Jocelyn Sinauer is fascinated by the history of things, and has a high regard and curiosity for their previous owners and provenance. As a child Jocie would dig up treasures in the woods and set up pretend shops with her friends. Raised in a family that appreciated antiques, weekend outings were often spent at auction houses. Her grandmother collected found objects for her work as a collage artist and interior decorator, and taught Jocie to find the beauty in them. This love for vintage and antiques lured Jocie away from her life in the Boston area as an illustrator and graphic designer to open the first Red Chair in Peterborough, NH. In 2010, after 14 years in New Hampshire, Jocie and her chef husband, David Chicane, moved to Hudson. This antique shopping mecca provided them both with the ideal location to accommodate Jocie’s expanding business and for David to open his Asian influenced restaurant, Food Studio. Red Chair is mainly filled with 17th, 18th and 19th Century French, Belgian and Swedish antiques. Jocie is noted for the wonderful assortment of white ironstone, French linen and silver flatware she sources. Her current passion is for 18th Century glassware; used in cafes, bars and restaurants for coffee, beer and wine, she marvels how it has withstood the test of time. Her work means she is constantly traveling. David accompanies on major trips to Europe, in the South of France and Belgium. She attends markets in the US, such as Brimfield, and savors her weekly car journeys to local destinations in search of treasures. As Jocie surveys the shop she is amazed that she has personally found everything, and it is obvious that she holds dear every single item.
606 Warren Street, Hudson NY