define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true); define('DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', true); The Heritage Chair | R.VanLangenhove

The Heritage Chair is a chair designed by the multi-faceted Kimberly Maclean, who owned and operated her own company Druids Woodworking in Saint-Louis. The frame is solid mahogany and the panels are African padauk.

As the panels had suffered from sun damage, Ms. Maclean asked her husband, Reginald Van Langenhove, Flemish oil painter, to turn in into a work of art using a mix of family photographs and 100+-year-old pictures taken from the Library of Congress.

The Heritage Chair, with its 24 small oil paintings, is a patchwork of powerful memories of African American children in days gone by, a kaleidoscope of sweet brown faces, some happy, some sad, some cheeky, some mad.