Silas E. Cheney
Cheney moved to Litchfield in 1799 and opened a shop on West Street just off the Village Green. He quickly became one of the most sought after tradesmen in town making furniture for Tapping Reeve, Benjamin Tallmadge and Julius Deming.
The business became so successful Cheney was able to support several journeymen and hire specialists in carriage making and veneering. His shop on West Street was listed as one of the largest craftsmen shops in town consisting of two stories. He continued to make furniture ...
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