Sievers, John Henry — Texas Furniture maker

A set of twelve oak Gothic Revival dining chairs

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John Henry Sievers-Texas Furniture Maker

John Henry Sievers (1841 to 1920) was born in Germany and immigrated with his family to Castroville, Texas as a young child. He was trained in the rigorous German cabinet making tradition continued in the Central Texas immigrant community. Sievers established the J.H. Sievers Altar Manufacturing company in San Antonio. The company supplied furniture not only in Texas, but also in Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Information courtesy of Neal Auction Company, June 2004

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