AUCTIONEER: Next up, we have an occasional table from a distinguished, family-owned company in Vermont, circa 1912.

Vermont, a New England state of the US, bordering New York, Massachussets, New Hampshire, and Canada. It is the only state in New England that does not border the ocean. It is the second-least populated state after Wyoming, and the sixth-smallest by area. The Green Mountains which give the state its name (Ver Mont, or “green mountain” in French) run up the middle of it, and much of the state is forested by hardwoods and conifers. Most of its open land is used for farming.

Vermont is known for its quality furniture-making, which goes back to the 17th century, and as a good place to buy antique furniture. This is due to its heavy forestation and lumber industries, which have given several towns in Vermont their identity as woodworking centres.

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