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Hoyt “Jake” Davis

(1925-2015) lived in Woodbury
Rocking Chair
white oak and hickory wood, nails, 45 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches, 2002.52

One of five chairmaking sons of locally renowned chair craftsman George Washington Davis, Jake Davis ran one of over thirty active chair shops in Cannon County. He made chairs and shared his craft at public events such as the folklife program at the 1993 National Folk Festival in Chattanooga.