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On the Hunt

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"The Hunt family lived in what's now our Wingdale showroom," says Hunt Country Furniture Showroom Manager Gail Keating. "They made furniture in the carriage barn and sold it a few pieces at a time by the side of the road; people loved it, word spread, and they built their first factory in the '50s."

The 90-year-old firm has crafted heirloom-quality furnishings for Mohonk Mountain House, Cornell University, and a long list of national chains—never sacrificing their devotion to joinery, box shaving, and other painstaking methods as well as a fondness for seasoned native hardwood.  Readymade pieces are sold at their Dover Plains factory store, custom designs are showcased in the 1792 home with "seven fireplaces and great vibes" at Wingdale.

"People sometimes find us by accident," says Keating. "The ones who know woodworking are stunned that someone still does this. 'How long have you been here?' 'Oh, 90 years.' It's a celebration every time." Huntcountryfurniture.com

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