get an estimate?


  4. Bonnie Beland August 22, 2020 / 11:09 am

    Do you sell the stencils or know where I could purchase them?


    • stillriverantiques August 26, 2020 / 6:35 pm

      Hi Bonnie, we don’t let the stencils leave our production facility. Their our signature trademark, so we hold on to them pretty tight.


  5. Lyle KIMBRELL October 2, 2020 / 4:36 pm

    I have 2 chairs that are both marked a “Kling Turtleback Hitchcock Chair”. This does not seem to be original given what most sites say about the makers marks from the original Or subsequent Production companies. Any ideas what these are?

    Also, one chair broke today. Both right side dowels broke. I live in the DC area. Should I send to you for repair or find local repair?


    • stillriverantiques October 5, 2020 / 5:28 pm

      Hi Lyle,

      My guess would be they are exactly what it says. Kling was a company making furniture in the first half of the 20th century, and many companies at that time (e.g. Ethan Allen) were making a “Hitchcock” chair using the term as a style rather than a brand. Yours are likely the Kling Furniture reproduction of the 19th century Hitchcock Turtlebacks.
      If all you need replaced is side stretchers I would look for someone local. Since it’s a Kling and not a Hitchcock piece I’m at no more advantage than any other shop on sourcing the parts.


  6. Marty Krusniak September 24, 2021 / 10:07 pm

    Good Evening… my mother’s husband has come in to possession of 16 Hitchcock furniture knobs. He would like to sell them. Any advice?


    • stillriverantiques September 27, 2021 / 1:27 pm

      Hi Marty Best bet is online, but where will depend on how far afield you’re looking to reach. We generally stick to the retail used market, so the private seller side is not something I’ve got a tremendous handle on.


  7. Dale Stauffer October 14, 2021 / 12:00 am

    I have 4 1980 Christmas chairs. They are white. They have yellowed. Cleaning removes the varnish. I have read that this is due to the tupe of finish used then. My wife believes it is from smoking. Do I need to send pictures? There is some paint removed near the bottom of the legs. Should I repair or sell as is?
    Thanks in advance


    • stillriverantiques November 19, 2021 / 8:28 pm

      Hi Dale,
      There is some of both involved. Lacquer tends to turn an amber color over time, and over white paint that shows more clearly than on other finishes. If they have been in a smoking environment, that will embed in the finish and darken them far more than natural processes.
      For the most part any yellowing is going to be bonded to the finish and there is no way to remove it short of refinishing the chair.
      If you are confident in your ability to match the color I’m not in a position to contradict you. Most of the value is in the scene and the brand. The condition of the rest of the chair affects the price, but usually it is a question of overall condition rather than individual areas. I can’t really guide you without seeing the chairs.


  8. Sharon Corriveau September 21, 2022 / 11:52 am

    I have a round drop leave table that needs the top redone. I was how long does that take and around how much will it cost? also i will need a leave made for the table.


    • stillriverantiques September 27, 2022 / 6:03 pm

      I’d be happy to take a look at that for you. Can you please send a picture of the table to restoration@hitchcockchair.com? We’ll take a look at the piece, evaluate what it looks like it will need, and send you an estimate and any other information you might need.


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