Big Chair Reflects Furniture-Making History
The “Big Chair” has made Thomasville famous ever since 1922. That was when the huge reproduction of a Duncan Phyfe dining room chair was constructed in downtown Thomasville, next to the depot and railroad tracks. The monument stands 18 feet tall atop its 12-foot limestone base. The chair reflects the history and tradition of the area’s furniture-making industry, and is also a symbol of all the furniture outlets in Davidson County that attract shoppers on a year-round basis.