Since 1699, when it became one of the first planned towns in America, Williamsburg has been a tribute to design, order, and tasteful surroundings. In keeping with this tradition, The Kittinger Company manufactured Williamsburg Furniture Reproductions for more than 50 years. Crafted with all the grace and beauty of the colonial cabinet-maker’s art, these reproductions are known the world over for unquestionable authenticity.
Williamsburg Furniture Reproductions and Adaptations are approved copies of 18th- and early 19th-century originals in the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Each piece was painstakingly duplicated by Kittinger’s master craftsmen, and represents a faithful replica of the original in the smallest detail. Drawers were set by hand, table tops were hand-turned, and hardware was hand-cut and hand-filed from solid brass. Duplicates of the original woods were carefully sought and selected, and finishes approximated the color and appearance of the antiques.
Most of the interesting points of construction, which add to the value and authenticity, are not visible. These costly hidden details are not duplicated by modern machines. They are best reproduced in the same manner as the originals – by the hands of skilled artisans. Each is branded with the Foundation’s CW4XX hallmark, assuring authenticity and quality.