The chairmakers are restricted solely to the northern regions and in Germany generally only in the coastal cities, having been transplanted to Berlin only be happenstance. A born Berliner, living prior to this time, learned the profession of chairmaker by chance in Danzig, establishing himself in Berlin under the reign of the preceding king, Friedrich Wilhelm. Soon others followed, and at this time there are thirteen local cabinetmakers in Berlin. In 1745 they were awarded in Berlin the privilege of a regular guild. Besides chairs of all types, they also make console tables to be set under a mirror, and gueridons, both braided with cane on their tops. If their apprentices receive a wage, they apprentice for only four years; however, with it, according to circumstances, five and more years. For the masterpiece their rising (graduating) master makes a settee (Canope), an arm chair (Fauteil), and a side chair (Tafelstuhl), all of red beech wood.