Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
I think I recognize the maker. Never been to his house though. Never sat in one of his chairs either, but I have seen them. Frankly, they always looked like they would be uncomfortable, especially with the enhanced seat ridge, or whatever it is called. Thanks for the report that they are indeed comfy.
Seems like it would take making a dozen before one chair got perfected which is why I have avoided chairs.
If you get back there treat us to pictures of some of the case pieces.