380 Swift Ave
San Francisco, CA 94080
Fax: (650) 583-6072
Accessory company featuring needlepoint and Aubusson pillows, hook rugs, handpainted tassels, door knob hangers, needlepoint stools and benches, needlepoint chairs, personalized and monogrammed pillows and seasonal pillows and stockings.
2 DAY DESIGNS
PO Box 369 Rt 1
162 A Ridge Rd
Eastanollee, GA 30538
Crafted from recycled antique lumber whenever possible, 2 Day Designs specializes in the unique and ecclectic. Featuring Warren Kimble designs they make a lot of occasional table, end pieces and some dining furniture. Made in the USA
2ND AVENUE DESIGNS
737 W. 2nd Ave
Mesa, AZ Tel: (800) 843.1602
Fax: (800) 826-2317
Starting in 1979 in Arizona, 2nd Ave Design offers couture services in iron lighting and home accessories. With the largest selection of styles, hand finishes, shade options and crystal choices, 2ND Ave can create exactly the look you want. When you buy from 2nd Ave. Design, you can feel confident that you will receive a quality product made to your specifications, delivered in a timely manner. Their handcrafted iron products grace homes and hospitality facilities all over the world. The history of 2nd Ave starts in a Philadelphia snowstorm when Sheldon Nitzky, an independent lighting sales representative, decided it was the final straw. “That’s it, he said, “We’re moving to Arizona and I’m starting a high-end, lighting showroom and mail order business.
Arriving in Arizona, Sheldon discovered that the Wild West mentality was still riding high. No one wanted to sell this newest pioneer any product for his showroom. Angry, frustrated and needing to earn a living for his family, Sheldon said, “If no one’s going to sell me product, I’m going to make it myself!” The very next day he bought $2,500 worth of used sheet metal equipment. Serendipitously, an out-of work, sheet metal worker came knocking at the door.
“Can you make lanterns?” asked Sheldon.
“I can make anything if I have a pattern.” Said Steve. And so it began.
Within a short time, Steve and Sheldon’s lanterns were seen on the finest homes all over the Wild West. Another fortuitous event happened which changed the company forever. A master blacksmith from Germany arrived looking for employment. He and Sheldon collaborated to design iron products from the most exquisite of classic European designs. A forge was ordered from Germany and the blacksmith began to ply his trade. Now, exquisitely turned chandeliers came from the small factory and the fires of the forge ignited a passion for creating beauty and superior product. Once again, another terrific moment of serendipity happened when a lighting representative visiting Arizona from Dallas invited the small company to show their product in his showroom at the World Trade Center. The overwhelming reception the company received at the show determined the next step forward for 2nd Ave. Design. 2nd Ave. Design launched a national product line in 1987 playing a major role in heightening the growing recognition of American-made, handcrafted products. Here's their product listing: ACCESSORIES, BAKERS RACKS, BATH LIGHTS, BEDS, CEILING MOUNTS, CHANDELIERS, COCKTAIL TABLES, CONSOLE TABLES, DINING TABLES, END TABLES, ETAGERES, LAMPS, LANTERN/FOYER, MIRRORS, PEDESTALS, PENDANTS, POT RACKS, SCONCES, SCREENS, SUITE LIGHTS, TABLES.
5th AVENUE LIGHTING
2 Bergen Turnpike
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Fax: (201) 229-1623
A division of Crystal Clear Lighting company.
A & R DESIGNERS
1150 E. Pennsylvania, Suite 612-613
Tucson, AZ 85714
Handmade furnishings and accessories from Peru.
A A IMPORTING CO
7700 Hall St.
St. Louis, MO 63147
Fax: (314) 383-2608
A A LAUN FURNITURE CO.
300 South 6th St
Kiel, WI 53042
Fax: (920) 894-3292
For over a hundred years, A. A. Laun has specialized in making quality occasional furniture that can help you create a warm, comfortable feeling for your home.
Their commitment to craftsmanship, style, and good value began in 1892 when German settlers in Wisconsin formed a small company located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay to provide jobs for the young people in the area. Woodworking or furniture making was the natural choice because of the local abundance of good lumber and their cabinet-making heritage.
Today that tradition still lives on. A.A. Laun continues to craft quality all-wood occasional tables, curios, entertainment centers, and accent items from northern red oak, American red cherry, and character-marked maple -- in virtually all styles and finishes. The relaxed feel of country, the classic elegance of traditional, the clean lines of contemporary, or the simplicity of shaker are featured at an affordable price. They make innovative expandable tables that unfold into dining units that can seat eight. They offer a hi-lo cocktail table that looks great in front of your sofa but can also be raised for entertaining. Each of their collections offer tables with ample storage capacity. And, they make some collections with tough wood-grained plastic-laminate tops that suit the needs of active young families. All of their tables have a durable lacquer finish that highlights the beauty of natural wood.
A F LIGHTING
1310 Park Central Blvd
Pompano Beach, AL 33064
Fax: (954) 973-7457
Lighting fixtures, chandeliers, sconces and commercial lighting. Company boasts 24 hour shipping and easy ordering for the dealer.
A M S IMPORTS
23 Ash Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: (413) 256-0434
Specializing in unique area rugs, pillows, and home accessories for the American market. A pioneer since 1979 they have been searching the globe for "new and different" products to add to their Collections. After traveling to Jordan, president Anne Schewe began importing the traditional rugs and pillows created by women of the Bedouin tribes, and recently rugs from Peru and Egypt have joined the collections. A number of these special weaving projects are devoted to helping women's weaving projects in their countries. They are known for their unusual hand-woven, all wool, and flatweave area rugs from around the globe.
233 NE 3rd Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Fax: (954) 764-7979
Radio, television and print advertising. Advertising Concepts of America claims over 400 home furnishings and automotive retail clients. Their web site offers advertising clips you can demo.
PO Box 58408
Seattle, WA 98138
Fax: (800) 929-7994
A-America has been in the furniture business for almost thirty years. Their early products, solid wood casual dining, helped them establish a client base and a loyal following from consumers. Today the company focuses on transitional design bedroom, dining room, accent, office and entertainment centers. They still use solid wood which sets them apart from many of the companies that do a lot of importing.
A. E. SCHMIDT POOL TABLES
720 Koeln Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111
Fax: (800) 325-9676
Building the very best is the motivation behind every A.E. Schmidt billiard table. The Schmidt family is as driven today to uphold the tradition of excellence and quality craftsmanship as each generation has been since 1850. The Schmidt reputation is built, by hand, one table at a time, and remains your guarantee of satisfaction. A billiard table is an investment in family entertainment and fulfilling leisure time. Each AE Schmidt table is crafted as an heirloom, to be enjoyed now and treasured later for its superb play and timeless beauty. Before making a final selection, compare the points of a typical table to the quality advantages of an AE Schmidt table. We believe you will see why AE Schmidt delivers quality, value and genuine satisfaction.
A. P. INDUSTRIES
346, St. Joseph Blvd.
Quebec, AL G0S 1N0
Fax: (877) 463-0145
WWII brought many changes to the family farm of the 1920's, the most important being the tractor. But to a man who made a living selling horses to farmers, the need to diversify was becoming a matter of survival. So in 1950, at the age of 54, Arthur Houde went into partnership with a cabinetmaker to start up a furniture factory in the small town of Laurier Station in Canada. The following year he brought his son Paul, in to replace his partner and manage the business. Father and son shared the same vision of success. By the late 50s and early 60s, the company employed 25 workers and had a loyal Canadian customer base. It was incorporated under the name AP Furniture Industries, the initials of the two owner's first names, Arthur et Paul. From the beginning, AP Industries specialized in inexpensive imitation wood furniture for the mass market supplying such major chains as Woodhouse, Légaré and Sears. This high-volume production boosted sales and allowed the company to continually modernize and reach into new markets. By 1972, the company was unionized, operating another furniture plant, a sawmill and an upholstering plant and reaching even stronger into the US market. Daniel Benjamin was named general manager in1984. As the first manager from outside the family, he gave AP Industries a new orientation. Soon three quarters of production was destined for the US market. The imitation wood line of products was dropped in favor of higher-end collections designed for young families and children.
10-10 44th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Decorative accessories and unique furnishings
Via Monzano, 17
Ippus (UD), Italy
Wood dining room tables and chairs in modern contemporary styles.
A. TYNER ANTIQUES
200 Bennett St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: (404) 367-4485
A.R.T. FURNITURE INC.
1600 S. Chablis Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Fax: (909) 390-1059
Fikry Zahir Street
Damietta City, Egypt
Tel: +2 012 6202066
Tel2: +2 010 5651434
Fax: +2 012 4758383
One of the oldest furniture makers in "Damietta". They manufacture and export the furniture from Damietta to all countries in the world and are looking for new agents. Website only shows part of their product line. The company is eager to work with any client for special requests.
475 Thomas St.
Newport, RI 02840
Fax: (401) 849-1591
For over thirty years, Aardvark Antiques of Newport, RI has been a major source of architectural and decorative elements to architects, interior decorators, landscape designers, special event artists, the amusement entertainment business, and the film and theater industry.
Aardvark specializes in stained glass, grand iron gates and fencing, mantels, and lighting - and in the past decade has focused on developing a line of bronze home and garden furnishings.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Fax: (818) 534-3411
For over a decade, they have been known as a source of Tibetan rugs. Recently the company is venturing into bringing imported furniture into the U.S. market. A division of Millenium rugs.
ABERDEEN FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC.
365 Patton Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30336
Fax: (404) 691-2029
Accessories, bedroom, benches and hall tree, curios, dinettes, entertainment centers, formal dining room, home office, occasional, rattan, rockers and upholstery. Founded in 1976, the company serves retail stores throughout the country. You probably won't find the actual name on the furniture as it is often sold as private label or just without any name at all. The company specifically wants you to know that they use A/B epoxy in their construction which is an excellent bond for both hot or cold weather. Epoxy construction is generally used on promotional or starter quality furniture.
3219 Industrial St.
Alexandria, LA 71301
Fax: (318) 443-5400
Since 1984, Abigails has been providing tabletop and decorative glass and ceramics as well as garden accessories for the discriminating buyer.
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1234
15 andar sala 154, Sao Paulo SP
Fine furniture in all styles from Brazil.
PO Box 16367
Greensboro, NC 27416
Fax: (336) 274-6035
ACACIA HOME AND GARDEN
101 McLin Creek Rd. N.
PO Box 426
Conover, NC 28613
Fax: (828) 465-4205
Wicker and rattan furniture.
101 McLin Creek Rd.
PO Box 426
Conover, NC 28613
Fax: (828) 465-4205
3018 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Fax: (310) 829-1230
Accent pillows for upholstery or bedroom. Includes styles for infants and children.
ACCENT FINE ART COLLECTION
4125 North 14th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Original art work- framed and unframed.
2440 Adie Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Fax: (314) 432-3542
Specializing in imported bedroom they have about 15 collections of oak, cherry and pine sets. Construction varies from solid wood to veneer over ply. They are more open about their construction than most companies in their price range, which is a good thing. I especially like the "Ask The Experts" section of the site which has a very informative question and answer format covering important details about types of construction and materials.
One Pulaski Sq.
Pulaski, VA 24301
Fax: (800) 456-6230
a division of PULASKI FURNITURE
815 W. Ward
High Point, NC 27260
Import accessories and furnishings including: desks, benches, mirrors, commodes, secretaries, pedestals, lamps.
ACCENTS BY DESIGN
2028 NE 155th St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Fax: (305) 948-7702
accent tables, chairs, lamps, vases, and florals
1304 A Severn Way
Sterling, VA 20166
Fax: (877) 922-7623
Fine furniture with handpainted woods; accessories; lamps
ACCESSORIES BY SHERWOOD
25272 Leer Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Fax: (574) 262-0545
framed mirrors and art
Houston, TX 77041
Fax: (713) 895-0189
A fabulous collection of accessories inspired by ancient Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan furnishings
450 West Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
Fax: (714) 289-8885
18895 E. Arenth Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748
Fax: (626) 964-3940
15902 S Broadway
Gardena, CA 90248
Fax: (310) 515-0408
acrylic furniture and accessories
Smedegaardvej 6, DK
Denmark, Tel: 011.45.9613.5111
upholstery; bedroom, dining room, occassional, and home office furniture
ADAGIO WATER FEATURES
6803 S 300 W
Midvale, UT 84047
Fax: (801) 255-0894
You've seen them in malls, you've seen them in the homes of the rich and the famous. Now you know where to get them yourself. They're the beautiful, massive waterfalls that bring the tranquility and serenity of nature's sounds into your home or office setting. Using only the finest material, Addagio offers a number of designs from contemporary to transitional. Their website includes tips on how to keep the water clear and care for your waterfall.
ADAMS FURNITURE USA
301 North Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
Fax: (336) 889-0827
TEL: + 44 (0) 1480 435100 - England
FAX: + 44 (0) 1480 454387 - England
Adams Furniture has been trading for over 20 years, originally being based in London. Specialising in antique and country furniture, the dwindling sources of antique furniture forced a move into supplying authentic copies of original pieces. These copies are made from carefully chosen reclaimed timber and supplied to an international base of trade clients and now make up over 75% of the company’s total sales, perfectly complimenting the stocks of antique furniture still held by Adams.
Because of the many years of experience in the antique business, Adams feels that the range of designs and, particularly the finish, are very hard to beat. These strengths are coupled with extremely competitive prices and realistic delivery dates. The unique selection of styles and finish at the best price are coupled with the belief that there should be no compromise to quality.
One of the more recent developments in the furniture that Adams supply, is the conversion of antiques bought from all parts of the British Isles and Europe. Selected items are used to convert into the more practical items of furniture which suit today’s demands, without losing any of the authentic look.
Adams’ location in Huntingdon, England is located in a central position (one hour from the Newark Fair and one hour from London) and comprises of over 40,000 square feet of warehouse and showrooms. We are pleased to be able to arrange for clients to be collected from any of the major airports with London Stansted situated just 40 minutes away.
Although Adams Furniture try to hold as large a stock of original hand painted antique furniture as possible, any potential customers are encouraged to send us a shopping list of any items that they are looking for, so that we can then work to that list, thereby avoiding those all too frequent disappointing buying trips. There is no obligation to purchase any of the stock that we prepare.
ADAMS HOUSE OF ENGLAND
2615 Uwharrie Rd.
High Point , NC 27262
Fax: (336) 861-7506
PO Box 6135
High Point, NC 27262
Fax: (336) 869-6379
You have to give credit when someone comes up with a company name that really sums up their business. Added Oomph does just that. When you see their products you'll realize these are the kind of items that give an extra lift or punch to a room to finish it off and make everything finally look like it came together. They feature European and American antiques and collectibles, antique doors, iron work and architectural elements including chandeliers and accessories. They also feature twig furniture.
1100 Fountain Parkway
Grand Praire, TX 75050
Fax: (757) 466-0137
Solid wood and particleboard for home office, home entertainment, and youth
21 Penn Plaza Suite 909
New York, NY 10001
Fax: (212) 736-4806
Lighting and lamps
6201 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
Fax: (510) 638-6485
Casegoods, platform beds, bunkbeds, and futon frames
2437 Bay Area Blvd. 112
Houston, TX 77058
Fax: (281) 334-2928
2200 Cockrell Ave.
Dallas , TX 75215
Fax: (214) 421-3691
Hwy 145 S PO Box 428
Nettleton, MS 38858
Fax: (662) 963-0574
One Targeting Centre
Windsor, CT 06095
Fax: (860) 285-6330
2001 NW 25th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Fax: (954) 973-7457
AFRICAN MARKET"S TROPHY ROOM COLLECTION
448 450 Hwy 395
Milford, CA 96121
Fax: (530) 827-2158
Furniture wiht African wildlife prints
10 Rue Des Priers
Antiques, reproductions, lighting, and mirrors from France.
AICO/AMINI INNOVATION CORPORATION
8725 Rex Rd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Fax: (562) 222-2525
Furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms, occasional, curio cabinets, and entertaining.
AIDAN GRAY HOME
4700 Breckinridge Blvd
Richardson, TX 75082
Fax: (972) 808-9833
AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INC.
1567 Prospect St.
PO Box 2103
High Point, NC 27260
Fax: (336) 883-8494
ALABAMA FOLK ART
210 W. Commerce
Greenville, AL 36037
Fax: (334) 382-7123
26179 Fairside Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
Fax: (310) 456-5731
ALAN COUSINS ART ACQUISITIONS
605 Julian Ave.
Thomasville, NC 27360
Fax: (336) 476-3470
Furniture and accessories made out of wood, iron, porcelain, and monochrome
ALAN EVANS, INC.
85 East End Ave.
New York, NY 10028
Fax: (212) 628-7982
ALAN FERGUSON ASSOCIATES
422 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
Fax: (336) 889-6271
custom cabinetry, antiques, upholstery, and art
1333 South Bon View Avenue
Traditional wood furniture for the bedroom featuring solid woods with veneers, iron accents, beveled mirrors, dust covers for the drawers, hidden storage compartments and a 10-step hand rubbed finish.
Hwy 82 East
PO Box 249
Stamps, AR 71860
Fax: (870) 533-8858
Traditional and some casual upholstery
Via Pastore Int. 7
Florence, Italy, 50063
504 N. Glenfield Rd.
New Albany, MS 38652
Fax: (662) 534-9805
ALBERT M. LOCK CO.
PO Box 151
Okolona, MS 38860
Anyone know if this company is still in business? They made glider rockers and rockers for children and adults.
ALBERT'S ART & Mirrors, Inc.
777 Miami Circle
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: (404) 261-9094
An extensive selection of museum style collection of oil paintings, framed beveled mirrors, and distinctive gifts. Categories include: landscape, still-life and tropical.
51 NE 40th Street,
Miami, FL 33137
Fax: (305) 576-4798
Specializes in an eclectic collection of iron furniture.
10800 No Military Trail Ste 212
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Fax: (561) 627-3340
PO Box 605
Hudson, NC 28638
Fax: (828) 632-5195
Upholstery, rattan and wicker wall units, game tables and chairs in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Alexvale is certified to ISO9001 standards, which is an internationally recognized level of quality in all areas of company operations. A division of Kincaid Furniture, Inc., a La-Z-Boy Co.
ALF UNO S.P.A.
Via S. Pio X, 17
31010 Francenigo (TV)
Italy, Tel: 011.39.0438.997111
Full line of contemporary furniture in a wide variety of finishes and styles for your bedroom and dining room needs. They have one of the coolest, and one of the most annoying web sites in the industry. If you don't have a fast connection, don't even try to go to there. But if you do, you'll find a fabulous "touchy-feely this is the way we ought to be selling" approach to furniture. If you're looking for pictures and information, well, get a printed catalog. Started in 1951, the Piovesana brothers took over the business in the early 60's and took the company to a leadership position in the production of bedroom furniture. By 1985, ALF began acquiring smaller companies to give them the capability to manufacturer bedroom and living room furniture. Today, you will find ALF throughout showrooms in the US. They are very strong in the import bedroom furniture category by offering good design, impressive quality and value. To contact them in the US try the Canadian office at (416) 663-2223.
ALFA INTERNATIONAL INC.
24 Rosewood Ct.
Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
Fax: (336) 377-2126
Ataturk Cad, 78 Sarnic
Izmir, Turkey, Tel: 90.232.281.3545
ALFONSO MARINA & CO
200 Lexington Ave, Suites 809, 811
New York, NY 10016
Fax: (212) 532-0625
Oriente 233 #151
Col. Agricola Oriental D. F. 08500, Mexico
tel: (888) 489-3839
fax: (525) 758-3189
Alfonso makes bedroom, dining room, occasional and accent furniture in Mexico. If you can't locate a dealer contact them either by phone or at email@example.com
ALIVAR STUDIO AT LEIF PETERSEN
Via B Cellini, 190
50028 Tabarnelle Val Di Pesa
Italy, Tel: 011.39.055.8070115
A Division of Leif Petersen. Dining, living room, and bedroom furniture in modern contemporary styles.
ALLAN COPLEY DESIGNS
524 W. Calle Primera Suite 1005
San Diego, CA 92173
Fax: (619) 690-0761
ALLEN MCDANIEL FURNITURE
500 N. Wrenn St.
High Point, NC 27262
Fax: (336) 217-8292
Bedroom, dining room, occasional, accent, and metal furniture.
14038 Park Pl.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Fax: (562) 926-8613
Natural Inspirations by Allstate Floral, including florals and trees.
PO Box 5800
Miami, FL 33014
Fax: (305) 953-4024
A Division of Bard International, Inc.
2905 E. Philadelphia St.
Fax: (909) 923-2430
Reproductions and antiques in a Dutch Colonial style.
1563 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
Fax: (510) 675-0886
One Early St.
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Fax: (724) 758-2372
A Division of Emess Design Group. Lighting for the following areas: outdoors, table, floor, accent, and pendants.
ALTIZER & CO.
1604 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27262
Fax: (336) 886-2232
108 Gaither Dr.,
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Fax: (856) 914-0444
Easy-to-assemble furniture at new quality levels with the development of the three-in-one solid wood armoire. These armoires can be used with your TV, as a home office system, or a wardobe. Visit their web site to learn more.
7431 FM 346 E
Whitehouse, TX 75971
Fax: (512) 912-8872
800 Iowa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
Fax: (951) 328-8199
AMANDA SUTTON DESIGNS
1001 East 60th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001-1098
Heirloom quality Iron beds with hand applied finishes and assorted accessories to match. They limit their production to ensure that every bed remains faithful to the original version of its designer.
AMBELLA HOME COLLECTION, INC.
4910 Lakawana St.
Dallas, TX 75247
Fax: (214) 638-5533
PO Box 420543
Dallas, TX 75342
Fax: (214) 977-9075
Rich tanned leathers, kiln dried woods, and wrought metals - all brought together to make distinctive bombe chests, bookcases, end tables, console tables and bookcases. Ambiance Imports features Renaissance styling.
1151 W. Bradford Ct.
Corona, CA 92882
Fax: (951) 735-0161
Mirrors, decor, and distinctive lighting.
AMERICA ARTS, INC.
701 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY 14210
Fax: (716) 565-0719
AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP LTD.
1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407-4925
Fax: (843) 571-1336
2 Bergen Turnpike
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Fax: (201) 440-1758
A Division of Crystal Clear Lighting/Fifth Avenue Lighting Decorative and tabletop accessories.
AMERICAN CENTRY HOME FABRICS
1303 Corporation Dr.
Archdale, NC 27263
Fax: (336) 861-0083
AMERICAN CENTURY HOME
5200 S Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28147
Fax: (704) 857-1208
93 Cilleyville Rd.
PO Box 249
Andover, NH 03216
Fax: (608) 781-6735
Accessories, pillows, and hooked rugs.
4620 Grandover Pkwy
Greensboro, NC 27417
Fax: (336) 315-4391
Country oak to contemporary, American Drew offers wood styles to suit any taste at the mid-range prices. Good designs, good construction, good prices; in short, exceptional value. They may be best known for their Cherry Grove traditional collection that has been around since 1960, however, they have a competent staff of designers who have kept pace with what consumers are asking for in the 90's. Most recently they have picked up the license for Bob Mackie and Jessica McClintock. Collections offer bedroom and dining room selections and some also have occasional wall units and entertainment centers. Since American Drew dropped their MRP policy in July of 2002 I have considered them a Furniture Magazine Best Buy because of their selection, style, quality and price in their class ( mid price, mid quality). That makes them a great value.
AMERICAN DUVET INC.
PO Box 695
Downers Grove, IL 60525
Fax: (888) 969-3936
American Duvet specializes in duvets as well as down and feather pillows.
AMERICAN FURNITURE CRAFTSMEN
PO Box 38
Hwy 73 North
Cromwell, MN 55765
Fax: (218) 644-3793
Casual dining furniture for the kitchen.
AMERICAN FURNITURE MFG CO.
PO Box 1061
Pontotoc, MS 38863
626 WEST CURRAHEE STREET
P.O. Box 805
Toccoa, GA 30577
Fax: (706) 886-4033
Solid pine/painted/stained antique furniture. Incorporating the timeless style and beauty of many heirloom pieces, American Heritage brings the past into the future. With elegantly hand-painted items for bedroom, dining room and living room, the entire line gives brand new furniture a lived-in feeling.
AMERICAN HOME FURNISHINGS ALLIANCE
317 W. High Ave.
10th Fl., PO Box HP-7
High Point, NC 27261
Fax: (336) 884-5303
4501 Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75236
Fax: (972) 296-8859
They started their company over a decade ago with the idea that great looking, comfortable leather furniture could be custom made and delivered to customers in 30 days. They saw a retail situation where retailers were having to stock leather sofas to satisfy the desire to receive new furniture fast. At the time, customers were given a choice between black, cream, burgundy, or navy for a sofa they planned to sit on every day and have for at least 10 to 15 years. Not exactly a lot of options. American Leather offers 13 different styles of leather in over 70 different colors - from rich, deep browns to bright, bold banana; sleek, silver grays and bright, ruby reds. And best of all, they deliver it within 30 days. You get what you want, when you want it. Each piece is built to customer's individual requirements and shipped in 2-3 weeks. Although they have grown considerably, they still produce each puiece, one at a time, to the exact specifications of the customer. American Leather is the exclusive distributor of the Stetson brand leather upholstery.
800 Iowa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
Fax: (951) 328-8099
AMERICAN MIRROR COMPANY
PO Box 1277
Galax, VA 24333
Fax: (276) 236-2899
Decorative mirrors and occasional furniture.
AMERICAN MOULDING & MILLWORK
813 East Main St.
Sanford, NC 27332
Fax: (209) 946-5825
AMERICAN OF HIGH POINT
2224 Shore Dr.
High Point, NC 27260
Fax: (336) 431-2717
American of High Point specializes in contract furniture for the high-end user.
AMERICAN RUG CRAFTSMAN
3090 Sugar Valley Road NW
Sugar Valley, GA 30746
1060 E. Springfield Rd.
High Point, NC 27263
Fax: (336) 861-0010
305 East South 1st St.
Wright City, MO 63390-0346
Fax: (636) 745-1006
PO Box 47143
Doraville, GA 30362
Fax: (770) 446-1917
Fine furniture made of mahogany wood.
CP 250; 33 Rue 5, L'Islet
Quebec, CN GOR 2CO
Fax: (418) 247-7896
Canadian company making metal beds, bunk beds, futon bases, dinettes and stools.
AMISH COUNTRY COLLECTION
R.D. 5 Sunset Valley Rd
New Castle, PA 16105
Fax: (724) 598-7796
The website refers to them as Wish Designs, I'm not sure what the connection is there. They feature hand-crafted woven twig chandeliers of hickory and oak called, are you ready? "brancheliers." I love that name. I admire anyone that invents a name to describe what they sell. Choose from large and small brancheliers, lamps accessories, area rugs and hickory furniture.
AMITA TRADING INC.
1336 Crampton St.
Dallas, TX 75207
Fax: (214) 634-1224
1848 E Mountain St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Fax: (626) 296-6941
Amity Imports specializes in quilts.
ANDES INT'L INC
619 W. Green Dr., High Point, NC 27260.
(336)889-8912, Fax (336)889-6290.
Rustic iron and wood furniture
970-4 New Brunswick Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065-3814.
(732)574-2600, Fax (732)574-2636
PO Box 6450, Mt. Airy, NC 27030.
(336) 786-1800, Fax (336) 786-1810
What Andrew Pearson does with glass is as much art as furniture. They make some of the most exciting and unique glass tables and accessories you will find anywhere.
PO BOX 67
Turnbridge, VT 05077
The story of Anichini is one of beautiful linens, with all the style, elegance and detail of old-world craftsmanship and quality. Begun 20 years ago with a couple hundred dollars, Anichini has grown to become one of the most prestigious names in luxury linens and home textiles. The home collection of fine linens wraps you in layer after layer of sumptuous color and texture that caress the senses. The colors are vibrant and deep with great attention to design and hue. Aninchin also does bath and hotel linens, decorative accessories and a limited collection of chairs, benches, headboards and ottomans. To complement the company's offerings is a fine selection of ironwork. Their website is beautiful too!
14275 Telephone Ave
Chino, CA 91710
PO Box 2006
Grand Junction, CO 81502
Fax: (970) 243-1429
Yes, it's true, Antler Art makes chandeliers, furniture and lamps made from antlers. And yes, they are awesome. And yes, no animals were harmed in the making of this furniture. All materials are acquired from antlers naturally shed by North American Elk, Mule deer, Whitetail deer, Fallow deer, Majestic Red Stag, Moose and Caribou. Good selection of twig furniture.
4880 Murrieta Street
Chino, CA 91710
Great looking promotionally priced bedroom sets.
Out of Business
1401 Meadowcraft Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
For over 30 years, Arlington House has been making wrought iron furniture for the outdoors.
ARMSTRONG FURNITURE CO.
Hwy 460 East, PO Box 848
Appamattos, VA 24522
Youth bedrooms, entertainment centers and RTA (Ready To Assemble) furniture.
Hand painted line of casual furniture.
108 Southport Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Original and reproduction art.
ARTE DE MEXICO
1000 Chestnut St
Burbank , CA 91506
If you are doing a Southwestern theme, Arte de Mexico can be your one stop design source for lighting fixtures, antler furniture, accessories and wrought iron furniture. Arte de Mexico continually researches and explores throughout Mexico and Latin America, looking for authentic and unusual design ideas.
Hellesdon Park Road
Drayton High Road
Norwich, NR6 5DR
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 480700
Fax: +44 (0) 1603 788984
Arthur Brett and Sons Ltd
103 Pimlico Road. London, SW1W 8PHEngland
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7730 7304 | Fax: +44 (0) 20 7730 7105
USA Head Office & Showrooms
Arthur Brett and Sons (USA) Ltd
330 North Hamilton Street. High Point, North Carolina 27260
Tel: (336) 886-7102 | Fax: (336) 886-7078
One of the oldest sustained furniture companies in the world, Arthur Brett traces their roots back to 1870 when Jonathan Brett founded the company making furniture alongside his six sons. One of the sons, Arthur expanded the business into making reproductions of antiques, his life's passion. His family's expertise in restoring antiques gave the company the knowledge needed to produce new pieces fashioned on the scale and techniques of the originals. Over the years, they have grown as one of the premier manufacturers of high-quality, reproduction furniture as well as a natural move into contemporary furniture both stylish and practical. Features: dining, bookcases, upholstery, desks and writing tables, boardroom and conference tables, console tables and paneling.
Any discussion of Arthur Brett is not complete without mentioning Bespoke commissions. Bespoke produces custom pieces of furniture sold all over the world for people who appreciate the sheer quality of what may be perhaps some of the finest furniture made in the world. Whether a one-off dining chair painstakingly researched and hand made to match a long-discontinued antique set, a media center for an international corporate boardroom, leather seats for the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square or a V.I.P. table made of six varieties of rare, exotic veneers for a middle east conference center, Bespoke takes great pleasure and satisfaction in making what others can only dream of.
9340 Dowdy Dr<
San Diego, CA 92126
1755 Glendale Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Exquisitely formed art sculptures made from a variety of metals. Includes free-standing sculptures and well as wall hanging.
P.O. Box 379
Norcross, GA 30091-0379
Member of the American Lighting Association, Artistic Lighing offers a very good selection of both interior and exterior lighting.
ARTISTICA METAL DESIGNS
1278 Mercantile St
Oxnard, CA 93031
One of the most complete lines of quality hand-forged metal baker's racks, occasional tables, plant stands and accessories you will find.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Went out of business in 2003.
536 Townsend Avenue, High Point, NC 27263.
(336)431-7123, Fax (336)431-7322
Lamps and accessories. Over 400 individual lamps and 300 hand sewn, hand pleated shades. Choose from stunning porcelain, crystal, and brass designs including Kutani, Tole and Raku pottery lamps. Accessories include wall shelves and sconces.
Exclusive Licensee for: Winterthur Museum, Historic Charleston Foundation, Historic Natchez Foundation, Henry Ford Museum and The Biltmore Estate. Their motto is: "For the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, building your lamp exactly...As You Like It." Warranty: no written warranty.
ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES
One Ashley Way
Arcadia, WI 54612
Bedroom, dining room, occasional tables, wall systems, upholstery.
815 Grundy Avenue
Holbrook, NY 11741
Sculpture to be used in homes, gardens, and businesses. Over five hundred sculptures, each one a work of art, each one accompanied by a card detailing its significance, and history of the artist. (I believe the company name is Austin Sculpture, but so many of you were searching on "Austin Sculptures" and getting no result I typed it with an "s" on the end.)
1001 North Third Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
It appears they may be out of business. Anyone have up to date information?
B & B ITALITA
B & B Italia, USA
150 East 58th St
NY, NY 10155
B-Line Furniture, INC.
2450 Coltrane Mill Rd.
Highpoint, NC 27263
Fax: (336) 861-0466
Upholstery and Occasional in Contemporary, Colonial, or Traditional style.
B.S. Trading Company INC.
3605 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76015
Fax: (817) 419-9702
Tapestries, Rugs, and Cowhides.
Babette Holland Design
810 Homboldt St. 2k,
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Fax: (718) 349-1368
3000 E Imperial Hwy.
Lynwood, CA 90262
Fax: (800) 443-9609
Back care solutions for Work, Home, or Travel with cofortable designs.
44G W. Jeffryn Blvd.
Deer Park, NY 11729
Fax: (631) 642-9112
Baffour African Art, Inc.
P.O. Box 5198
Englewood, NJ 07631
Fax: (973) 253-9799
Bago Luma Collections
132 Old San Antonio Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
Fax: (830) 249-2963
Indoor/Outdoor Iron furniture
1004 Revere Ave. Unit B-17
San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax: (415) 671-3779
Asian tradition and Contemporary style.
Bailey Street Holding Company
550 Bailey Ave.
Fort Worth , TX 76107
Fax: (817) 339-3730
Eclectic mix of traditional and transitional occasional pieces.
1 Baker Way
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
Fax: (616) 361-7067
Fine casegoods and upholstery.
4560 36th St.
Orlando, FL 32811
Fax: (407) 419-7201
Contemporary art and accessories.
Baldwin Art Group
8929 Alabama Hwy.
P.O. Box 1047
Ringgold, GA 30736
Fax: (706) 965-6339
22 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, OH 45140.
Floor, curio, mantel, table and wall clocks using fine hardwoods, veneers and imported German movements. Baldwin has been making fine traditional clocks since 1862.
26801 Railroad Ave, PO Box 647, Loxley, AL 36551.
(334)964-6204, Fax (334)964-6207
BALDWIN HARDWARE CO.
841 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Box 15048,Reading, PA 19612.
The division of Baldwin Hardware that will most interest furniture buyers is, of course, Baldwin Brass. The brass division carries lamps and accessories, using only the finest brass and forging techniques.
One Early St.
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Fax: (724) 758-2372
Classic American style lighting
3224 GE Dr.
Tyler, TX 75701
Fax: (903) 258-9747
Home Accessories and Furniture
BANKS, COLDSTONE CO
AL Banks, Coldstone was absorbed into Sarreid. The collection includes high end, high quality English reproduction furniture. The reproductions will no doubt end up being collector's items and antiques themselves. They feature some of the most important examples of furniture designs from the 18th and early 19th century, including a Dunlap chest of drawers, the 1816 Raphaelle Peale "Strawberries and Cream" painting, a John J. Parry shelf clock with black and ivory toned inlays in the joints, and a Welsh dresser first produced in Oxfordshire, England around 1820.
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps
600 E 15th Ave.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Fax: (816) 221-3460
Various Style Lamps
BARCALOUNGER FURNITURE CO.
PO Box 6157
Rocky Mount, NC 27802-6157
Fax: (252) 977-2864
Upholstery manufacturer specializing in motion recliners, gliders, high-leg loungers, sofas, love seats and sectionals. Choose from traditional, contemporary, and wicker styles.
Sherman, MS Barclay went out of business in 2002. If you're looking for parts or replacement items you are pretty much out of luck. That happens.
Barclay Butera Home
1220 Walnut St.
Los Angeles, CA 90220
Fax: (310) 223-1501
Occasional and Upholstery selections.
1263 Glen Ave
Mooorestown, NJ 08057
Fax: (856) 273-9199
Outdoor furniture in teakwood and cast aluminum.
PO Box 927
Henderson, NC 27536
Fax: (919) 492-5558
The story goes that some college students started making furniture out of old shipping crates. Their friends told their friends who told their friends, and before long a whole new look in furniture had been invented. Barn Door capitalized on that look with what is commonly called "crate" furniture. Virtually indestructible, it boldly goes where no furniture ever dared go before; into college dorms, kid's bedrooms, hunting cabins, rec rooms. Now you can even get sleep sofas, wall units and computer desks. Hey, do your whole house in it. Why not? Basement, living room, attic, why not even in the back of your new mini-van? Take those back seats out and voila! You've got a true utility vehicle. Available in two finishes. Barn Door also has a commercial/contract division.
234 Baronet St.
Ste-Marie Bce. Quebec, CN G6D 3B8
Fax: (418) 387-3028
Contemporary and traditional casegoods.
Baroque Masters, INC.
1875 Enterprise Dr.
Norcross, GA 30093
Fax: (770) 729-0045
Large selection of High quality Oil paintings, Frames and Mirrors.
100 Park Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Fax: (201) 330-1001
Handmade Oriental rugs
PO Box 626, Bassett, VA 24055.
(540)629-6000, Fax (540) 629-6333
One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world. Bassett can be found on game shows, in department stores, full-service stores, and now in their own free standing stores. The combination of low price and sturdy construction combine to give the buyer a sense of value. Whether you are just starting out or adding on that extra room, the range of choices from Bassett includes bedroom, dining room, occasional, wall units, brass and glass, baby and juvenile furniture and upholstery. Like most manufacturers that offer such a wide diversity of products, there is also a wide diversity of quality. The buyer must choose carefully to get the quality they want for the price they want to pay. Bassett Direct stores are a model for how a furniture store should be laid out. Rather than promoting "in your face" marketing of pieces and price, Bassett has focused on selling furniture as a lifestyle choice.
BASSETT MIRROR COMPANY
PO Box 627
Bassett, VA 24055
Fax: (276) 629-3709
Also known as BMC, the company has several divisions, Dining Concepts, Mirrors, and the occasional line. Using brass plate and steel, BMC has found a niche in a very crowded market by combining quality, price and design. Although most of the line is contemporary, there are several traditional styles available.
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: (714) 951-2010
Fax: (714) 951-0716
Basta Sole is the umbrella division of Tropitone. Choose from a large selection of Market umbrellas, the patio-covering Skyspan umbrella, and the unique Windspin umbrella which features an exclusive free-spinning mechanism for windy day protection. These are some of the finest premier quality umbrellas available. Unlike cheap imports, these umbrellas are made of the finest materials and have design aspects which will make them a treasured addition to your garden, pool or patio.
414 Jessen Lane
Wando, SC 29492
Bauer International, Inc. is an importer and designer of British & Dutch Colonial Plantation furniture and travel accessories from the East & West Indies. Originally gracing the 19th century verandahs and grand estates of the planter, these pieces now bring the romance of the African Savannah and the tradewinds of Barbados into your home. Individually hand-crafted out of teak, mahogany, rattan, seagrass, and leather, hand caned, the 450 piece collection reflects the rich culture of both the native people and the British and Dutch who colonized the archipelagos from the late 1600's. Traveling around the world, from enchanting Java to the Serengeti, Kenneth and Dee Ann Bauer retrace the steps of the British and Dutch colonists in search of the original antiques of that era. These select pieces are then recreated using century old wood working techniques of the master craftsman. Bauer is the exclusive licensee of PGA clubhouse furniture. Other collections include: Le Campagne, Royal Palm, Viceroy, Stiles Brothers and Coastal home.
1 Bauhaus Dr. Rt. 1 Box 25
Saltillo, MS 38866
Fax: (662) 869-5910
A division of La-Z-Boy, Bauhaus is distributed mainly through department stores. Bauhaus features coil spring or sinuous wire seating depending on which styles and how you select. I'd always suggest the coil spring seating because it is shown as the "Best Construction" on their website. They do offer a limited lifetime warranty on the furniture.
BAUSMAN AND COMPANY
1520 S Bon View Ave
Ontario, CA 91761
Tel: (909) 947-0139
Fax: (909) 947.4508
Founded in Ontario, California in 1971. That's California not Canada. Wonder how many times they hear that? With the exception of the herringbone tabletops (which are white oak), all the wood on their furniture is Western Alder. Western alder is a close or fine grained hardwood similar to Cherry, Birch and Maple. It has a density or hardness comparable to Appalachian Soft Maple. It is extremely uniform in its light tan or honey color, and there is no color difference between heartwood and sapwood. This makes Alder much easier to match and finish, because kiln dried Alder presents no problem with sap, mineral streaks, dark color or stain. Every piece we manufacture is carefully milled and assembled authentically in keeping with the trends and techniques of the period. A few modern materials have been incorporated for practical reasons (i.e. to avoid shrinkage and warpage in unstable climate regions.) Mortise and tenon and dovetail joints are used where possible. Raised panels and tongue and groove planks are framed freely in dadoes on doors and panels to enable the wood to expand and contract during season changes. They use the term "bench made" to indicate that each individual piece is assembled from beginning to end at the bench of a skilled craftsman. This creates a sense of pride of craftsmanship and improves consistent workmanship dramatically. Their metal drawer slides are manufactured by Accuride who has a long history for providing the best quality drawer slides in the industry. Decorative hardware such as hinges, drawer pulls, locks, and escutcheons are all imported from France especially for Bausman. The secret that sets their look apart from our competitors is in the distressing. Surprisingly the training that goes into the distressing is as important and time consuming as that of the actual furniture construction. Products include: armoires, entertainment centers, kitchen chairs, tables, occasional furniture and some upholstery. This text was adapted from information provided on the Bausman and Company web site.
14954 Bogle Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Contemporary style Mirrors, Tables and Home Entertainment
940 N. Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Who do you go to for game room furniture? Not just barstools, dozens of companies do those, but for an exquisitely made pool table, game table, bars and accessories? For over 50 years Beach Manufacturing has been practicing fine craftsmanship in fun and functional furniture. Pool tables, Game Tables and Chairs, Bars and Barstools, Accessories
BEAN STATION FURNITURE FACTORY
Name changed to Ross Alan Design
PO Box 70, County Line Road, Bean Station, TN 37708-0070.
(865)993-3433, Fax (865) 993-3438
Upholstered family room furniture. Choose from rocker-recliners, swivel gliders, stationary and inclining sofas and love seats, sectionals, sleepers, and a few matching occasional tables.
15406 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
201 Bonham St
150 Carol Pl., Moonachie, NJ 07074-1300.
(201)641-5300, Fax (201)440-1452
Casual dining and dinette sets.
Did recliners, motion furniture
2995 Bayshore Rd, Benicia, CA 94510.
(707)745-4645, Fax (707)745-8746
Iron and brass beds and accessories.
BENT S & BROS.
See S. Bent & Bros.
BENTWOOD FURNITURE INC
310 N.W. Morgan Lane, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
(503)474-0996, Fax (800)962-4625
Started by two entrepreneurs from California who used to manufacture over 1000 skateboards a day using solid oak. Their unique way of bending oak into quality products got themcontracts to make parts for major furniture companies. In 1979 they went into business for themselves making dining room sets, entertainment centers, roll top desks, occasional tables, bookcases, and oak accessories in traditional and American Country.
One Berkline Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
Berkline has over 50 years of experience making motion furniture. In fact, they are the ones who invented the "wall-away" style, (the recliners that open when placed against a wall). Styles include traditional, country and contemporary. Berkline announce in March of 2011 that they would be going out of business. This is a real sad day for the industry and we wish and the hundreds of workers there good luck in finding new work.
See Fashion Bed Group
Originally founded in 1983, today Bermex manufacturers wood furniture out of five different plants. Bermex's product line includes formal or casual dining room, bedroom, bar stools and kitchen islands. Styles include Contemporary, Mission, Shaker, Louis Philippe, Deco and Country. The construction is solid wood - primarily birch and maple as well as MDF for contemporary groups in the lacquer finishes. Choose from 52 finishes which feature the "Top Guard" protection from Lilly Industries.
PO Box 740, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Family-owned company in business since 1889, operating ten manufacturing plants in Western North Carolina. Offers a complete selection of bedroom, dining room, occasional, wall systems, and upholstery. Few of the Bernhardt groups have a clear-cut style such as 18th century or French because the company has an exceptional ability to create timeless classics which blend features from many styles and periods of history. Bernhardt is maintaining an exceptional name brand recognition and level of product quality that is going to make them one of the most important upper end furniture manufacturers in the world. The Martha Stewart line is still one of the most popular collections Bernhardt has, and for good reason. The collection is beautifully done with just the right amount of style and practicality, why are we not surprised? Unfortunately, as of May 2004, Bernhardt is still enforcing Miniumum Retail Pricing.
Box 158, Ferdinand, IN 47532-0158.
(812)367-0150, Fax (812)367-2345
Wing chairs, swivel gliders, video rockers, recliners, club chairs and wood glider rockers. Over 25% of the largest furniture retailers in the country are selling Best Chairs.
3171 Louis Amos
Quebec, AL GN H8T 1C4
Chests, night stands, and benches, video/audio carts, microwave carts, entertainment centers, and home office furniture. (canada)
Unit #1, 2855 Southwest Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336.
In business over 50 years, Beth Weissman carries a wide variety of traditional to contemporary lamps, chandeliers, pin-ups, torchieres and accessories.
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
Part of the Lexington Home Brands collection, the Betsy Cameron collection is inspired by her artwork and photography. A former Ford model, Betsy has a unique gift for capturing the innocence and awe of children on film and canvas. Lexington helped her evoke those images through the medium of furniture. The Betsy Cameron collection includes bedroom furniture for youth of all ages. Unfortunately, as of May 2004, Lexington is still enforcing MRP on this line.
BEVAN FUNNEL LTD.
PO Box 1109, 105 Depot St., High Point, NC 27261
336.889.4800, 336.889.7037 FAX
Founded in 1945, Bevan Funnell is one of the largest manufacturers of traditional English furniture in the United Kingdom. They feature English traditional, Campaign, and Beidermeier style in oak, mahogany, yew, cherry, myrtle and walnut.
BIG FISH ART
601 Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090
Fax: (443) 773-7001
The Big Fish story begins with a serendipitous meeting of Melissa Van Hise, the owner of Big Fish, Inc., an art distribution company, and Roger Miles, the owner of a retail framing business. Their companies were merged and the new Big Fish, Inc., a framed wall decor manufacturer, was formed. When Big Fish, incorporated in 1989, it was a small shop representing artists in the Southeast. Today, Big Fish is an international framed art manufacturer distributing for artists from all over the world. At Big Fish, talented designers incorporate innovative framing techniques with a variety of images including hand-colored prints, limited editions, and posters, to create products that are not available from other sources. Hundreds of new trends setting designs are released semi-annually. Big Fish has journeyed abroad several times in the last year, successfully finding exclusive sources for new mats and moldings that are not available here in the States. Some of the most recent and most popular framing techniques are the addition of many hand-made frames, as well as gesso mats imported from England. These pieces create a look that is truly one-of-a-kind. According to Melissa Van Hise, owner and CEO, "We have a formula that really works. We have unique images and a great line of moldings for a fair price. Plus we offer incredible service and very efficient delivery. In June of 1999, Big Fish shifted gears again, and moved to a new location in Laurel, Maryland. We added lots of new offices (and personnel to match), and more than doubled our design and production areas. With our new facility, we hope to give you even faster turn around time, and with the added personnel, even greater attention to your individual needs.
3016 Kansas Ave. Riverside, CA 92507.
(909)788-4265, Fax (909)788-9082
Contemporary and traditional bedroom furniture.
For nearly 2 decades, Blackhawk Furniture has been manufacturing fine oak bedroom furniture in contemporary, transitional, nostalgic and traditional styling at affordable prices. Blackhawk Furniture is 14 years old and has consistently been recognized in Wood 100, and Furniture Design and Manufacturing 300 for the past 4 years. In 1994, Blackhawk Furniture was recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies for 5 consecutive years in the United States.
U. S. Furniture Industries,
1200 Surrett Dr, PO Box 2127, High Point, NC 27261.
Kitchen sets, dining room tables and chairs, barstools, and kitchen corner groups.
3306 5th St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
It is so refreshing to find a company that makes contemporary furniture of decent quality, that the average person can afford. They make office furniture that is so stylistically clean it is almost fun just to look at. Of course, in an office setting you don't want people talking about your furniture more than they talk about your fine work, but if you want that to happen then put out superior quality work and quit whining. Contact the company for their catalog on bedroom furniture, occasional tables that are absolutely fantastic, and wall units and other pieces that you wish you had thought of.
P.O. Box 161009
Fort Worth, TX 76161-1009
The Bombay Company began in New Orleans in the late 1970's, when a man named Brad Harper began selling inexpensive reproductions of 18th and 19th Century traditional English furniture. He advertised his mahogany-finished butler's tables and nightstands in magazines, then shipped the unassembled items to customers, who put them together in their homes. The name Bombay was Harper's idea. He associated the most glorious days of the British Empire with India, and its crown jewel, the city of Bombay. In 1978, Canadian Robert Nourse purchased the rights to develop The Bombay Company in Canada, which included access to the overseas supply channels Harper had established, mainly in Taiwan. Mr. Nourse decided to put Bombay's products into small stores in shopping malls. He believed the concept would attract "impulse shoppers" looking for an attractive product at a very good value. And because unassembled furniture took up so little space, the company didn't need a lot of extra storage room. Bombay's ready-to-assemble furniture also provided immediate gratification: customers could walk out with what they wanted rather than wait weeks for delivery. In 1980, Mr. Harper sold his mail-order business to Tandy Brands, Inc., a holding company in Fort Worth, Texas. Realizing the huge potential of the Bombay concept, Tandy Brands wanted to own the concept for all of North America and, in 1981, bought the Canadian rights from Mr. Nourse, with Nourse continuing to manage the Canadian operation. Bombay's recipe for success was convenience, value and fashion. Customers rapidly adopted the concept due to its fashionable, take-with product.
The Bombay Look
The style and tone of Bombay reflects a sophisticated look featuring classic and traditional furniture, as well as coordinating accessories and wall decor. Bombay quickly migrated away from merely reproducing antiques and began designing its own proprietary home furnishings while remaining true to the roots of its traditional style. The result was a unique, fashion focused and desirable product line. Responding to customers' requests beginning in the early 90's, Bombay expanded into larger pieces of furniture. Staying current with customers' needs and everyday lifestyle changes, Bombay now offers complete collections focused on the rooms that are most relevant to the customer---the home office, bedroom, dining room and family rooms. In the Fall of 1997, Bombay took an innovative step across the country with the introduction of an updated palm tree logo and the opening of new and/or renovated stores, reminiscent of turn-of-the-century mercantile buildings. The new look is much more in keeping with today's retail environment and results in a more pleasurable shopping experience for our customers.
PO Box 5
US 6 West/ 1780 West Market Street
Happonee, IN 46550
Phone in Indiana: 800-552-2778
Borkholder Amish-Crafted Furniture combines the furniture designs of the past with the excellence of craftsmanship to offer you reproductions you can point to with pride and enjoy for generations. The Borkholder Amish-Crafted Furniture collection mirrors a picture of our American Heritage. These reproductions and adaptations of furniture originally produced by American-European craftsmen 200 years ago can now bring beauty, warmth and history to your home. The appeal of American Vintage Furniture has passed the test of time, offering elegance, tradition and unmatched Amish quality.
Bedroom Chairs Dining Room Desks Wall units Tables
BOYD FURNITURE CO
1601 W. Mission Blvd. Suite # 100
Pomona, CA 91769
(909) 632-2052, fax (909) 632-2077
I understand Boyd went out of business in 2003. They used to sell contemporary bedroom, dining room and some occasional in solid oaks and veneers. Using an oiled oak finish, their furniture had a light, clean feel with straight lines and smooth rounded corners. As the largest casegood manufacturer West of the Mississippi River, Boyd Furniture produced bedroom furniture incorporating unique designs, multi-function features and storage for today's value oriented consumer.
Unique porcelain, metal and wood creations that happen to be lamps.
920 East 1st St
PO Box 487
Cherryville, NC 28021.
tel: (828) 435-5881
fax: (828) 435-4276
Motion and stationary sofas, love seats, and sectionals, recliners and lounge chairs and sleepers. Hardwood frames, double-doweled glued and screwed corner blocks, double-cone coil spring construction. Bradington Young makes motion upholstery for those willing to ay for upper-end quality and styling. Recliners feature contemporary to high-leg loungers ith intricate ball-and-claw carved feet and brass nail trim. Many styles offer the option of wall-hugging, swivel, glider, recliner, and pop-up headrest. Leather has become a major portion of B-Y's sales over the years, and they now offer leather and leather/vinyl combination on almost everything. Sofas and love seats and sectionals come with incliners or full recliners in the end pieces. B-Y offers almost 50 recliner/loungers, 25 sectionals/sofa styles, 4 executive chairs, 265 fabrics, 111 leathers, and 6 leather/vinyl combinations. Warranty: Limited lifetime- reclining mechanism, wood frame parts and seat cushion cores; 1 year- springs, padding and filling. No warranty on fabric, vinyl, or leather. Home Theater Seating
BRADY FURNITURE CO
PO Box 129 Rural Hall, NC 27045
(336)969-6816, 969-9365, (800)277-2723
Living room upholstery, tables, bedroom, dining room and juvenile, in country, traditional, shaker and crate-style contemporary. In business over 50 years, Brady uses solid pine or solid maple. The upholstery features foam cushions and offers slip covers and throw pillows.
Hagerstown, MD Tel: 800.669.0172
Brandt started in 1901 in the Hagerstown, Maryland area. The company went out of business in 1985, but a few years ago, a couple of former employees bought the company and restarted production. Many of my readers write me asking about Brandt furniture they've inherited or purchased at estate sales. I regret I can't tell you any value for your furniture, my expertise in is new furniture. I've included the factory contact information, but I can also tell you they won't know the value of your furniture either. They'd like you to buy new pieces from them! There is one anecdotal story about Brandt that made them infamous. In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were executed for treason. The only concrete evidence presented at their trial was a photograph of a Brandt table, in the hallway of the Rosenburg house, which was supposedly used to photograph nuclear secrets which were then passed on to the Soviets. The Rosenburgs claimed their innocence, the Brandt company said they could have done without the negative advertising and the story is still around today.
Candleholders, Animals, Statues, Sconces, Glass Bowls, Leather Books-Boxes & Humidor, Picture Frames, Trays, Alabaster & Glass balls with Holders plus much more. Finishes include Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Silver, Antique Pewter, Bronze, Verbronz, Cherry-Bronze, Patina, Nickel, from traditional to the contemporary Contessa Collection
PO Box 248
1950 West Green Drive
High Point, NC 27261
Founded in 1975 by R. Braxton Culler III, Braxton Culler, Inc has grown from a modest 35,000 square foot facility to a modern 250,000 square foot warehouse, production building. All of that space is needed to house their distinctive line of fine quality wicker/rattan furniture and upholstered furniture. Based in High Point, NC, the company has experienced steady growth since its beginning. Although they began with an emphasis on upholstery, they quickly expanded to a full line of wicker and rattan in 1982. Today they have become a leader in wicker/rattan living room and bedroom collections. Over the past decade the product line has expanded to include occasional tables, armoires and etageres. Along with the exciting variety of colors and finishes available on their wicker and rattan, their fashionable styling and great taste in fabrics and leather for their growing line of sofas, sleepers, loveseats and recliners offer consumers a one-stop company for contemporary, casual and relaxed living.
AL PO Box 11365
Jackson, MS 39283-1365
tel: (601) 987-1551
fax: (601) 987-5717
Solid wood bedroom, entertainment centers.
685 Southwest St
High Point, NC 27260
(336) 841-2030, (336) 841-5065 FAX
Went out of business in June 2004.
BRITISH CENTURY DESIGNS, LTD
British Century Designs changed their name to Britishfurniture.com effective January 1, 2002. Enter Britishfurniture.com in the search box below to view their profile.
12901 2nd Street
Grandview, MO 64030
British Traditions is a manufacturer of authentic European country repoduction furniture.
Founded in 1988, British Traditions is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Their market niche is making new furniture that looks genuinely antique and offering it at very reasonable price points. That coupled with an emphasis on design and an attention to detail sets them apart from their competition. Their London Library cabinet, a top seller introduced three years ago, requires nearly 150 individually-applied pieces of moulding. Sturdy mortise-and-tenon construction and dovetailed drawers are standard; tables feature handsomely designed and detailed turnings. The company also offers more than 20 standard finishes, ranging from a hand-applied, traditional English wax finish through painted and distressed alternatives to the currently popular "crackles", to "faux" finishes requiring as many as a dozen separate applications. British Traditions has been uniquely successful in combining the best the past has to offer with a modern production approach to meet the needs and desires of today's furniture buyer.
If you would like to locate the designer or Retailer nearest you, please call us toll-free at 1-888-33-British.
British Century Designs t/a
1202 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
New Phone: 703.566.7208
New fax: 703.935.8015 (in effect now)
January 1, 2002, British Century Designs Ltd. (of London, UK and Fairfax, VA) changed their name to BritishFurniture.com to reflect their expanding business.
The factory in East London was founded in 1946 by Jacob Leigh, an established Master Cabinet Maker, as were his forbears. From comparatively small beginnings the firm has grown into a successful business where 3 generations of Master Cabinet Makers have worked together to continue a tradition of quality and service in the field of English Reproduction Occasional, Accent and Dining Room Furniture. The Leigh Family traces there heritage back to the famous Russian Birch groves, in which they used to manage for the Czars. Today the factory receives much of its wood from those same forests!
The English Reproduction collection comprises over 200 different items including: Dining Room Furniture, Bookcases, Wine Tables, Hall Furniture, Secretaries and Desks, Occasional and Accent Items. In addition there is an ever-expanding Home Office and Home Entertainment Collections as well as models exclusively made for storage (e.g. video, audio tapes, compact discs). The factory in London has the ability for its contracts division to produce items of furniture to its customer’s specifications, whilst retaining the authentic traditional appearance of true English Reproduction Furniture. Many successful projects have been completed around the world including: Hotels, Offices, Bars, Restaurants, Clubs and Conference Centers.
The collections offered by BritishFurniture were originally developed for the better department store trade, and sold exclusively through larger department stores in Europe, Japan and the America’s. However, it was determined that there was an opportunity to serve the designer and smaller home furnishing dealers, whom could not purchase large containers of furniture, by establishing a warehouse in North America. BritishFurniture also goes another step further than most “Name Brand” better furniture companies. Because each item is individually bench crafted, their customers do not have to wait 6-12 months in order for the factory to save money by doing a large run. Often, Special Orders ship within 12 weeks or less.
PO Box 540
Pontotoc, MS 38863
662-489-1100, 800-680-8649 FAX
9860 Gidley, PO Box 5688, El Monte, CA 91731.
(818)443-8971, Fax (818)575-0126
Outdoor and patio furniture in various metals for residential and contract use. Brown Jordan was started in 1945 by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan. Their design concept was to make new and innovative furniture that was built to last a lifetime. Today, Brown Jordan continues in that tradition. Not only do they continue to win design awards for their innovation and beauty, but their quality of construction is recognized as one of the best in the industry. There are restrictions to their warranty because so much of their furniture is used in commercial settings but for the residential user you can figure on this warranty: Aluminum frame and finish- 15 years, resin and wood- 5 years, wrought iron= 1 year, straps- 5 years, fabrics- 1 year. We are not a Brown Jordan dealer and are not involved in the pricing, displaying or quoting of product specifications about Brown Jordan. Brown Jordan is a division of Brown Jordan International
87 Brown Street
PO Box 278
Whitefield, NH 03598
Solid wood furniture, made in America. There are fewer and fewer companies that can proudly make that claim anymore. Based in in Whitefield, New Hampshire Brown Street enjoys a long history of making quality solid wood furniture in bedroom, dining room, entertainment centers, occasional and home office. Features include dovetail drawers, pegged doors, mortise and tenon joints and solid ledger panels... isn't that how good furniture should be made? With the flood of imports hitting the country and the increasing loss of companies that produce furniture in the U.S, one wonders how Brown Street can survive, much less compete. The answer lies in their committment to traditional New England standards, state of the art technology and a loyal base of customers. One of the most delightful things about the company is the available variety of stained and painted finishes, fifteen at last count. You can't get that option with import furniture. Colors include varying shades of pine, oak and cherry with a few premium painted colors available for an additional charge. You will especially appreciate Brown Street when you compare the price of their furniture to some of the sorry-quality stuff we see in the mail order catalogs and the large furniture chains. No, I don't get paid by Brown Street, but it does irk us to see what you folks are having to pay for junk, when there are still great companies like Brown Street out there consistently making good furniture for good prices. Hence - a great value!
348 Lake Dillon Drive
PO Box 2675
Dillon, CO 80435
Using American finishing materials and German hardware, Brownstone makes transitional and contemporary bedroom and a dining room collection. I don't know a lot about this company so I apologize I can't provide more information on their quality and construction.
One Broyhill Park
US 321 North
Lenoir, NC 28633.
tel: (828) 758-3111
fax: (828) 758-3319
A world leader in furniture manufacture. Their line is very extensive with something for everyone. They offer bedroom, dining room, occasional table, wall units, home theater, home office, upholstery, motion upholstery, leather, accent pieces. All of this is offered in every design from very contemporary to 18th century traditional. The price range varies from low medium to upper medium so there is something for every budget. There are actually two separate parts to Broyhill- the regular and the up-graded Premium.
BRUNSCHWIG & FILS
75 Virginia Road
N. White Plains, NY 10603
tel: (914) 684-5800
fax: (914) 684-5842
Brunschwig & Fils has successfully made the transistion from being known as an exclusive source for some of the most exquisite designer fabrics available, to also being a source for some lovely upholstery, lighting, mirrors and accessories. If you're familiar with the Brunschwig name you will know to expect only the best, and the best is what you'll get. Although they don't have a large selection in each of these categories, decorators and consumers alike will find that Brunschwig did their homework by narrowing down the choices to the best for each room.
BUCKS COUNTY FURNITURE
174 Keystone Drive
Telford, PA 18969
Phone 215-257-1135 - Fax 215-257-0224 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Built by hand from start to finish by one artisan using hand tools to add a warmth and quality not duplicated by machines. They use authentic construction, including - pegged, mortise and tenon joints - dovetailing and hand planing. Their unique finishing uses high solid lacquers, a special blend of stains and "old-fashioned" milk paints. You can be assured of top quality woods such as Cherry, Pine and Tiger Maple.
Available in many beautiful finishes with caredful attention paid to distressing, detailed finishing and fittings appropriate to the period of the piece. Each piece is different reflecting the hand-working and finishing skills of the artisans and then signed to assure authenticity.
The furniture is very low maintenance - Just wipe with a lightly damp cloth.
PO Box 275, Midvale, OH 44653.
(740) 922-0440, Fax (740)922-5002
Solid oak and solid cherry, casual dining and kitchen furniture in a variety of styles.
Lighting and lamps.
PO Box 826, Troy, NC 27371.
Started in 1917 by A. Leon Capel to supply braided rugs, Capel is now the largest and oldest supplier of area rugs in America. But Capel knows that, "big and old don't make you good". To stay on top of the competition and keep its coveted number one slot, a family member runs every area of Capel operation from manufacturing to importing. The company's philosphy has remained the same for 75 years, "Styles and tastes change; appreciation for quality does not." Choices include more than 300 styles and 1000 color combinations including: reversible braided rugs made in Troy, NC; woven and flat weaves from Europe and the Far East; Oriental reproductions; hand hooked in traditional, country, contemporary, and art deco; and hand knotted Indian and Chinese. Each style is offered in a large range of sizes or you can special order a custom size. The catalog faithfully reproduces colors and shows off their styles very well.
1725 Jefferson Davis Hwy, #809, Arlington, VA 22202.
(703)413-6050, Fax (703)979-9121
Capitol is a division of Rowe Furniture. They make medium quality and price sofas, sleepers, chairs and some chaises. Capitol is a good place to look if you want to find a domestic company competing in the quality and price range of the Canadian and Italian import lines.
PO Box 790
Paris, TN 38242
tel: (731) 642-1999
fax: (731) 642-6831
Lighting, all kinds.
PO Box 60
Montgomery, AL 36101
Faithfully reproduced Victorian and Louis XV furniture. Features the hand carved mouldings, delicate florals, button back upholstery and ornamental finials of this revolutionary period of furniture. They use Honduras mahogany for the Victorian and 18th century collections and Canadian maple for the French. They are a division of Harris Furniture Reproductions.
CAROLINA FURNITURE WORKS
PO Drawer 1120
Sumter, SC 29151
803.775.6381, 803.775.0251 FAX
Carolina has been around since the 1950's making all-wood bedroom furniture in the low price range. Current groups include:
Common Sense - starting group in a colonial cherry or maple finish.
Carolina Oak - solid oak fronts and oak veneer end panels also in a Colonial look.
Casual Oak - solid oak fronts and oak veneer end panels in a contemporary look. Great for those who need a value priced set for today's homes.
Crossroads - assorted hardwoods with solid fronts and veneered end panels, in a dark Shaker finish.
Carolina Classic - 18th century collection with a cherry finish on solid fronts and veneered end panels. Good look when you're ready to step up from the Common Sense cherry collection.
CAROLINA MIRROR COMPANY
PO Box 548, N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Carolina Mirror Company has built its business on supplying a wide range of styles and sizes of mirrors for the furniture business. Styles run the full range from contemporary and art deco to French provincial and everything in between. Also included are mirror cubes, screens and mirrored occasional tables.
PO Box 150, High Point, NC 27263.
(336) 887-3544, Fax (336) 887-5521
Medium priced contemporary upholstery and occasional furniture. Located in the Furniture City Capital of the world, Carson's of High Point is a family-owned furniture company supplying the world with innovative, contemporary designs to suit the most discriminate shopper. From the latest upholstery designs to contemporary dining, Carson's updated approach to contemporary interiors is made even better by their many fabric selections, large selection, as well as their great prices. Contemporary furniture at a great price? But of course! Carsons also does a great business leather. When you purchase Carson leather you know you are getting excellent quality and top design for a reasonable price. Although they are better known for their upholstery, they are also a great source for glass and brass tables, etegeres and dining.
1000 N. Long St
PO Box 1869
Salisbury, NC 28144.
tel: (800) 849-8614
fax: (704) 637-2851
The contemporary upholstery buyer can find a good selection of transitional to outrageous styles that they can combine with new and exciting fabrics. Choose from sofas, loveseat, chairs, sectionals, sleepers and motion modulars.
2150 Whitfield Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34243
Tel: (941) 751-1000
Fax: (941) 755-0977
Casual outdoor furniture and umbrellas in aluminum and wicker. Available for either consumer or commercial applications. A recent winner of the "Design Excellence Award in the Cast Metal Category" given at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago, the Carter Grandle collection, Barrington, features classic design and functional.
Cannery Row, PO Box 198, W. Groton, MA 01472.
(800)445-3464, (508)448-3063, Fax (508)448-6602
Decorative mirrors and accessories in the tradition of fine quality and design including Chippendale, Sheraton, Adam, Federal, Empire and Queen Anne style.
PO Box 778, Thomasville, NC 27360.
(336)472-7700, Fax (336)476-3365
Over 550 individual accent, occasional, and furniture items. Line includes: mirrors, bombe chests, sculptures, cocktail tables, lamp tables, end tables, wall shelves, vases, consoles, dolls, candlesticks, decorative masks, desks, dining tables, game tables, dining chairs, accent chairs, occasional chairs and chaise lounges.
537 Colville Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Tel: (704) 289-3400
Fax: (704) 289-3636
Casa Fiora redefines your possibilities with a line of designer draperies offered at extraordinary value. Fine silk, delicate taffeta, exquisite linen – Casa Fiora begins with the best materials to finely craft draperies in a wide variety of standard widths and custom lengths. The hallmarks of their products are value (less than half of the price of custom-made draperies), materials (fine silk, delicate taffeta, exquisite linen), Craftsmanship (designer quality construction elements) and convenience (standard 2 – 3 week turnaround time). Their concept is very versatile and capitalizes on the industry trend of returning to window dressing after a decade of emphasis on blinds and shutters. The Casa Fiora line includes fabrics appropriate for contemporary or traditional homes and living rooms, dining rooms, dens and bedrooms. They also offer a complete line of hardware and related soft home furnishings - tableskirts, pillows, co-ordinated trim and tassel tiebacks. They will be releasing a new bedding line at the April 2004 High Point Furniture Market.
tel: (631) 789-1800
fax: (631) 789-1816
A division of Excelsior, Casa Novalia is a relatively young company. Yet they've already carved a niche and won supporters because of their contemporary design and appeal to someone looking for a unique or rare item. Using rare and exotic veneers and and woods, Casa Novalia is creating a look for the discerning furniture buyer.
221 McKibbin St., Brooklyn , NY 11206.
(718)386-0048, Fax (718)497-4511
Hundreds of casegoods, occasional, and accent pieces. Most of the line is made in the U.S. with only a few imported items. This is a decorator's line with many options available.
301 Fields Lane
155 East 56th St
NY, NY 10022
1270 Valley Brook Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Cast aluminum outdoor/indoor furniture. Cast Classics Langrave's award winning designs are widely recognized for their elegant and sophisticated styling. Classic architectural detailing, elegant proportions and attention to the most minute design details make their collections exceptional. The design inspiration comes from classic architecture, lending a timeless flair. This approach to design has made their collections the furniture of choice for many luxury resorts and homes of distinction. Unique patinas characterize most finishes, a rich, deep quality that can only be achieved by hand finishing every piece. A process requiring as many as four coats of paint. Full circumference welds are hand filed, creating seamless fluid lines and a multi step finishing system makes the furniture look beautiful for years, and virtually maintenance free.
22008 North Berwick
Houston, Texas 77095
What began as a simple business deal between a brassware importer in Mississippi and an exporter in Taiwan has since evolved into one of the leading manufacturers and importers of upscale home accents and reproductions. It all started in 1977 when Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Edwards decided to create a brassware gift and home accessory import company in Jackson, Mississippi. That same year, Simon Shen formed a brassware export company in Taipei, Taiwan and quickly became one of Castilian Imports' vendors. After a solid 12-year business relationship, the Edwards sold Castilian Imports to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Shen. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Shen relocated the company to Houston, Texas and set about expanding and enhancing its offerings. By 1992, Castilian Imports had moved out of the giftware sector and into home décor with a growing selection of higher-end home accessories. New mediums were also introduced into the line as brassware was soon joined by crystal, glass, wood and silver. To communicate the new direction and versatile product selection, the company initiated an aggressive sales and marketing campaign in 1992, which was followed by the launch of a national advertising campaign in 1997. The industry obviously liked what it saw as Castilian Imports experienced exponential sales growth during the period - more than 800% between 1992 and 1999. Further strengthening its position in the home accents market, the company opened its own national showroom at the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point, NC in 1999. By this time, Castilian Imports was also represented by its regional sales force through showrooms in other major mart buildings across the country, including AmericasMart Atlanta, the Dallas Market Center, San Francisco Market Center and the L.A. Mart. Today, Castilian Imports is in the process of expanding its facilities to keep pace with the rapid growth. A 10-acre site in Houston was acquired in 2000 and construction to begin in March 2002 on a new office and warehouse. In addition, the company continues to fine-tune and enhance its operations to insure that customers always receive the quality designs and customer service that have become the company's hallmarks. From the Castilian Imports Web Site.
PO box 126
New London, NC 28127
tel: (704) 463-5644
fax: (704) 463-1108
Whether it's residential or contract, the sturdy quality of Casual Creations will keep you dreaming of far off resorts for years. The frames are warranted for lifetime, the finish for 5 years and the cushions/slings/straps for 1 year.
15000 S. Broadway, Gardena, CA 90248.
(800)824-8228, (310)323-0105, Fax (310)538-1221
I heard they went out of business November, 2004. If this is incorrect please let me know. They were known for lamps, vases, pedestals and occasional tables in Southwestern, Native American, Art Deco,and contemporary styles.
PO BOX 1359
CLEVELAND, TN 37364
Tel: (423) 476-8544
What a cool name for a company. It puts you in the right frame of mind for laying back with an ice cold Coke and a movie or maybe relaxing with a favorite book. Before long you're snnzzzzzz.... Motion upholstery. Choose from traditional, contemporary and country styles. Considered a promotional line.
9020 Palmetto Parkway
N. Charleston, SC 29456
Cebu is a wicker and rattan importer for indoor and outdoor use. More than 80 years of experience enables them to offer a good selection of styles, and combine that with the latest in technology for durability and comfort. Choose from Loom and Vinyl all-weather wicker for outdoor use and limited exposure natural wicker for indoor use. Their products include bedroom and dining. The loom wicker in case you wondered is the tightly woven product that looks like a small-weave basket. In October of 2003 Cebu merged with Whitecraft to become Cebu Outdoor, a division or partner with Whitecraft.
CENTURY FURNITURE CO
AL PO Box 608, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 328-1851
fax: (828) 328-2176
tel: (800) 852-5552 (To purchase a catalog only)
One of the last family-owned manufacturers of high quality furniture ranging from contemporary to reproduction, casegoods to upholstery. The casegoods division specializes in bedroom, dining room and occasional with 16 groups. The number of items in each collection ranges from 40 to over 100! The upholstery division offers a broad selection of products in traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles with more than 2,000 fabrics to choose from. The chair division has more than 100 chairs in over 40 finishes and the same 2000 fabrics. The leather division offers more than 140 styles including recliners and sectionals in a wide variety of quality leathers. Call or write for a free brochure. Only the finest construction techniques are used throughout the Century line so you can be assured of the highest quality and great value for your money. Century is recognized world-wide as one of the top brand names manufacturing high-end furniture, and for good reason. For years, their collections have set the standard for style, quality and value. Dating back to my first years in the industry I remember the stunning Sutton Collection that took my breath away with it's detail and sheer beauty. Over the years Century came out with winner after winner - the British National Trust Collection, Oscar de la Renta, Silk Road, Coeur de France and Sun Valley.
481 W. Main St., Avon, MA 02322.
(508)588-2300, Fax (508)587-7592
For over 50 years, Chapman has been supplying lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, furniture and decorative accessories to the design industry. When you see the name Chapman, you can be confident that the quality reflects years of trust in the furniture and design industry.
CHARLES P. ROGERS
55 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Still hand making beds the old fashioned way: using pure, heavy gauge brass tubing and solid brass castings. Using the same techniques their grandfathers did, the company has been producing classic design reproductions since 1855. Sold exclusively through company stores and over the Internet.
251 Industrial Park Dr, Boone, NC 28607.
tel: (828) 264-0100
Fax: (828) 264-5901
Handmade wrought iron furniture built in much the same way it was generations ago. The first thing everyone looks for in metal are occasional tables, and Charleston Forge has them: traditional, contemporary, and eclectic. But they also have Baker's racks, bookcases and TV stands in contemporary and traditional designs with metal, glass and oak shelves. Also choose from sleigh beds, canopy beds and poster beds, Shaker style barstools with swivel seats, contemporary dining chairs, quilt racks, settees, pedestals and much more. An all around line for the hot look in metal. Available in 10 metal finishes, 7 oak finishes. Custom colors are available as well as custom metal work. Charleston Forge recently invested in a finishing system which, according to their president, "is not only 100% environmentally safe, but will also provide the most durable baked-on finish available." The story of how this company rose from near bankruptcy to leader in the metal industry is an inspiring tale that should be in the Reader's Digest. Their blood, sweat and tears have produced a great product made with integrity and pride. This company made a fine reputation the old fashioned way- "They earned it." They especially deserve your consideration today because of their committment to continue manufacturing their products, at a competitive price, in the U.S.. Although price is certainly important when considering your next purchase, you should also consider that in this category especially, metal, the flood of inferior quality imports is making companies like Charleston Forge prove to be an exceptional value.
CHARTER TABLE COMPANY
PO Box 422, Conover, NC 28613.
Occasional table line. Solid mahogany, solid brass hardware. Chippendale and Hepplelwhite style. Although they only make 18 pieces, this small company proves you don't have to be a giant in the industry to put out a beautiful, well made line of tables.
1838 Eastchester Dr., S-106
High Point, NC 27265
Chateau D'Ax is a division of the parent company located in Italy. Theyir address in case you want to go there to see them is: Via Nazionale Dei Giovi, 159, 20030 Lentate Sul Seveso, Milano, Italy. 011.39.0362.5301. They make leather furniture and period chairs.
4 Poplar St
Amesbury, MA 01913
Fax: (978) 388-0404
Although they only started in business in 1994, Chatham Furniture is already putting pressure on older, more established companies because of their emphasis on making solid wood furniture, in the U.S., at great prices and in a good selection of styles. The list of their construction features is impressive: 3/4" solid wood tops, sides and drawer fronts - no veneers. Tongue and groove construction and extra strong mortise and tenon joints. Corners are mitered for invisible joinery, their bases are a full-base construction, something not usually seen in this price range. All drawers are sanded, stained, sealed & lacquered inside with a snag-free finish that protects your clothes. Chatham uses solid brass hardware, not plated and a floating construction, a technique that prevents warping and "racking." Those are just some of the hidden details which give each piece its own unique look, a hand-made quality at a mass-assembly price. For the full list of quality features check out their web site.
PO Box 399
Gastonia, NC 28052
tel: (704) 867-5926
fax: (704) 868-3005
Reflecting a graceful way of living, Chelsea House is a family owned business that believes hospitality is still important, beauty transcends time, and that nothing takes the place of hand-craftsmanship. Their magnificent line of reproductions and original artistry includes furniture, lamps, chandeliers, garden decor, decorative accessories, art and needlepoint pillows.
Division of Mohasco, PO Box 126, Senatobia, MS 38668.
(662) 562-8203, Fax (800)336-1651
One of the most popular names in the business, Chromcraft has been making kitchen and casual dining furniture down in Mississippi for many years. You can use this furniture in any setting from formal to casual country.
816 13th St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
828.345.1880, fax 828.345.0818
Cibola has traveled the world looking for a wealth of rich and warm leather, fabrics and occasional furniture. Detail is what makes Cibola stand out from all others. Intricate stitching, delicate carvings, soft hides, unusual nail trim, a tuck here, a curve there - all represent the quality, detail and art of Cibola craftsmanship. Inspired by lavish English estates, quaint French villages, urban lofts, country cottages and exotic island retreats by the sea, Cibola is committed to bring their customers heirloom quality furniture that is among the very finest in the world.
214 Industrial Road, Greensburg, KY 42743.
(502)932-4273, Fax (502)932-4275
Hand crafted line of rattan furniture including bedroom, dining room, rockers, recliners, sleepers, wall units, desks and bar stools.
PO Box 1030, 2009 Fulton Place, High Point, NC 27263.
(336)886-4191, Fax (336)841-7122
Contemporary and traditional upholstery. Four companies in one: Classic Gallery, Classic Traditions, Signature Collection, and Leather By Design. Each division has a specific focus which helps them keep design and value within the goals of the company. They also have a line of kid's furniture such as chairs and sofas that are scaled just for the little ones. Their newest addition is Inch By Inch, Furniture Built to Fit. You choose the sectional, the fabric, the options, then tell them how big you want it. I know you're thinking, "I don't have to go from store to store looking for the right size? I can just tell them what I need?" You got it.
PO Box 2404, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 328-2046
fax: (828) 324-6212
Leather upholstery. Styles include contemporary to traditional, sofas, lounge chairs, wing chairs, occasional chairs, bar stools, office and executive seating, and sectionals. Choose from more than 20 types of leather in over 170 colors. Classic Leather offers a 10 year warranty on most leathers.
900 John C Watts Dr., Nicholasville, KY 40356.
(606)885-3384, Fax (606)887-2195
Bedroom, dining room, occasional and upholstery in rattan. Quality features include: screws instead of nails or staples, close fitting joints, consistent sizing of rattan at joints, joints wrapped for strength and appearance, high pressure laminated table tops, seats made of oak then glued and doweled, seat springs instead of webbing, all fabrics pattern matched.
CLASSIC SLEEP PRODUCTS
8214 Wellmoor Court
Jessup, MD 20794
tel: (410) 904-0006
fax: (301) 498-6149
Some of you kids will be too young to remember this, but back when the Beatles were hot it was also groovy to sleep on a waterbed. That's when Classic Corporation got their start, 1971, a great year by any standards. Everyone should experience a king-size single bag waterbed at some time in their life just to see how far we've come. It's like visiting Colonial Williamsburg, or Historic Deerfield, or an old Spanish Mission. "Wow," the kids say, "people actually lived like that?" Yes, and they thought it was bad. (Bad as in the sense it is used today, bad means good.) Anyway I digress. Classic Corporation was one of the leaders in the industry back then making waterbeds and waterbed products. You don't see too many waterbeds these days, and you see even fewer waterbed manufacturers. Fortunately, at least with one company, the concept of floating off to sleep on a cushion of water, or even air, has been kept alive. In 2000, Comfort Classics underwent a reinvention of itself to become Classic Sleep Products. A company driven by technology, innovative products and doing what they know best - sleep. They introduced a new line of latex and elastic memory foam mattresses in eight levels of comfort and price. The top mattress is covered with the finest cotton products from Belgium and filled with Joma wool from New Zealand. Check out their site for a dealer in your area. Although you probably haven't heard of them, they compete head to head with the best advertised names selling adjustable air mattress and adjustable beds, yes they also make tube design water beds. AND, hold it, and, I must add, this is the cool part, if you long for the good old days of drifting off to sleep while dreaming you're quietly floating in a raft down a lazy meandering river on a warm summer night, Classic Sleep Products still makes six different hardside waterbeds. Forget the sleep number system, forget the coils and springs and wires, this is pure waterbed cool.
A Division of LADD
PO Box 100, Hickory, NC 28603.
(828)495-2200, Fax (828)495-2260
Medium price traditional, formal, country and casual upholstery manufacturer. Clayton Marcus offers you 1 000 fabrics to put on a large variety of sofas, loveseats, chairs, sleepers and recliners that you can customize with skirt, cushion and tailoring options. Clayton Marcus doesn't claim to make high end furniture, but they insist that with all of their features, they are a whole lot better than many companies in their price range. Eight-way double cone springs in the seats, 5/4 double-doweled, glued and screwed joints, and generous padding and cushioning on corners arms and backs. They have a great web page where you can see their "inside" construction. Of course, that never substitutes for actually getting out there and sitting on the furniture. They are certain that if you will just give them a try you won't look any further.
PO Box 220, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
(800)752-6104, (704)732-1151, Fax (800)745-2258
Born over 100 years ago from the vision of entrepreneur and founder John Cochrane. John recognized opportunity to open a wood product manufacturing facility that could produce showcases and mantels. He became an instant success as mantels were sold by the trainload. By the early 1930's, the production of dining room furniture constructed of oak and pine assumed the role of leading product. As sales increased, the demand for early American dining room came into the picture and hard maple became the predominant material. Today's Cochrane Furniture Company has a much more diversified line that includes bedroom and upholstery with wood materials such as maple, oak, cherry and ash. Their reputation for excellent mid priced quality and value come from ageless construction techniques coupled with skill and pride of the craftsman. Construction techniques include:all wood drawer construction with finished interior; English and French dovetails drawers with wood on wood drawer glides; full wood dust proofing and wood backs on all cases; solid wood floating construction to permit the natural movement of tops, sides, door and bed panels reducing the splitting of wood during season changes.
1290 Creditstone Road, Unit 2
P.O Box 154
Concord, Ontario , L4K 5T7
Tel: (416) 642-9398
Fax: (905) 660-2228
North American competition for the Italian leather market. Medium price, medium quality helps them compete head to head with the mass produced imported Italian leather products being sold all over the US as leather for the average consumer.
A family business, Coja was founded in Holland more than 75 years ago, and established an enviable reputation throughout Europe for beautiful styling, meticulous workmanship. consistency and reliability. They came to Canada in 1986 with three generations of fine leather expertise behind them. Coja Canada is a success story of youth, ambition, style sense and integrity. Today, Coja ships all over the world.
They use three types of seat construction depending on the frame style. No-sag with springs spaced no more than 5" apart, (that's good) a drop-in coil system with 12 coils per seat, (that's better) and an 8-way hand-tied spring system with 12 coils per seat (that's best.)
145 Cedar Lane
Englewood, NJ 07631
COLONIAL FURNITURE CO
PO Box 117
Freeburg, PA 17827
Colonial American bedroom, dining room, and occasional in solid Appalachian Wild Cherry. Drawers are made of solid oak and fully dovetailed into solid cherry fronts. All joints are hand-fitted and hand-finished.
With Colonial Furniture, you can own classically designed furniture created by expert craftsmen for lasting value. As models for our interpretations, they have selected styles that have been respected and admired for centuries.
Today, fine wood and the dedicated craftsmanship necessary to transform it into classic furniture are becoming increasingly difficult to find. In each piece of furniture, Colonial Furniture's combination of timeless design, precise craftsmanship, and fine wood produce an investment worth passing down through generations.
2721 Brookfield Ave
Dallas Tx 75235
"Functional Artwork for Living"
Colorado Forge creates Hand Forged furnishings,lighting, and accessories by the old world technology of blacksmithing. Whether it is the Fireplace screen, the chandelier,or a bed, each piece is developed and carefully designed with the immence passion they have for their craft and the enormous pride you will have owning it and displaying the art.
AL After 34 years in business, they had to close in 2006. The company put out a letter to their customers stating that the flood of Asian imports, and the consolidation of retail stores is putting a crushing burden on American manufacturers. They did everything possible to cut costs and consolidate but they are fighting a losing battle. It is a real shame to see the end of a fine company like Comfort Designs.
COMITTI OF LONDON
O. Comitti & Son Ltd.
656 Forest Road
Walthamstow London E17 3ED
Tel: +44 (0)20 8509 0011
Fax: +44 (0)20 8521 3320
The Columbia Clock Company
1403, Edgewood Drive
Holland Michigan 49424 USA
Tel/Fax: (616) 399-0872
Or: (800) 365-1403
Onorato Comitti, the founder of the company, came to England in 1845. As a skilled instrument maker he sought a new future in the land that was enjoying unprecedented prosperity generated by the Industrial Revolution. Mr Comitti established his workshops in London as a maker of barometers and related instruments and in a very short time his beautiful products were gracing the homes of discerning customers. It was during the late Victorian period that the company diversified into clockmaking. Many of the styles made in these early days continue to be available today. They are recognized as English classics and sought after as valuable antiques. Comitti remains a family run business. Today, the company is run by the grandsons of George Barker who married Louisa Comitti and joined the business in the 1890s. The Managing Director, Simon Barker, believes that the longevity of the business and its continued success is a tribute to the policy of carefully blending age-old craft skills with the most up to date technology, and the family nature of the company. “From generation to generation, we have looked to develop our skills and design a collection of clocks and barometers that will satisfy the aspirations and needs of our customers. We take great pride in our reputation for integrity, quality and service; indeed, we regard it as an imperative for our continued success in the next millennium.” Quotes and content from the factory website.
932 Mill Street
Jasper, IN 47546
Tel: (800) 622-5661
Fax: (812) 482-1548
Commercial grade desks, bookcases, metal chairs, lounge furniture, benches and seating for children. Community is a division of Jasper Seating.
Division of Shermag, 2171 King St. West, Sherbrooke, Quebec, CN J1J 2G1
(800)363-2635, Fax (819)566-8985
Wood glider rockers with upholstered cushion seats and backs. All the "Windsor" backs are steam bent and and most of the rockers use a "no sag" seat construction.
410 4th Street SW.,PO Box 759 Conover, NC 28613
828-464-0251, Fax 828-465-4535
CONOVER CHAIR opened it's doors in 1927 with the idea of making a finely crafted, quality product at an affordable price. Over 70 years later, generations of skilled artisans are still hard at work creating our quality upholstery. All of their labor and finely tuned skills are most evident in the attention to detail, smooth padding and crisp tailoring. Less evident, though even more important, are the time honored methods and state of the art materials used to create these beautiful products. The end result is lasting beauty that is certain to be enjoyed for years to come.
58164 Steiner Dr.
Goshen, IN 46528
Fax: (574) 534-5038
From their website: "The Conrad Grebel Furniture Collection is a network of several small Amish & Mennonite woodshops located in Northern Indiana. Our unique network of meticulously chosen craftsmen works together to make some of the finest solid oak, cherry, and maple furniture available on the market today. Our craftsmen are some of the most remarkable woodworkers in the industry. Because of our quality standard, we are able to offer genuine heirloom furniture that you can pass on for generations.
Chad Gascho, founder and President of The Conrad Grebel Furniture Collection, was raised in the Mennonite Church where he and his wife Tera, along with their two children, are active to this day. Their Christian faith has always been very important to them and because of that faith, their values are represented in the quality of their furniture. In the Amish & Mennonite tradition, heirlooms become more priceless with each generation who inherits them. Chad’s goal with The Conrad Grebel Furniture Collection is to pass on the heirloom tradition by providing the finest handmade furniture so that other families too can pass an heirloom down to their next generations."
KEYWORDS: Amish Furniture
115 Cooper Classics Lane
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Accent tables, mirrors, lamps and accessory tables. Design style includes traditional, shaker and some contemporary.
156 Industrial Drive
Bradford, VT 05033
I like companies like Copeland. Family owned and operated with a strong work ethic, committment to the local community and a desire to make a quality products at an affordable price. Copeland started in 1976 making cider presses for orchards in the Vermont area. Like most furniture companies making a quality product they quickly moved to bedroom, dining room, media centers, occasional and home office. Today Copeland is producing maple, cherry and walnut furniture in designs that capitalize on the resurgence of the Arts and Crafts, Shaker, Mission and Scandinavian movements. They have one of the best "virtual" factory tours on-line that I've seen.
2417 E 24th St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90058
323.587.3101, 323.589.2769 FAX
Brass beds, painted beds and brass accessories.
PO Box 398
Denton, NC 27239
(336) 859-5289 fax
Family owned manufacturer of high end traditional furniture. Founded as Councill Craftsmen by Fred & Hope Councill in 1973, Councill began as a builder of high quality 18th century reproduction furniture. Through the intervening years, Councill has successfully expanded into other categories of wood furniture, executive office furniture, upholstered chairs, and fully skirted upholstery. Unfortunately, Councill enforces MRP.
7601 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Fax: (301) 926-9198
Teak garden furniture - Well-reputed for its commitment to the highest standards of design, quality and customer service, Country Casual celebrates over 25 years as a designer of solid teakwood garden furnishings. Country Casual designs, while respecting tradition, have been adapted to today's lifestyles and complement our wide range of historically based furniture. Superbly crafted of kiln-dried teak, with mortise and tenon joinery, Country Casual furnishings are constructed for optimum strength and durability. Solid teakwood (Tectona grandis), is a durable hardwood with high oil content that performs beautifully in any climate. Maintenance free without paint or preservatives, natural teak weathers to a silvery grey patina when exposed to the elements. Products include benches, tables, chairs, swings, umbrellas, recliners, trash receptacles, planters, and modular trelliswork. Call 1-800-284-8325 or visit www.countrycasual.com to request a catalogue.
COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE
a division of Hearst Communications
The definition of country has undergone a significant change in the past decade. No longer ducks, chickens and gingham cloth, country design is now broad enough to include an 1800's Bucks County, Pennsylvania farm house or a reproduction of a Swedish cottage in Nebraska. Despite this eclectic approach to comfort and warmth, country still has a distinctive look that can be defined. Country Living magazine takes you through this wonderful world each month with regular departments like "What Makes It Country", "Country Icons", "'Cross Country" and "Decorating".
COUNTRY MANOR FURNITURE
1206 East Main St
Maiden, NC 28650-1529
I could spend weeks driving around Berks County Pennsylvania. The old stone houses, the farm buildings, the gardens, everything about it is so untouched and unspoiled. I hope the town council manages to hold the developers off as long as possible, it would be a shame to see this beautiful slice of American life turned into tacky track houses. How did I get on that? Oh, yeah. Right there in the middle of Berks County is this wonderful antique store that I could spend hours and hours browsing through. Just to breath the air slows life down and puts things into a better perspective. Well, anyway, a couple weeks ago I was walking through the store and I kept stopping at their upholstered pieces. They were beautiful in their simplicity and so perfect for the store because of their design and fabrics. I assumed they were custom made because the quality looked so good. Surprise suprise. I found out they were made by Country Manor Furniture in Maiden, North Carolina. The store owner was kind enough to let me look at their catalog. Everthing in there looked like it came straight out of an antique store, only instead of having to buy an actual antique that couldn't be sat on for fear of falling apart, this furniture was made to be lived in. And the fabrics... perfect. The colors and the patterns make time stand still.
22 Elizabeth Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Fax: (203) 855-0181
Gustavian Style handmade reproductions of Classic Swedish interiors. Includes bedroom, dining room accessories and childrens furniture as well as several museum reproduction pieces.
220 10th Street SW
P.O. Box 1208
Hickory, NC 28603
Tel: (828) 327-4123
Fax: (828) 327-9556
Cox Manufacturing is a fully upholstered accent furniture line made in Hickory, North Carolina since 1932. Through their website, you can see samples of their furniture line and locate the dealer nearest to your home. Decorators and designers love Cox because they make fabulous products at great prices that they can cover with fabrics of their own choice. Although Cox has a good selection of fabrics they like to deal with COM (Customers Own Material). This is one of the few places where you can find not just one or two but a large selection of fabric covered benches and slipper chairs and tables.
PO Box 428, Mebane, NC 27302.
tel: (919) 563-1212
fax: (919) 563-4082
Solid mahogany 18th century reproductions. Chippendale, Sheraton, Duncan Phyfe, Queen Anne, and Hepplewhite in dining room, bedroom, and occasional. Some of the construction techniques used by Craftique are hopelessly behind the technology of today, and Craftique is proud of that. Things like back panels fastened with brass screws instead of staples, "blocking"; every drawer bottom, hand rubbing all sides of a cabinet not just the top, and then there are the English dovetail joints (for you cabinet makers-the finest and strongest possible) and fully rabbetted drawer fronts. Through dozens of steps, a finish is applied that should last for many generations, which is exactly what Craftique had in mind. Mass production work is unheard of here, only hand craftsmenship and the finest attention to detail. Their best known lifestyle collections include the Thomas Day Collection and the Biltmore Collection.
PO Box 617, Maiden, NC 28650-0617.
Solid wood occasional tables. Styles include: country, French, transitional, European, Georgian, traditional cherry, and others. Many items can be shipped UPS which helps cut down on freight costs. Craftmark Convertibles is a line of sleepers and matching loveseats. Most sleeper styles come as twin, full or queen size, tight, loose, or attached pillow back, and have a matching loveseat with coil spring base construction.
PO Box 759
(828) 632-9786, (828) 632-0301 FAX
Upholstered furniture, all styles.
PO Box 2187, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 328-5631
fax: (828) 328-9816
Motion. Made great, looks great, feels great. Incliners, recliners, tilt-back chairs, sleep sofas, & sectionals with motion. Craftwork has them all. In contemporary, traditional and transitional.
1021 Allen St., PO Box 688, Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 661-9100, Fax (716) 661-9157
Traditional solid American hardwood since 1883. Bedroom, dining room and occasional. Crawford provides true value in furniture; you don't need a lot of money to buy a lot of furniture. Crawford now offers curio cabinets and secretaries in solid wood with a cherry finish, or hand decorated oriental chinoiserie.
CREATIONS AT DALLAS
11939 Denton Drive
Dallas, TX 75234
Tel: (972) 241-4171
Fax: (972) 243-3447
Acrylic occasional and accent tables.
CREATIVE METAL AND WOOD
112 Todd Court, Thomasville, NC 27360.
(336)475-9400, Fax (336)475-9445
Since 1954, Creative Metal and Wood have been making custom metal and wood furniture using only the finest quality materials available. Creative makes it any way you want it in virtually any size you want it. They use laminated woods, solid woods, stainless steel, wrought iron, brass, and Roseburg chip core.
CRESENT FINE FURNITURE
PO Box 1438
Gallin, TN 37066
Solid cherry, maple, oak and mahogany bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture.
CRYSTAL CLEAR GALLERIES
2 Bergen Turnpike, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660.
(201)229-0200, Fax (201)229-4297
For over 30 years, they've been making stunning crystal table lamps, night lights, ceiling lights, floor lamps and wall lighting. Made from 24% full lead crystal to bring out the beauty and radiance of any setting. Many of their lamps are hand-cut and mouth blown.
CTH SHERRILL OCCASIONAL
2405 Highland Ave NE, PO Drawer 189
Hickory, NC 28603. (828) 322-2640, (828) 324-8207 fax
Sherrill has been in the occasional table and accessory business for many years. They produce fine quality products you can be proud to own and display. Mirrors, consoles, entertainment centers, bombe chests, occasional chairs, bakers racks, metal occasional items. Styles range from traditional to contemporary in wood, metal and stone.
CURREY & CO
50 Best Friend Road
Atlanta, GA 30340
tel: (678) 533 - 1500
fax: (678) 533 - 1499
Chandeliers, furniture, wall sconces table lamps, floor lamps and garden furniture. This is a lovely line with great looks throughout. You can trust the quality because it is designed to be sold in the finer furniture stores and through high-end decorators. Don't let that scare you though, their prices are reasonable and the selection is excellent. I've sold their products for many years and my customers have always been satisfied. They have a broad eclectic look which blends easily with almost any home decor. Although the online catalog is not very extensive, you will get the idea that many of the beautiful homes you see featured in magazines use this kind of furniture and accessories to give the special touch that really sets them apart.
D R KINCAID CHAIR CO
3122 Sheely Rd
Lenoir, NC 28645
D&F WICKER RATTAN IMPORTS
1050 Route 46
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Traditional and casual wicker and rattan designs. Upholstery, bedroom, rockers, dinettes, settees, porch swings, tea carts, bookcases, etegeres, desks and bars, lamps and daybeds.
D-SCAN - THE DANWOOD COLLECTION
Hwy 58 West, PO Box 1067, South Boston, VA 24592.
(800)932-2006, (804)575-0900, Fax (804)575-0946
Contemporary bedroom, library wall units, bookcases, entertainment centers and home office, teen bedroom, stairstep bookcases, office chairs and multi-purpose carts. They make very sturdy furniture with a clean modern design. The Danwood Collection is a popular priced collection of unique library walls, bookcases, entertainment walls, home office and bedroom. The Danwood Collection is crafted from top grade hardwood veneers in teak, natural oak, natural maple, Black, traditional and natural cherry and a melamine finish in white. This collection is ready to assemble with the finest hardware all built on the 32 mm system to allow you to add even more custom options.
If you're looking for a work environment that is multi-functional, durable and comfortable, D-Scan has the solution. The Danwood Collection will allow you to have that kind of home office.
Create a distinguished look and work center with items from the Danwood Collection. Completely modular, this collection offers the flexibility of adapting easily to fit your needs. From a computer desk for your child's room to a wrap around work center for your home office, the Danwood Collection has what is right for you.
The library wall system comes with lots of accessories that lets you customize it to fit your needs. Whether you choose decorative mouldings, light kits, ladder kits, raised panel doors or glass doors, the options are endless.
The Shaker Home Office Collection will bring warmth into your home office. This collection offers free standing office components that allow you to add to your system easily as your needs change. Constructed of one inch tops and solid wood legs, this collection offers style and function.
This is just a sample of what the Danwood Collection has to offer. Let the knowledgeable staff at a retailer very near you design a room just for you.
DALE TIFFANY INC
12866 Ann St., #2, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.
(562)903-4500, Fax (562)906-5200
Exquisite designer lamps in stained glass and hand made designs. "I remember the first time I ever sold a tiffany lamp," a salesman told us. "The customer looked through a catalog and picked out a beautiful design." "I'll take this one." she said, before she even asked about the price. "I pulled out the price list and my jaw dropped when I saw that this little lamp sold for $1800. The customer was delighted and without flinching said, 'I'll take two.'"
2402 Shore Drive, P.O. Box 7614, High Point, NC 27264.
Professional office furniture for the workplace.
Also known as Game Room Furniture and Mikhail Darafeev
13467 Dalewood Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706.
These people are having way too much fun! Game tables and chairs, bars and barstools and pub tables.
212 S. 14th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: (225) 343-1739
Fax: (225) 344-2973
The word Dauphine is French and is the title given to the wife of the future King. It is also the name of a street in the New Orleans French Quarter, the city where the company's owners were living when Dauphine Mirror Company was founded. Considering the poor quality of materials used by most mirror companies today to cut costs, it is a pleasure to tell consumers how Dauphine makes their mirrors. They use kiln dried wood which helps prevent warping and splitting. This is in contrast to the plastic or blown-poly used by many companies. (Which by the way, are almost impossible to repair or refinish.) From here I think you would enjoy a quote from their web site, "Using centuries old carving techniques, each frame is hand crafted, requiring up to five weeks to complete. All finishes are applied by hand. Gilt finishes incorporate fine sheets of gold metal leaf imported from Italy. Once gilded, the frames are rubbed to allow the "bole" to peek through and then "antiqued" through the use of various patinas. Because each frame is hand finished, there will be a slight variation in every piece. If a pair of any item is ordered, they will be finished by the same craftsman simultaneously to ensure consistency. They bevel every mirror that can or should be beveled. The only time that a mirror is not beveled is when there is a border or ornate protrusions that would create a very sloppy appearance if we were to try and follow the border with a bevel. Beveling is done both by machine (straights) and by hand (curves)."
1407 Parker Road, Baltimore, MD 21227.
Contract and office seating for offices, waiting rooms, foyers, reception areas, lobbies, hotels, restaurants and other professional applications.
34 Indian Ridge Drive
Fax: (434) 237-5560
Traditional furniture of distinction. David Michael imports: Dining Tables, Dining chairs, Chinas & Vitrines, Sideboards, Hand Painted Furniture, Bedrooms, Chests & Credenzas, Demilunes, Library Units, Consoles & Mirrors, Desks & Occasionals, Armoires & Entertainment centers. While they don't specialize in customized finishes, they assure me they would be glad to do custom work within the parameters of their factories. David Michael imports their products from Italy, Spain and France, nothing comes from Asia.
DAVIS AND DAVIS RUGS
2900 49th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37407.
Area rug designs from traditional to contemporary, even custom designs. You choose the colors scheme for the design so each rug is unique and guaranteed to match your color program.
DAVIS CABINET COMPANY
P.O Box 60444
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
tel: (615) 244-7100
fax: (615) 244-7103
Davis Cabinet is one of my prime picks for quality furniture, made in the U.S.. They have been producing fine solid wood furniture since 1929. The history of this company's beginning and how they overcame great adversity to stay afloat despite the Great Depression and a disastrous flood is on their website and makes great reading. Davis has the distinction of still producing one of the longest continuous production furniture collections in the world, Lillian Russell. You can find the Lillian Russell collection as well as their other distinctive groups on the website. I highly recommend this company if you're in the market for a traditional victorian, french or American look.
Po Box 336
Houlka, MS 38850
No information. Does anyone know anything about this company?
DAWSON FURNITURE CO
PO Box 111, Webb City, MO 64870
(417)673-9000, Fax (417)673-5014
They claim to be the nation's largest supplier of curved glass curios. They also make one of the only steamer trunks and carpenter trunks produced in the US of A.
PO Box 1217
1220 Fulp Industrial Road
South Boston, VA 24592.
We heard August 8, 2001 that Daystrom had ceased production and canceled all orders at the factory. Sounds like they are out of business, or reorganizing. If anyone knows different please let us know. Thanks. (Started in 1933. This promotional priced line of kitchen and casual dining sets, offers Contemporary or traditional wood and metal tables and chairs as well as tile top tables, Mission style and Colonial style designs.)
DECOR-REST FURNITURE LTD
511 Chrislea Road
Woodbridge, Ontario, AL L4L 8N6
Tel: (905) 856-5956
Tel2: (905) 856-2034
50 Chestnut St
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel: (203) 531-1500
Fax: (203) 531-1590
Third generation importers of high-end furniture and accessories. They originally brought most of their products in from Italy, but as the availability for exciting and beautifully crafted items shifted to other countries, The Cohns eventually expanded to focus on key areas that brought the look and special touch that made Decorative Crafts a hit with customers and decorators. Today the line includes the Furniture Collection from Italy, The Furniture Collection from the Orient lamps and accessories from various locations featuring solid brass and hand-painted tole. Decorative Crafts is a great line to find a wonderful selection of decorative screens, chests, credenzas, tables, consoles mirrors, chandeliers and sconces.
P.O. Box 6
South Pasadena, CA 91031-0006
tel: (323) 751-8934
fax: (323) 751-8936
Manufacturer of high end metal dining, occasional and hospitality furniture. Their specialty is custom work. Decotech appeals to the contemporary customer looking for kitchen, dinette and bar stool with comfort and durability. Decotech has simplified the ordering process by assigning one price to many items irregardless of the finish or upholstery. Started by one of the founders of Cal-Style, Decotek has all of the comfort, quality and service that set Cal-Style apart before it's long slide into oblivion.
1923 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92714.
(714)251-8929, Fax (714)251-8921
DENUNZIO, H. A.
40 Scitico Rd., PO Box 508, Sommersville, CT 06072
(860)749-2281, Fax (860)763-2028
Accessories and wall decor. Denunzio has two web sites. One for their dealers. and one for consumers.
220 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10001.
(201)229-0200, Fax (201)229-4297
Lighting and decorative accessories.
PO Box HP-3, High Point, NC 27261.
A division of Lea, a Ladd company, Design Horizons makes promotional bedroom furniture.
152 19TH STREET SE
HICKORY, NC 28602
Fax: (828) 324-2706
A fabulous source for dining chairs and barstools. The current line includes more than fifty dining chairs, seven barstools and more than thirty styles of table bases ( most with multiple glass sizes.) Choose from over one hundred twenty five chair fabrics and twenty five leathers. Finish the wood with your choice of nine standard and eight premium selections add the casters that help you roll the chairs around and then top off your custom creation with fringes, tassels, ropes and contrasting fabrics. What makes DesignMaster worth the extra price above the department stores and chain store chairs that sell for less? You really get what you pay for. Frames are made of 5/4" solid hardwood, back rails are 2" solid wood and all corner blocks are glued and screwed on inside angles. Seat construction is no-sag outside backs are double padded and tailoring is done with the greatest attention to detail.
10815 Wheatlands Ave # J
Santee, CA 92071
Entertainment centers. Construction includes 3/4 wood veneer surfaced high density furniture board.
Box 310, Dillon, SC 29536.
(803)774-4124, Fax (803)774-5813
Contemporary shaker/mission mid-priced home entertainment centers, wall units and bedroom. Features laminated surfaces in a fantastic array of finishes and colors, Dillon is the perfect solution for those who want a contemporary look without stepping down in quality.
145 Gruner Rd
Buffalo, NY 14227
Fax: (800) 724-3463
Specializes in kitchen and casual dining in a variety of styles and finishes. Heard they were going out of business in March of 2005.
PO Box 2005, High Point, NC 27261.
(336)841-3209, Fax (336)841-3976
Fine quality contemporary upholstery.
PO Box 397
I-40 Exit 133
Conover, NC 28613
Fax: (828) 464-9240
Great quality leather upholstery company with a full range of designs and leather colors. They are just below the high end companies in price but very close in quality. They have over 23 years of experience as leather specialists. They back up their quality with a ten year warranty on construction. This isn't hard to do because they use harwood frames, dowelled with corner blocks glued and screwed in place. When you compare the higher price of Distinction with a similar look in a mail order catalog or a department store you have to remember that with Distinction you are really going to get what you pay for. Five year warranty on the top grain European leather, two year warranty on cushions and a one year warranty on recliner and sleeper mechanisms. Distinction has over 30 sleepers available, all with 5 inch thick Restonic mattresses. If you want options you have nine different brass nails to choose from, leather pillows in kidney, round square and transitional shapes and three different cushion core options. Bottom line: before you get dazzled by the low price of import leather furniture, compare the quality, compare the choices and remember that dollar for dollar, the "Made In The USA" value of Distinction beats the competition hands down.
Via XIV Marzo 1848 No.6
70032 Bitanto (BA), Italy
(775) 827-1828, (775) 827-2179 FAX
Italian Leather upholstery
DMI FURNITURE CO
One Oxmoor Place
101 Bullitt Lane
Louisville, KY 40222
(502)426-4351, Fax (502)429-6285 DMI Furniture is a vertically integrated manufacturer, importer, and marketer of office and residential furniture. Their primary product lines include home office and computer workstations; desk chairs; commercial office furniture collections; casual lifestyle furniture; and collections of better quality, wood residential furniture. They've been in operation since 1911. DMI is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, where they own and operate three furniture production plants, a logging operation, a saw mill and dimension parts plant, as well as a component part fabrication facility - all located in southern Indiana. Their import sources include many factories throughout Asia and Latin America.
4000 Redondo Beach Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
(310)643-7200, Fax (310)536-0626
Manufacturer of kitchen and casual dining sets. They feature a wide range of designs and finishes.
See Fashion Bed Group
DREXEL HERITAGE FURNISHINGS INC.
1925 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC 27265
From the classic shapes of 18th century to the casual comforts of American Country, Drexel Heritage offers you more variety in style and price than you can imagine. Selecting furniture is about making yourself at home . . . . creating an environment that's a reflection of your personal style. Drexel Heritage offers a world of choices for a world of individuals, with the assurance of quality craftsmanship from the finest brand name in the industry since 1903. Visit the Drexel Heritage web site to enjoy an exciting visual tour of their product line.
320 Dennis Street, PO Box 7657, High Point, NC 27264.
Choose from over 100 upholstery designs or design your own custom upholstery with a lifetime warranty.
450 Lambton St.
West Durham, Ontario, N0G 1R0
Tel: (519) 369-2345
Fax: (519) 369-6515
Durham makes solid wood bedroom and occasional furniture. (canada)
299 Chaput, St-Pie
Quebec, CN JOH 1WO
Fax: (514) 772-5055
Picture a young mother gently lulling her baby to sleep in a rocker that effortlessly glides back and forth. She softly sings a lullaby that begins to trail off as mom and baby drift into a relaxing sleep. Glider rockers in a wide variety of styles, finishes and fabrics. This is one of the most comfortable, well-made rockers on the market. It was only natural for them to add nursery furniture to their line.
E. J. VICTOR
PO Box 309, 110 Wamsutta Mill Road
Morganton, NC 28680. 828.437.1991, fax 828.438.0744
EARTH AND ELEMENTS
Divsion of Rowe
2121 Gardner St.
Elliston, VA 24153
Tel: (540) 444-7693
Fax: (540) 444-5101
Earth and Elements is a division of Rowe. Imagine upholstery that mimics the natural colors and textures of nature. Now imagine that upholstery isn't sold through mail order catalogs at inflated prices. Imagine that upholstery isn't of questionable origin or quality like it is from unknown Internet companies or catalogs. Imagine that upholstery is available from a company like Rowe with a long history of customer satisfaction and value. That's Earth and Elements - a collection of upholstered sofas and chairs in slipcovers and fabrics that make you feel excited about buying furniture again. Frames are made of kiln dried hardwood and wood laminate and constructed not to warp, twist or split, and best of all, they're backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The seat springs are 8-way hand-tied coil springs and the backs and decks use high-carbon steel sinuous wire springs. Both spring systems are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Earth & Elements is using a new environmentally sensitive natural product fiber for their seat cushions that we think you're going to be hearing much more about as other companies get on board.
9000 Ninth Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
tel: (909) 476-5788
fax: (909) 484-3878
The look of top design furniture without the price. Eastern Legends imports bedroom and dining room collections that are so great looking only you will know you didn't have to pay a fortune. Think of the expression, "If you can't beat them, join them." That's what Eastern Legends has done in the upper end high design category. They aren't going to overtake the top name brands so they make furniture that looks like theirs but at much lower prices. We compared a bedroom set from a leading manufacturer that retailed at $18,000 with a similar looking set from Eastern Legends. The quality was similar and the look was similar, but the Eastern Legends price was under $10,000.
parq. industrial da boavista, 1º piso Rebordões
Rua Padre Américo, 100 Agrela
Santo Tirso, 4825 -035
Tel: 00351 229 685 856
Tel2: 00351 914 518 372
Fax: 00351 229 685 856
6720 Nw 105th Lane
Parkland, FL 33076
(954) 757-6876, (954) 757-7140 FAX, email@example.com
500 Memorial Dr., Somerset, NJ 08873.
(732)302-0097, Fax (732)302-0392.
The world leader in reclining comfort. Their "Stressless" design has won numerous awards and patents. Many imitate-none compare. I've seen customers in a store walk through an area that had Ekornes-type chairs testing for the "ah" factor. Without knowing the name brands or reputation they kept going back to the Ekornes because it was clearly more comfortable. There really is something to the design that tricks the mind into saying, "OK it's time to relax." Unfortunately, as of April 2004, Ekornes is still enforcing Miniumum Retail Pricing.
1551 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831.
(714)738-8424, Fax (714)738-8298
Known as "Elden Country Affaire," these eclectic, traditional, casual and country pine pieces are perfect for filling in a room our creating a complete look.
ELEMENTS BY GRAPEVINE
PO Box 1458, Lockeford, CA 95237.
(209)727-3711, Fax (209)727-3716
Occasional furniture and accessories using a variety of materials including everything from metal, wood, glass, vines, stone and some unusual things you would never think of.
ELITE / MASTERCRAFT LAMP CO
PO Box 591
West Memphis, AR 72301
ELITE FURNITURE MFG
PO Box 54
Thomasville, NC 27361
336.882.0406, 336.950.0454 FAX
ELITE FURNITURE/LIFESTYLE SOLUTIONS
400 N. Autumn St.
San Jose, CA 95110
408.445.3700, 4.8.445.3711 FAX
Contemporary bedroom furniture including futons.
ELITE LEATHER COMPANY
17738 Rowland St.
City of Industry, CA 91748
626.839.4400, 626.839.4651 FAX
ELITE MANUFACTURING CORP
12143 Altamar Place
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562.777.9200, 562.777.9201 FAX
Home and office desks and occasional furniture in contemporary designs. I think of them as metal sculptured art. Elite takes the hard edge off Modernism by offering furniture with classic style in the best tradition of contemporary design. They mix many materials together to achieve a look that defies imitation. Their products include barstools, occasional tables, casual dining and bars.
101 West White Street
Summit Hill, PA 18250
tel: (800) 613-3261
18201 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominquez, CA 90221
A love for antiques led Elliott's to pursue the manufacturing of antique replicas. Especially fond of brass and iron beds from the turn of the century, they collected many fine examples of the period. To share the charm of their favorite treasures with more of you, they expertly crafted only the best and most appropriate designs into today's contemporary sizes. Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for them, the owners of Elliott's have decided to retire. The company closed October 30, 2005
ELLIS HOME FURNISHINGS
PO Box 220
Asheboro, NC 27204
phone: (877) 370-8570
fax: (877) 370-8586
Former fans of Sealy of Maryland upholstery company often wondered what happened to this great manufacturer of mid-priced sleepers. One day they were making a wonderful selection of full and queen size sleepers at very competitive prices, and the next day they were gone! Well, we don't know exactly why it happened, but it turns out several years ago they changed their name to Ellis Home Furnishings and were then were bought out by Klaussner. This is good news because the basic company and their products remained intact, i.e. full and queen sleepers at very competitive prices, and they have strong financial backing to help them continue to expand and improve.
1350 Preston St, Rockford, IL 61102-2065.
(815)964-8601, Fax (815)964-8605
Using a variety of materials like solid woods, veneers, glass, metal, and an incredible variety of finishes, Ello has carved out a niche as a leading contemporary manufacturers of bedrooms, occasional, wall units and home enterntainment. Every collection has so many combinations of finishes and options, that everyone in your neighborhood could buy from Ello and none of them have the exact same look.
ELMO LEATHER OF AMERICA
312 S. Hamilton St.
Second Floor West
High Point NC 27260
Anyone know if Elmo Leather is still in business?
EMERSON ET CIE
PO Box 2236, High Point, NC 27261-2236.
(336) 883-3838, Fax (336) 883-6999
Accessory and occasional line started in 1984. Most of the designs originate in Europe. However, Emerson carefully points out that this is not European furniture, but rather, classic European designs rescaled for the American market.
Went out of business in 1998
201 E. Holly Hill Road, Thomasville, NC 27360.
(910)472-2700, Fax (910)476-8745
Custom upholstery in traditional designs.
EUROPA FINE FURNITURE
PO Box 562
101 N. Hamilton Street, Suite 121
High Point, NC 27261
Fax: (866) 438-7672
Fine English reproductions done with a quality and attention to detail that will make this furniture a desired part of any heirloom. Featuring the Wade Collection of fine furniture which has been in production for almost 100 years. The Wade Collection features exquisite reproductions available in yew, mahogany and walnut with details that have almost been lost in this decade of cheap imports. Details such as touch lighting, custom moire silk fabrics for cupboard backs, and solid wood drawer construction. Europa also features three other collections which can be viewed on their web site.
172 New Highway
N Amityville, NY 11701
(516) 789-8484, (516) 789-9343 Fax
Contemporary Italian furniture for the bedroom, dining room and wall units. It is so hard to find good Italian designs in the US these days. Excelsior has found a great niche to be in and they do their best to provide good quality products in reasonable delivery times.
PO Box 2486, 461 19th St. SE, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 324-2907
fax: (828) 327-6111
High end manufacturer of leather upholstery. Great source for office chairs and traditional style sofas and chairs.
2007 Fulton Place
High Point, NC 27263
High quality transitional and contemporary upholstered furniture. Exceptional design and craftsmanship make EXL one of the leaders in contemporary styling. With Maxie Doby's 50+ years of furniture experience, you know your piece of furniture is going to be made from the highest quality of materials and design. "Exl you have got to have it"
Exotic Furniture imports unique furniture and accessories from around the world. Our eclectic mix of product includes hand crafted Rustic Pine Furniture from Mexico, Hand painted Mexican Tile designed into functional Rustic furniture and a wide variety of Pastel Painted Mexican Pine. We also design and manufacture several collections of furniture, which we produce in the Orient. We feature a stunning Leather Trunk line, which has grown to include Leather Mirrors, Leather Trunks, Leather TV Armoires and an ever expanding collection of Leather Furniture Accessories. The appeal of our Leather Look Collection is in the excellent price/ feature values we offer. Our new Wicker Leather series is an exciting line of furniture offering a fresh look at traditional Wicker design from the Orient. You will be amazed at the excellent values at the interesting decorating ideas our New Wicker/ Leather Line opens up. Our Hand Painted Furniture features classic motifs hand painted by artisans in the Far East. The Hand Painted Furniture Collection offers incredible values at very reasonable prices. This line has particular appeal to designers and those individuals seeking a distinctive look
FAIRFIELD CHAIR CO
1331 Harper Ave. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Traditional upholstery including specialty chairs, sectionals and sleepers.
6101 Knott Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 338-1170, Fax: (714) 338-1171
Home and office furniture, bedroom, dining room, casual dining, accents and occasional.
FAITH WALK DESIGNS
10825 Barely Lane, Suite D Houston, TX 77070
(800) 324-8405, Fax: (281) 469-7866
Feel good furniture that's fun ... romantic ... cozy." That's how they describe themselves. Welcome to Faith Walk Designs. They manufacture beautiful hand painted and heirloom finished furniture and accessories. Each collection is designed by artist, Mike Sandel and carefully recreated by trained artisans one piece at a time. All pieces are distressed and sanded to a comfortable soft worn look. They currently have over 100 wood components available in eight heirloom finishes and 12 hand painted lines. The new Master's Touch collection features hand painted Old World designs reminiscent of the English Garden, Oriental florals and European landscapes. Waterfalls, winding paths, fruit and tropical palms grace sturdy functional bombe' chests wrought iron framed mirrors tables and coordinating pieces.
945 Monument Drive
Lebanon, IN 46052
Specializing in unique ceiling fans, you will find nothing ordinary about Fanimation® products. From the Belt and Pulley driven ceiling fans inspired by designs from the New Orleans French Quarter, to units such as the Islander ® ceiling fan featuring real palm leaves, the Palisade™ with its vertical rotation and the Punkah™ fan with its side to side synchronized motion, everything at Fanimation® is a special creation. Over 25 years of ceiling fan design and manufacturing experience goes into every fan. Founder Tom Frampton put together his first belt driven ceiling fan in 1973 and continues to fill the niche for those who are looking for something truly different.
FASHION BED GROUP
5950 W. 51st St, Chicago, IL 60638.
(708)458-1800, Fax (800)753-0934
Fashion Bed Group makes beds, daybeds and accessories in brass, metal, iron, wicker and wood. Choose a brass plated bed for moderately priced value or solid brass bed for your next family heirloom. Their web site has very little on it, which is a real shame. This is one very nice company with great quality and great prices.
P.O. Box 5335 High Point, NC 27262 p. 336-434-3460, f. 336-434-4059
English Country and French Provincial antique-style furniture created in England. Fauld specializes in quality new furniture which has the look and feel of antiqued and aged fine furniture. Fauld is known for their chairs, tables, servers and huntboards, dressers and bookcases. However, they are also proud of their ability to produce custom size furniture to meet customers specifications.
FERGUSON COPELAND LTD
PO Box 10
Morganton, NC 28680
tel: (828) 584-0664
fax: (828) 584-0993
Traditional and transitional styled case goods and upholstery. Founded by ex-Henredon executives, the company was established to compete with the likes of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage. Ferguson Copeland is the perfect line for finding quality pieces that can be matched and coordinated to create your own unique style.
115 year old company known for its quality construction and its numerous finishes which are hand-applied. Wicker, rattan and pine in bedroom, dining room, casual dining, occasional, entertainment centers. What sets Ficks Reed apart is their quality construction and finishes. Ficks Reed is also a licensee of the Historic Newport collection of fine merchandise.
FINE ART LAMPS
5770 Miami Lakes Drive East
Miami, FL 33014
tel: (305) 821-3850
fax: (305) 821-1564
Designers and decorators have favorite companies they like to promote. It's usually because over the years they have come to trust the quality and service the company offers and know they aren't going to be surprised, and their customer probably won't be disappointed. Fine Art Lamps is one of those companies. The salesperson always know what to expect and knows their customer will be happy too.
Founded in 1941 by Jack Blumberg, Fine Art has a long history of craftsmanship and atistry. With almost 400,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, they remain one of the largest lighting companies in North America. They are also one of only a handful of accessory companies that can legitimately claim that all their products are made in America.
Fine Art Lamps has a historical commitment to high quality. All it takes is a few minutes of admiring the fabulous finishes on beautiful crafted forms of metal, glass and resin to appreciate the talented artisans who produce these fine works. Look for new designs to come out about every three months.
FINE FURNITURE DESIGN
1107 N Main St
High Point, NC 27262
Fax: (336) 883-2376
Fine Furniture has one of the best management and design teams in the business. Geoff Beaston, formerly one of the genuises behind Lexington's success went out on his own in early 2000 and started this company.
212 S. 14th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (800) 407-9008 or (225) 408-8207
Fax: (225) 344-2974
A brilliant collection of lamps and chandeliers that combine functional art and design, courtesy of renowned New Orleans designer Paul Gruer. Flambeau unites sophisticated silhouettes with distressed finishes of gold and silver; transforming lamps into works of art.
PO Box 93507
Atlanta, GA 30377-0507
702 Russell Street, P.O. Box 65
Waldron, IN 46182
Phone: (765) 525-5265, Fax: (765) 525-5296
Flat Rock Furniture is a leading maker of hand crafted Appalachian furniture. Made in America by skilled craftsman they continue to lead in producing historic designs and new designs for collectors of this venerable American design. For over three hundred years Americans have constructed furniture from tree saplings. These naturally occurring small trees are stunted, from the shade of larger trees in the forest. They commonly are thirty to forty years old with diameters less than six inches. Abundant in supply, their dense wood is perfect for steaming and bending to create perhaps the strongest wood furniture made today. The choice specie of wood for this purpose is Hickory a dense and fibrous wood valued for its strength and durability. Known as nearly indestructible, Hickory Furniture has become prized by collectors who seek examples of early American hand crafts. Since 1986 Flat Rock Furniture has been the preferred maker of Hickory Furniture. Combining craftsmen and modern manufacturing techniques they create a superior quality rustic furniture. With renowned furniture designer Jim Peed they set the standard for rustic furniture design. By combining quality with classic rustic designs, their custom design service and Jim Peed's new designs, Flat Rock Furniture offers more choice and value than any competitors. Flat Rock Furniture is not only found in homes across America but in hotels, restaurants, resorts and private clubs throughout the world. Their broad range of designs, custom goods, fabrics and finish selections allow you to create a setting that is a pleasing, comfortable and a tasteful reflection of your style.
PO Box 877, Brunswick Industrial Block, Dubuque, IA 52001.
(319)556-7734, Fax (319)556-8345
Major manufacturer of stationary and motion upholstery. They produce just about every style from country to formal traditional. Designs include recliners, sleepers, sectionals, wing back chairs and loungers.
Florida Furniture Industries, Inc. went out of business in 2003. I understand from the Chamber of Commerce in Palatka, Florida where the factory was located, that Rooms To Go took over a lot of their inventory. Don't call Rooms To Go though asking for Florida Furniture, everything was simply absorbed into their company and I doubt anyone at a local store level would know what or who you were talking about.
Florida played an important role in the industry until they closed shop. It was chartered on August 1,1930 BY Howard L. Gardner, Sr., Fount H. Rion, Sr., and Charles M. Tanner, Jr. They started making cypress outdoor garden furniture including wooden benches, chairs, ornamental fencing and rose trellises. In 1933, with the great depression at its worst, garden furniture was considered a luxury by the consumer. About that time, because of poor sales of garden furniture, Florida Furniture converted the factory to production of kitchen, breakfast room, novelty tables, and chairs. Around 1936 they added bedroom furniture, and by 1942 the line consisted of bedroom, breakfast room, and dinette furniture. In 1942, production of furniture was sharply curtailed in order to devote production capacity to support the War effort. During this period Florida Furniture produced wooden parts for U.S. Coast Guard picket boats, and wooden machinery boxes and ammunition boxes for the U.S. Army.
After World War II the company began manufacturing only bedroom furniture and since that time Florida Furniture has been exclusively a bedroom case goods manufacturer and has become well known in the industry for all-wood construction in medium and low price ranges. At their height they employed about 700 in three manufacturing plants and sold to about 2,400 retail furniture stores, distributors, and rental companies in 40 states and Canada.
A division of Sharut, Furniture In Motion was developed to meet the ever-changing needs of tomorrow's consumer today. With Furniture in Motion™, Sharut takes their tradition of creating innovative contemporary home furniture solutions to a whole new level.
From all indications, Gabree went out of business July, 2004. We're always sorry to see any company go under, or get absorbed or fade away. Gabree imported intricate hand carved furniture of solid mahogany, and sold it at ridiculously low prices.
GAINES MANUFACTURING CO
PO Box 480, Belden, MS 38826.
(901)352-3376, Fax (901)352-3701
Leather upholstery manufacturer in a mid-price range. They make a full complement of sofas, loveseats, chairs and sectionals.
Michael Durafeev These people are having way too much fun. Game tables, bars and barstools, popcorn machines, classic automobiles converted into upholstery... they are truly innovators and presenting a great quality product.
PO Box 3007, Hayword, CA 94540.
(800)346-8811, Fax (510)789-2223
Importer of furniture, tables, accessories,wall accessories (like mirrors), lighting including chandeliers. All of these pieces are unique and hard to find. Each one looks like it was custom made for you.
5270 Valley Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
"Growing up in West Virginia, I lived in a contemporary house surrounded by tall trees and mountains. My brother and I spent many happy hours playing in an idyllic setting that includes a small, rocky creek that now bears my name—because I discovered that creek before my brother did. My love for nature and appreciation of design stems from these early days on Gat Creek. Ultimately, the days of my youth have had a significant impact on my career choices. In 1996, I purchased a small furniture company called Tom Seely, named for the founder who spent 40 years building antique reproductions, by hand out of solid wood. Because I am in the furniture business, conversations with friends often revolve around their desire to find a “different” kind of furniture. These friends are people who respect tradition but don’t necessarily want traditional furniture. What they seem to want is the quality found in antiques, but they also express a desire to find furniture with clean, uncomplicated lines. They want the beauty and warmth of wood, yet in a more straightforward type of idiom. And so, I have taken these conversations to heart. The result is a new line of handmade furniture that I feel speaks to their lifestyles, while showcasing the natural beauty and warmth of wood. While made by the Tom Seely Furniture Company, this new furniture is a total departure both in style and attitude. What we built has caught on, and now we call it Gat Creek." From the Gat Creek Website.
Gentry manufactured promotionally priced motion upholstery. They were originally based out of Ripley, MS. In July of 1999 they were acquired by Ashley Furniture of Arcadia, WI.
December, 2002. We were informed that George Kovacs is going to be going out of business and absorbed into their parent companyMinka. I'll post details as they become available.
5400 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70123.
(504)522-6297, Fax (504)568-1831
PO Box 7284, High Point, NC 27264.
GLASS ARTS BY ICG
780 Cel-River Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
(800)222-1853, Fax (800)329-7998
Glass Arts elevates the use of glass for occasional furniture to an art form. They make everything from occasional tables to dining tables to etegeres.
1965 Post Rd Suite 309
New Braunfels, TX 78130
PH: (866) 626-6314
Fax: (830) 626-2212
Leather collection derived from the officer's campaign chests used by British forces in India in the 19th century. The look is distiguished by clean simple lines of timeless simplicity that makes it compatible with many periods and styles of furniture, from fine antiques to sleek contemporary. Our onyx light fixtures are on a class of their own. We offer contemporary designs that fully display the beauty of onyx. Each piece has been masterfully carved to expose the true nature of the stone. The elegant simplicity of every item makes our collection compatible with almost any interior. Global asked us to include this: "All of our products are hand-made by our skilled craftsmen, so each item we offer is a unique piece of art. When you order from us, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality products available."
10 West Main St
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 428-3933, (847) 428-3013 FAX
Entertainment centers and wall units for those who want to spend more time enjoying their movies and CD's than fiddling with wires, levelers and cables. Glober offers casters so furniture can be easily pulled away from the wall, and vented back panels that open for easy access so you can get to the electronics. Casters often mean you can't easily adjust the levelers. But Globers pieces have leveler adjustment screws hidden inside the unit. On some of Glober's new models you can work on your electronics at eye level so you don't have to constantly bend over to load a new CD or DVD.
606 Broad St.
PO Box 738
South Boston, VA 24592
(804) 575-1003, (804)575-1503 FAX, Toll-free: (888)GLOSTER
Using the very finest quality teak, hardware and construction techniques, Gloster outdoor teak furniture is made to last. With dealers around the world, Gloster is truly an international company. Their very through web site gives excellent background information on the product.
Golding Fabrics is at the leading edge of American companies who are taking responsibility for tomorrow today. All of our fabrics are produced without any eco-hazardous bleaching processes, meeting or exceeding the specifications of the American Textile Manufacturer's Institute's "Encouraging Environmental Excellence" program. They weave only the finest natural 100% American fibers. Their "Art for Fabric's Sake" attitude comes alive as they translate beautiful artwork into unique designs which you can use every day in any room. They finish their prints with 3M Scotchgard to resist stains, adding an easy-care aspect for everyday "Family-Friendly" use, and any of their products are available pre-washed for added softness and visual enhancement.
GPS FURNITURE INTERNATIONAL
11 Delta Dr, Londonderry, NH 03053
GPS Furniture International was founded in 1988 by owners with a combined furniture background of over 40 years experience. GPS Furniture is a full line importer/distributor, importing from around the world from countries such as Italy, China, South Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia. Product lines include Home Entertainment, Home Office, Leather Upholstery, Motion Upholstery, Stationary Upholstery and Futons.
In 1997, GPS purchased Sunset Trading, a local dinette importer. Today Sunset Trading is the import division of GPS Furniture and focuses the product lines of Casual Dining, Formal Dining, Master and Youth Bedrooms and Painted Accent Furniture. Weekly deliveries are made on our own trucks to the Northeastern United States.
Grace Manufacturing is the only manufacturer I know of that sells a real, full-size suit of armour. Guys think this is one of the coolest things you could ever have around the house. Women won't think so, unless they are into swords and coats of mail which, by the way, you can also get from Grace.
200 Lexington Ave.
NY, NY 10016
Exquisite furniture from France.
GREAT CITY TRADERS
PO Box 885166
San Francisco, CA 94188
(800) 872-2700, (415) 647-9889 Fax
They used to make fine decorative accessories and gifts for the home but we understand they went out of business in February of 2003.
GREEN COUNTRY ENTERPRISES
Post Office Box 1862
Westerville, Ohio 43082-1581
Children's furniture, kitchen and dining room. Amish furniture. Direct from the manufacturer.
Old West Penn Ave, PO Box 204, Robesonia, PA 19551.
Hi-impact resin furniture for outdoor. Don't worry about breaking this furniture, it may look thin but that only means it is light-weight and easy to move around. It will take just about anything you can dish out and keep looking great for years.
5710-K High Point Road, #186
Greensboro, NC 27407
Fabric protection for upholstery.
PO Box 10725, Springfield, MO 65808.
(800) 269-9907, (417)869-3600 Fax
Custom accessories, accent furniture and occasional pieces. Their designs tend toward Country French, Country and Casual, most with light to moderate physical and finish distressing.
2105 Dagenais Blvd West
Quebec, H7L 5W9
Tel: (800) 361-2304
Tel2: (450) 963-0808
Fax: (450) 963-4321
Gusdorf is becoming one of the largest RTA manufacturers because of their association with Wal-Mart. RTA furniture means Ready To Assemble. You put it together. (Canada)
After 48 years, Guy Chaddock, a manufacturer of reproduction, custom furniture will be closing. They leave behind 175 employees.
H & H
PO Box 10
Seagrove, NC 27341
336-873-7245, 336-873-7247 fax
Remember the Nintendo Chair of the 80's, the floor-height rocker you sat in to play video games? H&H still makes them. As well as bean bag chairs, folding rockers, tailgate tables and bedroom furniture for children. Oops. There's more. Heavy crate style furniture for the cabin or beach house even the family room. And yes, there's more. They have exclusive licensing agreements with just about all the professional sports teams as well as most colleges and universities to put logos on furniture, bean bag chairs and folding game chairs. In fact, when you go into K-Mart or Sears, or look in the Penneys catalog or a lot of internet sites and see furniture with team logos, yep, you'll know who makes them. If you play your cards right, you could probably impress someone with this knowledge.
8640 Tamarock Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
HStudio was started in 1991 in Southern California by the artist Shlomi Haziza. Widely known as a contemporary artist and master craftsman by the time he was 21, Haziza earned international stature for works of high quality, striking sculptural design and his innovative use of vibrant color. Today HStudio has grown to include talented artists from all over the world, working in a large, light-filled space in Sun Valley, California. Here they collaborate on acrylic SCULPTURES, wall art, FURNITURE, LIGHTING, PEDESTALS, ACCESSORIES, GIFTS and waterfalls. What makes HStudio unique is the attention they pay to researching and discovering new applications for acrylic; the superior craftsmanship and art gallery-quality of their work and commitment to service. H Studeo is contemporary fine art disguised as furniture. Pedestals, wall hangings, sculptures, seating, occasional tables and rugs with enough color and design to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
H T B
Division of Lane Co, PO Box 729, Conover, NC 28613.
This is the contemporary upholstery side of the Lane furniture dynasty. With the power of the Lane Company behind them they can afford to keep styles and fabrics right at the edge of current fashion.
171 Collier Rd, PO Box 1209, Toccoa, GA 30577.
Custom designs in furniture, accessories, occasional tables and accent pieces. Habersham specializes in a Country Casual look by offering custom finishes and unique looks. Most pieces feature light to moderate physical or finish distressing.
355 Champaigne Dr, Downsview, ONTARIO M352C6
(800)237-0728, (416)636-7300, Fax (416)636-8848
Halcyon makes quality patio and pool furniture at affordable prices with a 15 year warranty.
HALE MANUFACTURING ( F.E. HALE )
PO Box 751
650 West German St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-4250, (315) 866-6417 FAX
Bookcases. Did we mention bookcases? Hale has been making fine furniture since 1907. Today, their specialty is bookcases in oak, walnut and birch. They have a great selection of finishes available for each wood type as well as custom finishes for an upcharge. The actual legal name of the company is F. E. Hale, but no one uses that, everyone simply uses the name Hale. Sometimes people confuse them with Hale of Vermont, a different company that went out of business several years ago.
HALE OF VERMONT
Went out of business in 1992. In the 1870's Henry Hale took over a small washboard factory near Warm Brook in Arlington, Vermont He converted to the manufacture of furniture and the company grew into East Arlington's largest industrial complex. Hale was very good at design and published a catalogue of chairs and hardwood furniture two years before he purchased the Arlington factory. The Hale company continued to manufacture various lines of high quality furniture until its closing in 1992.
HALEY AND CARTER
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
O.K., Haley & Carter aren't real people. But that doesn't matter, because they represent a composite of people like Haley & Carter. Young, mobile, hip, trendy, but sophisticated and discerning. Discerning enough to want better quality furniture than what you find from that huge furniture chain, sophisticated enough to want something other than cookie-cutter contemporary. The collection features two different looks, one dark mix of European and Empire styling with quite a bit of good looks for the money. The other is a lighter colored, transitional style that I have to admit is great looking. Haley & Carter is sold under the Lexington Home Brands name. Unfortunately, as of May 2004, Lexington is still enforcing MRP on this line.
HAMMARY FURNITURE CO
PO Box 760, Lenoir, NC 28645.
(828)728-3231, Fax (828)728-5063
In October 1943, after eight years working with furniture manufacturers in the Carolinas and Virginia as a sales representative of the Reliance Varnish Company and Central Glass Company, Hamilton Louder Bruce decided to try his hand at furniture manufacturing. Leasing a small building for $15.00 per month, he hired two helpers and started to manufacture canvas covered lawn chairs. Production amounted to 24 chairs a day.
Hammary's history can be traced back to 1943 when Hamilton Louder Bruce decided to try making furniture instead of selling it for other people. Starting with two helpers and a small building they began turning out 24 canvas covered lawn chairs a day. By 1947, Mr. Bruce knew he needed to head in another direction and turned his attention to the occasional table line. He took his idea to furniture stores along the east coast and to his great surprise brought home $200,000 in orders. A princely sum in 1947!
The Hammary of table is still easily recognized because of its emphasis on occasional table, home office and upholsterd furniture. Although Mr. Bruce began with mahogany table, the company now incorporates many types of wood as well as glass and leather into their styles. To stay with the time, the newest Hammary pieces are designed with today's TV, and audio/video needs in mind. Many of the entertainment centers can be configured to fit rooms of many settings. In the past several years, Hammary has been branching out into furniture from around the world with trunks, book table and hand-painted chests brought in from many exotic locations.
Hammary is a division of La-Z-Boy.
8010 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Fax: (336) 855-8482
HANCOCK AND MOORE
P.O. Box 3444
Hickory, NC 28603
tel: (828) 495-8235
fax: (828) 495-3021
Every now and then, it is refreshing to know about companies or people who still do things right - with great integrity, pride and care in their work. While there are many companies like this in the furniture industry, sadly, they are getting fewer and fewer. One area in the furniture industry that is experiencing a widening gap between the top, most conscientious manufacturers and the cheap import lines trying to turn a quick buck is leather. It all started about ten years ago with the invasion of cheap leather imports from Italy and Mexico. Today, it seems everyone wants get in on the action. Well, fortunately not everyone. Companies like Hancock & Moore still hold to a standard that makes leather furniture a luxury item. Something to be earned. Not that it is out of reach of the average consumer. Quite the contrary. It is expensive, yes. But when one considers the quality of the goods it is really a value and a great buy. Their leather is hand selected from only the finest native hides. They look for consistency of grain which gives them the best surface for color uniformity and richness of hand (insider term for leather texture). They select only "A" grade wood materials such as mahogany, walnut, ash and cherry for the frames, and then use all the techniques that have come to be associated with top quality furniture construction.
1805 Elmdale Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025
HARBOR HOME is a producer of casegoods and occasional tables manufactured throughout the world. Headquartered in Glenview, IL, with an office in southeast China, Harbor Home operates four plants.
8550 Mill Pond Rd
McConnellsville, NY 13401
Fax: (315) 245-2884
This is not your grandmother's Harden! Known for generations for traditional 18th century, or traditional colonial style furniture, Harden has come alive with new designs, new styles, new looks. But, it is still Harden. The attention to construction, details, fit and finish that made their name synonymous with quality hasn't changed. The committment to making a superior product at a compeititive price hasn't changed, and best of all, their committment to making furniture in the United States hasn't changed. I highly recommend this company as one of the best values in upper end furniture. Period.
(Division of Harris Marcus)
3757 S Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60609.
(773)247-7500, Fax (800)234-3757
HARRIS MARCUS FURNITURE
3757 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 247-7500, (800) 234-3757 Fax
Traditional and contemporary accent furniture that includes custom finished and upholstered chair frames and functional decorative tables, bureaus, and lamp stands.
1919 Bell St
Montgomery, AL 36104
p. 800-547-5240, f. 800-257-1741
Victorian furniture is gaining in popularity amoung those fearless ones who are not afraid to explore the richness and beauty of tapestries, textures and taste. Harris acquired Kimball Reproductions in August of 1999. Kimball was one of the few competitors for this genre of furniture which now gives Harris a significant edge in the market.
HARRISON & GIL
12670 World Plaza Lane
Bldg. 62A, Suite A
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Italian mirrors and occasional furniture.
PO Box 1387, Ruston, LA 71273.
(318)255-5757, Fax (318)255-8328
Lamps and accessories for the discriminating buyer.
PO Box 6130
1665 Stamey Livestock Road
Sumter SC 29150
Hand painted chests, armoires, carved chairs, benches, settees occasional groups and a dining room collection.
HEKMAN FURNITURE CO
1400 Buchanon S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49507.
(616)452-1411, Fax (616)452-0688
High end manufacturer of accent furniture, occasional tables, wall units, entertainment centers, office furniture and chairs in traditional and transitional looks.
HEN-FEATHERS AND COMPANY
250 King Manor Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
(800)282-1910, Fax (610)277-9042
Decorative accessories for home/garden.
HENDERSONS CASA RUSTICA
16714 Hawthorne Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
Fax: (310) 698-4660
Dining room, living room, den, bedroom, cantina bar or bathroom, they have something for everyone, including the kitchen sink. The Henderson family has been in the furniture business for almost 50 years and since the late 90's has become one of America's largest importers of Mexican rustic pine furniture. The name is loosely translated "Rustic Home" but it doesn't mean roughed up furniture, it is the Southwestern equivalence of what we think of as lodge style. Products include: armoires, entertainment centers, home office, bedroom, dining room, living room, bookcases, cantinas, talaveras and accessories from Mexico.
184 Capitol Lane, PO Box 2170, Winchester, VA 22601.
(540) 667-4900, Fax (540) 667-8261
Their motto is, "Just Possibly. . . America's Finest Furniture." For over fifty years Henkel Harris has been committed to keeping the art of hand crafted furniture alive. They make 18th century American antique reproductions for the bedroom, dining room, library, living room or foyer. They use only the choicest select mahogany, Wild Black cherry and walnut. There are few companies in the world who make production line furniture to the quality level and standards of Henkel-Harris. Unfortunately, as of April 2004, Henkel-Harris is still enforcing Miniumum Retail Pricing on their line.
2983 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, VA 22601
PO Box 70
Morganton, NC 28680-0070
828.437.5261, 828.437.5264 FAX
Henredon was founded in 1945 by four men determined to build furniture of "custom quality." And today, over fifty years later, among people of discriminating taste, the name Henredon represents the best America has to offer.
The initial product line consisting of just three chests has mushroomed into hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery designs for every room. From the one original case goods facility in Morganton, there are now also sizable manufacturing complexes in three other locations in North Carolina. Our original work force of seventy-five employees has grown to approximately seventeen hundred.
Henredon's underlying philosophy has always been to make quality furniture for the middle and upper-income end of the market. It reaches these consumers by distributing through better department stores, design studios and upscale furniture stores and by advertising in periodicals that cater to this clientele.
Folk wisdom in the furniture industry would have it that success depends upon product, people and programs and certainly Henredon has been blessed with all three. Henredon's unbroken leadership chain has extended from its founders: T.Henry Wilson, Ralph Edwards, Donnell VanNoppen, and Sterling Collet, through Michael K. Dugan, who became Henredon's fifth chief executive officer on November 1, 1987.
In the spring of 1996, Henredon became part of Lifestyle Furnishings International, the largest and most comprehensive home furnishings resource in the industry. In addition to Henredon, this family of companies includes such well-known brands as Drexel Heritage, Lexington, Universal, Berkline, BenchCraft, Maitland-Smith and Robert Allen Fabrics. And while Henredon has changed ownership, it will remain what it has been for generations; one of the most respected furniture companies in the industry. Setting the standards for distinction of design, for quality of manufacture and for the kind of pride and dedication to service that has been and will continue to be the major contributor to success.
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
Henry Link is a real person. During the 70's the furniture industry executive loved to travel in search of new and exotic styles and designs. Lexington popularized his most popular treasures in the casual, breezy "wicker" look. From the beaches of Costa Rica to the jungles of the Congo, the open, airy wicker style was a symbol of a carefree lifestyle that Lexington wanted to capture in practical designs that could be produced for the average consumer. They were more than successful and the name Henry Link became synonymous with quality and value in wicker. Today's Henry Link collection includes bedroom pieces in wicker, rattan, bamboo, metal, glass, stone, and leather and a wide range of styles. I'm disappointed that Lexington chose to use MRP pricing on this wonderful furniture, but even at that, it is still a good buy.
HERITAGE HAUS FURNITURE
Route 1, Box 1641A, Demorest, GA 30535.
(706)754-2145, Fax (706)754-3839
Enough Country pine furniture to excite the most die-hard country lover. Choose from accent pieces, mirrors, lamps, dining and bedroom furniture in more than 15 finishes. Optional "Olde World" finishes give your furniture the look of true antiques.
HEYWARD HOUSE-HEYGILL IMPORTS
Thanks to a reader I've been able to determine that this company has been out of business for quite a number of years. If you are fortunate enough to have a lamp made by them you should hold on to it, could be worth money some day. They made beautiful lamps that were a standard for others to aspire to.
PO Box 2147, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (800) 462-6278
tel: (828) 328-1801
fax: (828) 328-8954
Fine traditional furniture. Contact Hickory Chair directly at the above address to order catalogs. Personal check or Visa/Mastercard is accepted. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. If you would like to view the catalogs on-line, catch Hickory Chair's web-page on the Internet..
PO Box 40
501 Hoyle St
Valdese, NC 28690.
tel: (828) 874-2124
fax: (828) 874-3622
This is the traditional part of the Lane Furniture Company's upholstery division. Because they are well funded, Lane can afford to keep fabrics and styles at the forefront of current fashion.
PO Box 998
856 7th Ave SE
Hickory, NC 287603
With roots dating back to 1881, Hickory White is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating makers of top quality furniture. In 1988 three fine companies merged to form what is now know as Hickory White. Hickory Manufacturing, begun in 1903, White of Mebane going all the way back to 1881 and Kaylyn upholstery, a relative youngster which got a start in 1956. The three companies combined strengths of manufacturing and distribution of furniture and upholstery. In 1997 Hickory White became part of the Sherrill companies. The most careful attention is given to every detail including English dovetail drawer construction, the finest solid hardwoods and premium veneers, hand rubbed and distressed finishes taking as many as 25 steps, eight way hand tied springs... in essence... all the qualities one would expect from furniture in a top class. We consider Hickory White a Best Buy in the furniture industry because they are so competitive in the upper end class.
This was a new company and I did not have an opportunity to see their products before they apparently closed up. Knowing the management team that started them I would have expected they should have had some of the best quality available in the $1000 to $1500 price range. Unfortunately it appears they either started up and immediately folded, or they've gone into haitus. If anyone knows whether they are still in business, or of Phoenix Furniture Group is still around please let me know through the contact page.
P. O. Box 490
1610 Deborah Herman RD Tate Blvde Ext.
Conover, NC 28613
828-322-1262, fax: 828-322-7267
J. Royale was a major supplier for Breuners Home Furnishings which operated 47 stores throughout Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and the San Francisco area. Breuners filed Chapter 11 in July of 2004 and said they intend to close all their stores and liquidate their assets. This was a major blow to J. Royale who had a sizable investment in inventory and receivables with Breuners. The last word I heard as of July 27, 2004 J. Royale is closing indefinately. They were a high end manufacturer of sofas, sleep sofas, love seats, chairs and ottomans constructed with solid hardwood frames and fully upholstered. Known for their beautiful fabrics and styles, J. Royale was one of the true values in the furniture industry with great quality and reasonable prices. We hope they are able to recover because the industry cannot afford to lose such a great source of quality upholstery when we are being inundated with so much junk.
P.O. Box 1359
Cleveland, TN 37364
Tel: (423) 476-8544
From the Jackson Furniture (Catnapper) website:
Born in 1903, Mr Ray Jackson left very humble beginnings in Cleveland, TN to set out on his own at age 16. After working for several years in an auto assembly plant in Ohio, he returned back South to Tennessee to try the chair upholstery business. After quickly learning the upholstery craft, he took the $30 in his pocket—ALL that was left after the banks closed during the Great Depression and started Jackson Furniture Company. The business grew and grew with expanded factories and more people hired and put to work. His $30 gamble paid off as by the 1970’s, he had over 1.3 million square feet of furniture manufacturing space in TN, MS, TX, and FL and was one of the largest family owned furniture enterprises in the USA.
His greatest turning point was determining the assembly line production of Platform Glider Recliners was the key to a "comfortable America" He took the knowledge from the automobile industry and applied it to Chair/Glider production. These same techniques are still used everyday in the plants as the culture still thrives under 3rd generation leadership.
Mr Jackson would often comment, Much of his success came from good old fashioned hard work and a dedication to giving employees an opportunity to "better themselves".
Today, Jackson Furniture remains focused in the USA. We have over 4 plants in the USA along with 1,000’s of employees and vendors committed to producing the most comfortable and longest lasting furniture that money can buy.
A lot has changed in the furniture industry since 1933. Recent developments, such as the closing of major textile plants in the U.S., have forced us to go overseas for products like fabrics and leathers that are no longer available here in mass quantities. The covers on our products may be made elsewhere, but for nearly all of our products, employees in our American factories build the frames and apply the cover. While many of our components, including our recliner mechanisms, are fabricated by our dedicated employees in this country, we also consider international suppliers and laborers for some parts, such as handles, massagers and swivel bases, in order to build long-lasting furniture at an accessible price.
At Jackson Furniture, we are investing in our plants and doing everything we can to remain a trusted, strong and competitive employer in the U.S. We are extremely proud of our roots and we look forward to providing you with American-made comfort and quality for many more years to come
1980 Deerfield Court
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Fax: (616) 975-6573
You could count on one hand the number of large furniture companies who have gone out of business and then rose from the dust and wood chips to re-emerge, stronger and ready to take on the world. Jasper is one of those success stories. The official word is that in October of 2005 they will be showing a new line of Jasper products at the High Point furniture market. While not open to the public, the show is where the furniture world converges twice a year to buy what you will soon see in stores. The president, Robert Cribbs says the company will maintain and even improve on the high-standard of quality that was the hallmark of Jasper. The company has already rehired many of the original hand-painters, strippers and rubbers who gave this american-made product such a reputation. We say "Hurrah!" and welcome back.
JENKINS LAMP AND SHADE
412 E. Unity Road
Paragould, Arkansas 72450
Tel: (870) 240-6266
Since 1962, Jenkins Lamp and Shade, Mfg., Inc. has been producing quality table lamps and floor lamps in a wide range of sizes and designs. The wide selection of lamps offers craftsmanship and artistry, as well as a variety of styles to complement any decor. With attention to detail, Jenkins Lamp and Shade continues to provide superb products and first class service to its customers.
Apparently, Joal went out of business in 2004
315 South First Street
P.O. Box 609
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 347-7701 (217) 347-7705 Fax
Now you can have the same heavy-duty, sanitation-rated workstations and cutting surfaces found in hotels, restaurants and world-class banquet facilities. Whether you want to raise the level of your cooking abilities, or just know that you have the very best products possible for the kitchen, the finest wood and stainless steel preparation and cooking surfaces are now available for the average home.
Products include: full-size professional butcher blocks, counter cutting blocks, work tables, butcher block or stainless steel counter tops and stainless steel work tables and counters.
John Boos products are available through dealers nationwide as well as several on-line stores.
JOHN RICHARD COLLECTION
Traditional to transitional source of wall decor, floor lamps, mirrors, accent furniture, chandeliers, and table top accessories. They target medium to upper-end price retail stores.
560 Fifth Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5208
In 1858 George Widdicomb, father of John Widdicomb, came from Devonshire, England to settle in Grand Rapids. He gathered together twelve craftsmen and set up a small cabinet shop which prospered from the start. His English training was different from the frontier training of the average small town cabinetmaker and his well made furniture found a ready market. The outbreak of the Civil War put a sudden end to the new enterprise, when the entire work force including his sons joined the Union army.
Following the war, George Widdicomb was joined by his four sons, John, Harry, William and George, Jr., and the business started up again. The trade, entirely local to start with, was quickly expanded. The Widdicomb name soon became known in Chicago, then East as far as Boston, Philadelphia and New York. In 1897, one of the boys, John Widdicomb, felt the need for a plan of his own and started in a small way making interior woodwork and fireplace mantels on a site across the street from that of his father. This building is part of the present plant.
Ralph Widdicombe, a nephew of John, had earlier become interested in the designing of fine furniture, and when his uncle branched out for himself, Ralph joined him. For fifty-three years until his retirement in 1951, all John Widdicomb Company furniture was designed by Ralph Widdicombe, known as the Dean of furniture designers. Ralph Widdicombe always retained the old English spelling of his name ending with the "e". Although Ralph Widdicombe will always be remembered best for his classical designs, he was awarded first prize for his Modern bedroom suite at the Paris Exposition in 1900. In 1924, working from models he had procured in Europe, Ralph Widdicombe introduced Louis XV Provincial designs which were the first of their kind to be made in this country, and started the wave of popularity for French Provincial that still continues. A bombe bureau, which was the first such design, is still a much sought after piece in the John Widdicomb line today.
The Widdicomb name, which had been shared by two manufacturers since John left his father in 1897, was brought together again in November of 1970, when John Widdicomb Company purchased the name and goodwill of the Widdicomb Furniture Company, the latter having ceased production several years previously. The John Widdicomb plant today occupies two city blocks and employs over one hundred fifty people. The John Widdicomb line includes over three hundred French, Italian, English, and Russian reproductions which are crafted in limited quantities -- all in the tradition of highest quality for which the Widdicomb name has been internationally known for over one hundred thirty years.
John Widdicomb furniture is available to interior designers through franchised showroom distributors in major cities in the United States and world wide.
information taken from the John Widdicomb web site.
PO Box 698
125 White Pine St.
N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659
tel: (336) 838-9922
fax: (336) 838-1689
Very nice mid-range country, colonial look. You see this kind of style in mail-order catalogs alot, but Johnston Benchworks would probably be a little better quality.
PO Box 668
1 Shaver St.
N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659
(336) 838-5178, FAX (336) 667-0998
Johnston Casuals takes an architectural approach to furniture styling, creating innovative bar stools, dining tables and chairs, and occasional tables that are as artistic as they are functional. Known for their eclectic and exciting designs and the surprisingly affordable prices they offer. They are proud of their construction standards which they achieve using the latest technology and manufacturing systems. Since 1981, Johnston Casuals has operated in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina from where they serve an ever-growing base of discerning designers and loyal buyers throughout the world.
JOHNSTON TOMBIGBEE (JTB)
Post Office Box 2128
Columbus, MS 39704
Fine selection of traditional oak, cherry and mahogany finished bedrooms. Priced to sell, built to last. Taken from the company's website:
All Wood Bedroom Furniture By JOHNSTON-TOMBIGBEE
Johnston-Tombigbee's Bedroom Furniture is skillfully manufactured by well trained and experienced people who take great pride in producing a product that is designed to provide many years of service. J.T.B.'s wide variety of styles and price ranges assures consumer acceptance. Johnston-Tombigbee's all wood furniture starts with strict specifications and quality control of kiln dried hardwood lumber, wood veneers, composite wood panel materials and all other necessary components. Johnston-Tombigbee's construction features are essentially the same in all groups, utilizing strong mortise and tenon construction methods on primary joints with liberal use of glue, screws, staples and corner blocking to assure strength and durability regardless of style or price range. All exposed structural components are solid hardwood or genuine hardwood veneer laminated to composite wood corestock. Case good tops, end panels and bed panels are wood veneered composite panel. Drawers consist of French dovetail solid hardwood fronts with grained wood composite sides, backs, and bottoms. All have metal center guides installed on lubricated wood case members with positive out-stops to prevent accidental drawer removal. All exposed surfaces are machine sanded prior to assembly. After assembly, all exposed surfaces are manually sanded prior to receiving a 12-step and lacquer finish; beginning with NGR stain and ending with high solids catalyzed lacquer. After finishing, trim hardware is installed. Each piece is thoroughly inspected prior to packaging for shipment to J.T.B.'s customers.
333 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Pottery, pillows, lighting, bedding and bath, furniture, rugs, tabletop and other curiosities. Fans of Mr. Adler's work will be glad to know his unique touch and feel are a part of everything he makes.
JONATHAN LOUIS INTERNATIONAL
544 West 130th St.
Gardena, CA 90248
tel: (323) 770-3330
fax: (323) 770-3466
Casual, contemporary stationary and motion upholstery. Jonathan Louis is one of the few companies in their quality range that is still milling their own lumber, making their own frames, cutting the foam and blowing the fiber, feather and down pillows. They represent a great value for the consumer using 1.8 density foam on cushions and 2.0 density foam cushions on motion furniture. In 1998 they began offering leather to their customers which now makes them a complete source for their retailers and a great buy for you the customer.
AL 6485 Brisa Street
Livermore, CA 94550
tel: (925) 455-2700
fax: (925) 455-2717
Contemporary glass furniture. JRW has remained one of the top design firms at the cutting edge (pardon the pun) of contemporary glass furniture.
KAISER KUHN LIGHTING
Went out of business in 2003. They were a source for Traditional designs in porcelains, floor, candle lamps, brass, stoneware. They also carried a fine selection accessory items as well as paintings, plates, porcelain table settings, and wall brackets.
1501 W. Maryland St.,
Evansville, IL 47712
Fax: (812) 425-4016
Take a deep breath, you are in for a treat. Karges makes formal French furniture for the very discriminating buyer. Prices are in line with their heirloom quality, limited distributorship and fine design. I got a note from Joan Karges Rogier of Karges that I'd like to pass on to my readers. "... we want you to know Karges is made in the good old USA by fantastic American craftsmen. Our seating is imported, primarily from Italy, as it has been for 40+ years, but our casegoods are made here in Evansville, Ind. We hope that never changes!
Joan Karges Rogier
Karges Furniture Co.
AL Keller left furniture residential furniture business January 2005 after acquiring Paragon Door Designs. They no longer have parts for any Keller furniture. They began by manufacturing spokes for wagon wheels, then complete wheels, and finally the wagons themselves around 1900. By 1931 Keller wagons were showing up China, The Philippines, and New Zealand as well as Europe, Russia and South Africa. By 1942 Keller was phasing out of the wagon business to make room for tractors and interstates. Like many companies, Keller survived the war years by producing needed supplies for the war effort. Among other things, they made walk-in ice boxes for Army kitchens, and Army vehicle bodies for General Motors. Small world isn't it? Following the war, Keller used its vast experience to quickly retool for peace and began making solid wood furniture.
2805 Trent Road
New Bern, NC 28561
Phone: (252)633-3669, FAX: (252)633-3997
Lenoir, NC In its day, Kent-Coffee was a very popular brand of furniture. It was reasonably well-made, sold in stores all over the East Coast and was priced so the average consumer could afford it. As Baby Boomers inherit grandmom's old furniture or clean out their parent's attic it is inevitable that a new generation gets their first exposure to the name. Hardly a week goes by that I don't get several letters that start out... "I just inherited a Kent-Coffey kitchen set. Can you tell me anything about them?"
Kent-Coffey was a furniture company in Lenoir, NC owned by Harold Coffey, a leading influence driving the North Carolina furniture industry in the early 1900's. He was friend, neighbor and competitor of such icons as James Broyhill and John Bernhardt. As tribute, his former home at the corner of Harper Avenue and Maple Drive in Lenoir has been preserved as a bed and breakfast Sharon Elizabeths.
I called the owners of the B&B who, it turns out, have been researching the company's history and would love to hear from any readers or former employees who have first-hand knowledge of Kent-Coffey's past.
Through the 60's Kent-Coffey made promotionally priced, but decent quality furniture. For unknown reasons, they were sold to the Singer Furniture Company, a subsidiary of the Singer sewing machine fame. Singer should have stuck with sewing machines because around 1997 the furniture division went bankrupt. In 2001, Kent-Coffey was named as co-defendant in a lawsuit brought by a former Singer employee suing over asbestos related illness.
After that the trail goes cold. I would love to hear from former Kent-Coffey employees who can fill in any of the blanks.
8600 Gateway East
El Paso, TX 79907
tel: (915) 591-8161
Fax: (915) 598-7353
Metal occasional, baker's racks, bedroom and dining. Kessler offers one of the best selections of occasional tables and baker's racks in metal. Very classic styles with a great selection of finishes.
503 C Street
N Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Since 1927 Key City has worked hard to maintain a standard of excellence and a reputation for great quality. The company has remained in family hands since it's founding by James Caudill, with the grandsons currently at the helm. It may seem quaint in today's business environment to find a family-owned manufacturing business still being run with the same core values that were in existence when the company was founded; but for the 200 employees at Key City those values are a source of great pride. Many of the people at Key City have been working there for decades, mainly because they like the family, but just as notable is the pride they have knowing they are producing a quality product in an industry that is importing more and more cheap furniture. With more than 400 products and 1200 fabrics your choices for Traditional, European, Provincial, Transitional or 18th century upholstery will be limited only by your imagination. Construction is very good with the standard padding, kiln dried double doweled, corner blocked and secured hardwood frames you would expect at an upper end price range for investment quality furniture. There are three comments I would add though. One, although there are five optional seats available it would be nice to see a multi-density cushion as standard instead of the 1.8 polyurethane one used. (Nothing wrong with that, but it is the same cushion used by competitors who don't come up to their standards in other areas - that's just my opinion.) Secondly, they use pocketed coils in the back. This is a high-end feature and should be noted by the consumer as a sign of quality. Third, they use a 10-way hand-tied coil for the seat. This is really unusual and quite exceptional in this price range, you can probably count on two hands the number of companies going to this level of detail. Some might say it is actually "overkill" but I say more power to them. When others are dumbing down quality, here is a company that is holding the line and maintaining an exceptional value for consumers.
1600 W. Breitung Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
Fax: (906) 774-8211
"Real wood for real life" is their slogan. Features bedroom, home office, entertainment centers and outdoor furniture. It is notable that they are using Garapeira wood for their outdoor. Garapeira comes from Brazilian sustainable growth forests. Bedroom is available in Aspen, Oak, Pine and Birch, home office in Aspen, Oak and Birch and entertainment centers in aspen. Styles range from mission and shaker to contemporary. They now offer over twenty finishes including stains and paint colors that can be custom applied to many pieces. Construction featurs include: solid wood and plywood, mortise and tenon construction and dovetail drawer fronts. They also use side mounted rails which eliminate many drawer problems.
7711 E. Pleasant Valley Rd.
PO Box 318010
Cleveland, OH 44131-8010
216.573.1000, 216.573.1001 FAX
Becoming the leader in the lighting fixture industry is hard. Staying on top is even harder. Kichler® Lighting is a four-time winner of the Arts Award as Lighting Manufacturer of the Year- the highest accolade our lighting industry can give.
Today they're the largest decorative lighting fixture company in the world. Founded in 1938, Kichler remains a privately held, family owned and run business staffed by people who understand decorative home lighting fixtures and who care about customers. They built their reputation on original, design-oriented, high quality lighting products at competitive prices, backed by what they think is the finest customer service in the industry.
Helping to make your house a home is their job - and number one priority. They do this by providing you with the widest assortment of home lighting fixtures and accessories in the industry. The Kichler® family of brands offers products for every room in your home, designed to fit every pocketbook, offering choices to complement your lifestyle and tastes.
Facilities include world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturing facilities in Carson, California; Wallingford, Connecticut; Juarez, Mexico, and multiple distribution warehouses around the country.
Kief Walls Group
1901 60th Place - Suite L-9030
Bradenton, FL 34203
Store planning, accessory buying and display maintainence
KIMBALL HOME FURNISHINGS
2704 N. Newton St
Jasper, IN 47549
The industry buzz has Kimball going out of business around January 2005.
"In 1946, George and J. Wade Kincaid began making cedar chests and wardrobes in a small building with five employees in Hudson, N.C. Over fifty years later, employing more than 1,400 workers in five plants, Kincaid is the world's largest manufacturer of solid wood residential bedroom, dining room, occasional, and entertainment furniture. The original manufacturing philosophy of George and Wade Kincaid is uncompromised. Their furniture collections are made of oak, ash, cherry, pine, and maple woods harvested in the continental United States. Kincaid continues to grow and expand. Attention to detail, style, quality, and manufacturing has contributed to Kincaid's tremendous success and wide spread demand. These gains were made possible in part from recent adjustments to plant layouts, addition of state-of-the-art machine technology and keen concern about quality by all employees. Direction and guidance is traceable to the original Kincaid family philosophies. Today, the company is steadily led by Steve Kincaid (Wade's son) as President. Kincaid Furniture Company, Inc., is now part of La-Z-Boy, Inc. This has added to the strength and to their potential development. La-Z-Boy is the third largest manfacturer of furniture in the industry, with annual sales exceeding $1.3 Billion. Taking a leading position in design and style, Kincaid has a broad base of collections that include cherry, pine, oak, maple and ash wood species. Again guided by the strong commitment to their heritage and their environment, Kincaid offers style, value, and finely crafted solid American wood products to join the leaders in the home furnishings industry."
From the Kincaid Web Site.
The story of Kinder-Harris begins in 1970. The journey has led the company from it's beginnings as a small art supply and custom frame shop in Stuttgart, Arkansas to a position as an internationally recognized design leader in the Home Furnishings Industry.
Framed art of unique beauty that is painstakingly created with unusual and unexpected effects are the hallmark characteristics that produced the initial demand from the market place. The industry's desire for even more innovation from Kinder-Harris led to expansion into accessories in 1985. In 1990, the company's own special touch was added to a line of lighting. All of these, framed art, lighting and accessories harmonize together perfectly in a room setting while maintaining the strength to stand alone as a focal point in the finest home.
The demand for excellence in creative design is just one aspect of the Kinder-Harris success story. Dedicated artisans working with the best materials in a state of the art production facility are assurance of receiving only the highest quality products. To offer these elements of design and quality, Kinder-Harris has developed a world class sales team of enthusiastic professionals.
Laurier Furniture Ltd wishes to advise its clientele that we have ceased production of bedroom furniture and TV furniture at our factory of Laurier-Station, Quebec The reorganization actually in progress makes so that we are not offering customer service for an undetermined period of time. Thank you for your understanding. Laurier Furniture Ltd
820 Ela Avenue, Waterford, WI 53185.
(800)544-8470, Fax (414)534-9801
Solid oak and solid pine are used to make their quality accessories for any home. Choose from quilt racks, wall shelves, benches and many others. Their products are professionally manufactured and finished by skilled craftsmen in the Waterford, WI workshop. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Order you free full color brochure detailing all of their products.
620 East Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011.
(213)232-7170, Fax (213) 232-6366
LAZY HILL FARM DESIGNS
PO BOX 235
Birdhouses. Bird houses.
PO Box 26777
Greensboro, NC 27417
(336) 294-5233, (336) 315-4389 Fax
Lea Industries is a LADD Furniture company. They are a leading manufacturer of moderately-priced youth furniture. They also manufacture furniture for both the master bedroom and second bedroom. Their products can be found at leading furniture stores nationwide. Lea's youth furniture offers a wide assortment of styles for both girls and boys, with a broad selection of specialized, functional designs for today's active kids - including four-poster canopy beds, bunk beds, storage beds, dual sleep beds, student desks, and learning centers for youth computing.
Lea's wide variety of styles ranges from 18th century and country to casual contemporary, and products are available in wood finishes including Country Oak, Cherry, Buttermilk White, and Harvest Oak.
A wide variety of styles is also available for master bedrooms, with an assortment of items scaled for full-sized master bedrooms or smaller pieces for second bedrooms, vacation homes, or condominiums.
Lea traces its origins back to 1869. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
2118 Mercantile Drive NE
Leland, NC 28451
Grand traditional styling with "old world" charm. Features expertly crafted hand rubbed leather.
1790 Dornoch Cr.
San Diego, CA 92154
LeatherTrend is a family owned and operated company located in a purpose built plant in Tijuana, Mexico, just 8 miles south of San Diego, California. Their collection of leather upholstery features traditional classics together with the latest fashion trends from their in house design team and designers. Choose from nine leather collections and more than seventy colors.
PO Box 639, 102 Old Hwy 70-A, Conover, NC 28613.
tel: (800) 627-1561
tel: (704) 322-3305
fax: (800) 627-1562
People inside the furniture industry know that Leathercraft is one of the best quality brands available at any price. For generations, Leathercraft has producted traditional and transitional designs using only the finest quality leather hides, hand made frames and top quality materials. Full color catalog available for $15, and a video for $10
PO Box 4095, Hickory, NC 28603.
(828)322-5330, Fax (828)322-7634
Upper-end manufacturer of leather upholstery. They carry all the usual assortment of leather products like sofas, sleepers recliners and sectionals in all the good leathers. One thing they do that is unusual is to make a party table set. Not just the chairs but also the table.
130 11th Street N.W., Hickory, NC 28601.
tel: (828) 323-8226
fax: (828) 323-8960
Traditional and transitional styles of leather upholstery. The small size of this company makes them very responsive to consumer's needs and fashion changes. They also make leather bar stools and office chairs.
11700 E. Slauson Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(877) 533-2423, Fax. (562) 945-4860
Contemporary desk designs. Leda is one of the largest suppliers of desks and computer furniture in the Far East and is working on moving into the US market.
402 W 25TH ST
Newton, NC 28658
Family owned business started in 1969. The owners, Bill and Dottie Coley started the company because they wanted to make furniture that would be suitable both design-wise and quality-wise for their own home. Fortunately, Bill is an architect by profession, an excellent background for furniture design. His knowledge of the engineering elements that go into quality construction, along with Dottie's flair for design have helped make Lee a leader in American made upholstery and set a standard for value in their price class. I really like Lee's mission statement and think it is worth repeating: "We are committed to 'wowing' the consumer through on-time delivery of innovatively styled, custom built, high quality home furnishings." "Wowing" is such a great word, it implies the company has a desire to get your business not just the first time, but every time you're in the market for new furniture. The company has three divisions: LEE - custom built, eight way hand tied, LEATHER BY LEE - their top quality pure aniline leather line, COVERALLS - the washable slipcover line and HOMEGEAR - their starting price point line. Their warranty: frame and springs for life with some caveats you can find on their web site.
201 Central Avenue South
Bethpage, New York 11714
Lee Jofa Canada
6660 Kennedy Road, Unit 14
Mississauga, Ontario L5T2M9
tel: (516) 752-7600
fax: (516) 752-7623
Every industry has companies which epitomize the best their business has to offer. They represent the highest quality and appeal. Lee Jofa is one of those companies for the home furnishings industry. Although they got their start in fabrics, Lee Jofa now offers unsurpassed trimmings, fabrics, wood blocks, furniture and wallpaper. Examples of their work can be found on Air Force One, The United Nations, The chambers of the U.S. Senate, The White House, and the handloomed velvet of the Coronation robes of Queen Elizabeth II. The company also includes Groundworks, Mulberry, G. P. & J. Baker and Cole and Son. Groundworks is the contemporary brand of Lee Jofa, which was a smart move for the company since they are better known for their highly refined traditional offerings. Developed for both residential and contract the innovatice weaves, textures and patterns of these fabrics are designed for today's fashion conscious, contemporary shopper. Mulberry is the finest in English lifestyle wallpaper, furniture and fabrics. G.P. & J. Baker dates back to 1884 and is world-famous for its hand screen-printing. Cole & Son started in 1875 producing wood block wallpapers. They still produce some of the finest wood block and handprinted wall papers today. They hold the "Royal Warrant" which means that many of their designs can be found on the walls of Royal residences and government facilities throughout the U.K.
3555 Timmons Lane #1440, Houston, TX 77024.
All Leedo furniture is made in the US. The cabinets combine solid American hardwoods and premium veneers over high-density core. Choose from bedroom, home office, bookcases, entertainment centers, wall units, occasional tables and office chairs. Most of their line in contemporary but the do have a few traditional pieces.
LEGACY CLASSIC FURNITURE
6530 Judge Adams Rd
Whitsett, NC 27377
336.449.4600, fax: 336.449.4687
Bedroom, Dining room, Wall units and occasional. Every now and then we run into a web site that is classy and a good image for the company. Legacy's is like that. Of course, a web site doesn't come live with you when the furniture is delivered, so you need to look at their products for yourself. Once you do I think you'll find that it too is classy and well made. The name says classic and that's what you'll find... traditional and transitional looks that are timeless and classy.
LEGGETT & PLATT
1 Leggett Road
Carthage, MO 64836
Fax: (417) 358-6667
Your bed frame, for sure your sleeper sofa, and most likely your recliner uses a Leggett and Platt product. They make the parts that make motion furniture make motion. From their website: "Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products for customers worldwide. While Leggett & Platt may not be a familiar name to you, chances are you sleep on a bed made with Leggett components - box spring, innerspring, foam and fiber; relax in a recliner that has an L&P motion mechanism powering it; shop in stores that have products displayed on shelving made by L&P; barbeque on a grill that's made up of Leggett cast aluminum - in short, Leggett products are all around you, making the products you use every day more comfortable, durable and life-enhancing." The corporate headquarters is in Missouri, the most commonly called other division is the one that makes frames and components for beds.
Fashion Bed Group
5950 W. 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60638
433 Ridge Ave
Hanover, PA 17331
Solid wood accent and occasional furniture in cherry, maple and ash produced in a variety of finishes and paints. Established in 1946 they manufacturer all their furniture in the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area. To compete against the imports, they streamlined their operation to produce quality solid wood furniture, in a quick-ship program, with your choice of finishes or paints in over a dozen styles and collections - at a price that makes them a tremendous bargain. Only select hardwoods are used in construction and the drawers are dovetailed front and back as well as sanded inside and out.
100 Lenox Dr., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
(609)896-2800, Fax (609)896-2715
Since the late 1800's, Lenox has been manufacturing elegant china giftware and lamps. Today, their superior craftsmanship elevates them to a position far above their competitors. Their name has become synonymous with elegance, quality, and integrity.
LEXINGTON FURNITURE CO
411 S. Salisbury St., PO Box 1008, Lexington, NC 27293.
(800) 539-4636, (336)249-5300, Fax (336)249-5203
Possibly no other furniture company has had the impact on their industry that Lexington has. If there was such a thing as a Furniture Yearbook, you would find this under their picture: Most likely to succeed. Best quality improvement. Most exciting showroom. Most innovative new designs. Industry leader. Lexington Consumer Services offers dealer location information 24 hours a day and special assistance weekdays 8-5 Eastern.
In most furniture companies there is a small team of "insiders" who do all of the design work, marketing, and research. At Lexington it's different. A factory sales rep was asked who was the driving force behind Lexington. After thinking a moment he said, "No one. Everyone from the president down is committed to putting out great products. There is a constant sharing of ideas and input from all levels in the company. All of us design, market and service the product." It's no wonder that every time Lexington introduces a new group, within months, the rest of the industry is scrambling to copy it. Now you can visit Lexington's extensive web page on the Internet to view catalogs, get decorating ideas and see what's new from Lexington. Ask for their brochure highlighting all of their current collections. It includes an order form for purchasing full color copies of the dealer catalogs. Now Lexington has a full line of upholstery. Made of 5/4 kiln dried hardwoods with hand-tied springs, pocketed coil backs, glued, screwed and double-dowled joints for strength. They use a high density poly foam cushion core for seats.
Letters, photos, and other memorabilia acquired over a lifetime too often end up forgotten in attics and basements. The Life Chest by Powell is an heirloom quality chest designed with features that will allow you to safely store your precious life's momento. Yost introduced the Life Chest concept to North America in 1999…after 28 years of research and development. Kim Yost introduced the Life Chest concept to North America in 1999…after 28 years of research and development. As a young man, Kim was traveling in Asia on his first buying trip for Woodward's, a department store chain in Western Canada. As the story goes, Kim was in a remote jungle area of Northern Thailand where he and his agent were riding elephants. That evening, during dinner at his agent's home, he was shown five generations of Life Chests. The earliest chest, created by his agent's great, great grandfather dated back to the late 1700's. Each chest was filled with many precious memories all preserved with great care. Kim was very moved by this preservation of memories from past generations. After being presented with a gift of his own Life Chest, he was very eager to begin preserving the memories of his own life's journey. To date, Kim's enthusiasm has spread throughout hundreds of family members and friends who now have their own Life Chests. Of all the Life Chests Kim has given as gifts, the one that stands out as the most important of all to him is the one he gave to his only child, Ashley, at the time of her birth. Since then Ashley has been busy filling her Life Chest with memories of her own life's journey.
Distinctive, understated furniture crafted in France. Ligne Roset offers versatile pieces created by top European designers. Call 1-800-BY-ROSET to order a catalog or to contact your nearest store.
635 King Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
There is no end to the number of companies who make English Reproduction furniture, it is a popular category and continues to sell well around the world. Unfortunately, most of those companies are actually making "interpretations" of English furniture. That is, they adapt the look of English furniture to the culture or country where they are trying to market. It is certainly refreshing then to look at the fine collection of Lloyd Buxton reproductions. Like the name says, they reproduce, rather than interpret the essence of the English design. With attention to detail and meticulous care in construction we think you'll find any purchase from Lloyd Buxton to be an investment in quality and a real piece of authentic English furniture.
Company went out of business in 2004.
3010 Tenth St, Menominee, MI 49858.
(800)526-9894, Fax (906)863-6700
One of the most versatile decorating products today, designer wicker offers the flexibilty necessary to bring casual comfort to even the stuffiest setting. Today's wicker is durable and fashionable. Lloyd Flanders makes a good selection of wicker as well as aluminum outdoor furniture.
350 Gray Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
8120 West Harriston St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Fax: (623) 936-8839
When you think custom furniture, Lorts can be the only choice you need. The factory is set up to handle most any request with craftsmen accustomed to unusual specifications. Don't like the table size? Lorts will work with you to build a table to the size that meets your needs. Sideboard too big? Lorts will make the piece fit neatly into that tough spot you have where nothing else seems to work. Need a custom wall system? Who else does it in 29 finishes? Who else will arrange, re-arrange and customize your system just the way you want it? Lorts of course! Lorts has introduced a new finishing process called finish on finish. This process allows any two Lorts finishes to be applied one on top of the other. They have found that colors work best over stains, but you imagination is the only limit. The result is a beautiful gesso appearance that will give the furniture a look only seen on antiques. The standard Lorts finish is lightly distressed, however, on any item, you can order heavy distressing with two coats of hand-rubbed wax, known as the "Alexander Sinclair." Construction features include: • All finishes are available at no up-charge, extra finishes can be combined and customized at very reasonable additional charges. • Finishes are selected from Sherwin-Williams so you can not only use their 29 finishes, but you can have your furniture custom finished in any of the thousands of beautiful Sherwin-Williams colors. • • the products are built to an unfinished inventory to ensure good lead times • Solid hardwood (alder) construction for strength and lasting durability • Accuride steel ball-bearing drawer slides give self-lubricating positive movement for a lifetime, • All drawer fronts, backs and sides are solid alder with 1/4" drawer bottoms and French dovetail assembly, the strongest design in the furniture industry • Raised panel doors with mortise and tenon joints, allowing doors to expand and contract with varying levels of moisture in the air • Mitre joints on molding, reinforcing the foundation while adding style and a clean appearance • Assembled by craftsmen using wood screws and glue, characterizing furniture that can be enjoyed for generations to follow
LOUIS J. SOLOMON
Founded in 1930 by Louis Solomon to import high-end 18th and 19th century antique reproductions. Today the company has its own facilities in Hauppauge, New York to enable them to provide excellent response to their customers requests for custom finishes and upholstering. They deal mainly with decorators, designers and high-end furniture stores, so it might be hard to find their products, but a quick call to the factory will get you the name of your closest dealer. This is a top quality product and you'll find only the very best in the way of materials and construction techniques. They offer a wide diversity of products including: dining chairs, tables, buffets, armoirs, dressers, benches and footstools, commodes, console tables, occasional tables, desks, fireplace mantels, mirrors and sconces.
Fax: +43 2572 32 480
Luxury and exclusive handmade wooden furniture - "more than just pieces of wood."
Lyon Shaw is now owned by Woodard Furniture Company. The line has been absorbed into the Woodard product line.
1041 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, W.Va. 25701
tel: (304) 529-0499
fax: (434) 845-8274
Mac Kenzie-Dow has a mission statement, which is fairly unusual in the furniture industry; and considering the escaping sound of furniture manufacturing in the United States, their mission is quite welcome in this business. "To promote, market and sell products manufactured from the Appalachian Hardwood Forests and elsewhere to the Furniture Industry of America." Along with a couple other principles of providing marketing and sales for companies in the Appalachians, this seems to be a defining idea for Mac Kenzie-Dow. That's a long introduction, but it is a good one to set the stage. People don't realize just how important it is to purchase furniture made in the U.S. You can argue about the economic benefits and the mom and apple pie part, and that is certainly all true, although if an industry won't compete then it shouldn't compete. However, most of the furniture made in the U.S. is just better quality than what we're seeing being imported. I know there are exceptions, but for the same price, you can get really good quality here. Take Mac Kenzie-Dow for example. Their three collections, English Pub, County Down and the Oakwood collection feature hardwoods coming primarily, from the Appalachians. The styling is innovative and exciting and the quality of fit and finish are wonderful at their price range. I recommend you check them out on their web site and see what all the excitement is about.
MacKenzie & MacKay Imports
107 Locust Lane
Marietta, Ohio 45750
tel: (740) 376-0442
fax: (740) 376-0442
Importers of fine game-skin leather furniture made in South Africa. Designs to fit any style; beautiful Kudu leather, soft, durable, and elegant. Couches, chairs, and ottomans. Fine African Kelims (wool and silk) also featured. Custom made and hand crafted with Kapok cushions for supreme comfort. Frames are kiln-dried, corner blocked and wrapped to last for generations. Kudu leather is pure aniline dyed, top grain. Pet proof and perfect for active families.
So I've been informed that their phone is off the hook and the website is down. Anyone know what happened to Madison Square Furniture Company? Please let me know.
MAGIC WOODS, INC.
4210 North 39th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Oak furniture in bedroom, office and home entertainment center.
66 Hincks Street
New Hamburg, Ontario, N3A 2A3
Tel: 519-662-3741 X328
Magnussen Home designs and crafts furniture for the most important rooms in your home. Your living room, dining room, master bedroom, guest room, den, study, media room, library. Wonderful places for occasional tables, decorative accents, entertainment walls, dining room and bedroom suites. Although Magnussen Home over the years has grown larger, the principles of a family-run-business -- trust, honesty and respect -- continue as their foundation. Ingwer Magnussen was a cabinetmaker by trade and a craftsman and businessman by heart. Ingwer took the bold initiative to start his own business in Kitchener, Ontario, when he was unable to find work during the 1930s depression. He beautifully and intricately carved show wood for sofa frames for upholstery manufacturers and his business grew into a good-sized company serving Canada. Today Magnussen has transformed into a full line furniture manufacturer with a strong presence in North America with an emerging business presence around the world. Magnussen Home has a passion for detail. Magnussen designers create every piece of furniture that carries the Magnussen Home name. We understand that finishing touches like intricately carved woodwork or ironwork do more than complete the look of a piece of furniture; they set the tone of your home.
MAHOGANY HEIRLOOMS LTD
PO Box 19290, Greensboro, NC 27419.
MAHOGANY TABLES, INC
1624 High Falls Road
Catskill, NY 12414
tel: (518) 678-2244
fax: (212) 473-8591
Solid MahoganyTables, for your Office or Home. All tables are hand carved, dated, numbered and signed. They'll even custom carve your Family Crest or your Initials. Their tables have a feel of masculine majesty and a seeming provenance of the European Renaissance. Robust as they are, they will last in your home or office for many generations. The Mahogany Tables Inc guarantee: "Each Mahogany Tables piece is fully unique; There are no other pieces like it anywhere, guaranteed." All of their tables are dated, numbered and signed. Some of you may recognize the company by the former name: Lamu Industries. It was changed to Mahogany Tables, Inc in 2002.
PO Box 2085, 481 Tomlinson St., High Point, NC 27261.
(336)812-2400, Fax (336)887-5505
Importer of some of the most unusual and unique home furnishing items in the world. Maitland scours the world over for tens of thousands of accent, accessory, lamp, furniture and seating pieces. Many are one of a kind, each one is guaranteed to be the center of conversation.
1441 Peerless Way
Montebello, CA 90640
Outdoor furniture using heavy gauge tubular, extruded or aluminum frames. Powder coated finishes assure long life, timeless designs assure you won't get tired of it even if it lasts forever.
106 Olympic Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
tel: (912) 638-1889
fax: (912) 638-0402
tel: (800) 755-5797 TOLL FREE
PO Box 1769, Holland, MI 49422.
I believe they went out of business in 2002. They imported lighting and accessories in exquisite, elegant designs. Includes brass, crystal, porcelain and cast designs in traditional, French, Chinese and 18th century.
MARIO & MARIELENA
Initials Interiors, Inc.
1440 North Washington Ave.
Cookeville TN 38501
P. O. Box 3190
2490 Patterson Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Tel: (540) 342-1111
Fax: (540) 345-4813
When Mario Russo started the Mario Manufacturing Company in 1922, even he could not have possibly foreseen the growth and direction that his small New York based operation would take in the decades to come. Arriving in the United States from Palermo, Italy, Mario worked for a time making ornamental pictures frames. He later became associated with the Crucet Manufacturing Company in making decorative baskets, shades of mica, and a line of decorative floor lamps and torchiers. In 1922, he founded the Mario Manufacturing Company. In addition to producing beautifully hand decorated mica shades, the company became well known for its leather lamps. Mario, located on 26th street in New York, continued to grow and in the 1950's became one of the first companies to import hand crafted lamp bases from Italy. In 1952, upon the death of his father, Vito Russo became President of Mario Manufacturing. Mario Manufacturing expanded and relocated its production facilities to Mount Vernon, New York in the early 1960's. In 1965, Mario innovated the still popular mini lamp. These mini lamps created the transition for lighting to become decorative as well as functional. In 1988, Mario Russo's grandson, Louis Scutellaro, became President and relocated the business to Roanoke, Virginia. Since it's relocation, Mario has become a self contained manufacturer, producing all of its own components. Facilities include Ceramic Production., Woodworking, Permastone, and a comprehensive Lampshade program. Throughout the years, Mario has always manufactured hand crafted leather lamps as the company's signature. In 1997, Mario Industries re-introduced lampshades of genuine mica, reminiscent of the original Mario Designs. Today, Mario, the oldest family owned lamp manufacturer in the country, has grown to include these affiliated companies: Impressions (statues), Lampshades by Mario, Passport Furniture, Masterworks, and Finial Showcase. While serving a loyal International customer base nearly 5000 strong, Mario prides itself on its ability to equally serve both large and small customers, producing lamps of lasting beauty.
7757 St. Andrews Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
tel: (800) 268-5669
fax: (619) 671-5199
Sold in more than 3,500 dealers around the country it can't be too hard to find an outlet. Marting is a master at desks and home office furniture in the medium to promotional price range. They pride themselves in being "made in the U.S." which in today's market is quite an accomplishment.
8208 Moberly Lane Dallas, TX 75227.
(214)388-8655, Fax (214)381-3539
Compare them "apples to apples" with people using the same frames (make sure they are oak hardwood), the same fabrics, the same cushions, the same tailoring (make sure it is matched front and back), and be sure they feel just as comfortable (Massoud uses HRLux cushions just like all the high-end manufacturers.) You won't be able to compare the spring system because Massoud uses a next-generation spring system that looks more like your mattress than a sofa. Now, after you are certain you have two fairly similar sofas, look at the price tag. You will have the store deliver the Massoud. With 800 fabrics and 100 frames to choose from you certainly won't have any trouble finding a style and look that will fit in your home. And with a 10 year warranty covering everything under the fabric you certainly won't have to worry about it.
MASTER DESIGN FURNITURE
308-A Pomona Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27407.
Dining room, casual dining and occasional tables. Choose from traditional to contemporary styles. The Timberline Lodge collection is made of oak solids and oak veneers and has a great lodge look. They also make a few metal occasional tables.
6463 Church Rd.
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Traditional 8-way hand tied upholstery sold in mid to upper mid price furniture stores.
4470 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For over 10 years, Masterwork Style has specialized in making contemporary furniture with exclusive designs. Their high-quality and uniquely designed products can be found in furniture stores nationwide. Masterwork offers over 15 dining sets, nine barstools, home office, and various TV and etegere stands.
P.O. Box 5338
4101 Terry Street
Texarkana, Texas 75505
903.838.0518, 903.838.4531 FAX
Mayo is an upholstered furniture manufacturer producing a full line of sofas, loveseats, chairs, and sleepers. Since its founding in 1965 the company has been owned and operated by the Mayo family. The Mayo product line is manufactured in a 156,000 sq. ft. modern, well equipped plant which includes a separate production facility devoted to producing Mayo's own finished wood products. From the product development center, to the showroom facility, you'll find an old fashion spirit of pride and quality craftsmanship. This is evident among all Mayo associates as they shape and mold a finished product that will ultimately warm the living rooms and dens of homes across the country.
2564 US Highway 321 S,
Newton, NC 28658
1401 Bryant St
(415) 626-1414, FAX (415) 864-8593
To connoisseurs of fine furniture, the name McGuire is synonymous with style and elegance. For over 50 years, McGuire Furniture Company of San Francisco has built a reputation for design excellence, quality, service and lasting value. McGuire is internationally known for creating classic furniture of the finest materials, including rattan, bamboo and teak. The broad product line of over 700 items encompasses dining and occasional chairs, lounge seating, benches and bar stools, tables and cases, screens, headboards, planters and stands, and mirrors. Each piece of McGuire is custom finished in a choice 43 stains, glazes or gilding. McGuire designs adapt readily to any style or period. Today, McGuire's handcrafted furniture is not only found in fine homes, but in corporate board rooms, five-star resorts and hotels, elegant restaurants, luxurious yachts and private clubs throughout the world.
209 W. Main St
PO Box 1030
Claremont, NC 27601
Fax: (828) 459-9738
Small company specializing in genuine top grain leather upholstery. Because they are small and specialized they can offer construction to the highest standards, choice of color and leather types and still keep prices competitive. McKinley makes a good selection of office chairs, club chairs and traditional designs.
MCNEILLY CHAMPION FURNITURE
PO Box 720
229 Carpenter Grove Church Road
Fallston, NC 28042
It's really tough being a start-up company these days. And to start a new furniture company in an already crowded field, middle to high-end upholstery, the challenge is especially daunting. So you have to hand it to anyone willing to try. That's what I've got to do for Jack McNeilly and Mike Champion, two enterprising young guys with 50 years experience in the industry. Focusing on the fabric and leather upholstery market they're working hard to produce a "better mousetrap" and compete by providing great styles and quality at a price that will make them very attractive to both dealers and consumers. In my experience, start up companies like this often provide an exceptional value because they are trying so hard to please and make a name for themselves. Interested dealers can find them at the High Point Market, consumers can call the factory for the name of the closest dealer. Good luck guys!
Wrought Iron Furniture
Peru, Indiana 46970.
Metal baker's racks, wall shelves, mirrors and occasional furniture. All made in the US of quality materials and available in more than a dozen designer finishes. Any Console, coffee or end table can use an optional 3/4 inch solid oak top.
MICHAEL THOMAS FURNITURE
PO Box 1275, 100 East Newberry, Liberty, NC 27298.
Wonderful collection of upper medium upholstery. They love to make traditional upholstery and it shows in the care and attention to detail you will find throughout this line. Choose from the standard selection of sofas, loveseats and sleepers as well as specialty chairs, designer chairs and sectionals. Frames, springs, and spring-down cushions are warranted for the life of the furniture, however, they are very careful to note that the warranty is voided if misuse or abuse is detected. That is a very strong warranty from a company in this price range. They can do it though because of the seasoned, kiln-dried hardwood frames, double-doweled joints reinforced with glued and screwed corner blocks; individually eight-way hand-tied double cone coils in the seats resting on resin-coated steel webbing; and individually pocketed spings in the spring-down cushions. Interiors are fully padded and the arms and backs are double covered and padded.
301 North Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
tel: (336) 882-3136
211 Old Thomasville Road
High Point, NC 27260
Medium priced upholstery. Styles include sofa, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, sleepers. Division of Michael Thomas.
A Division of Ashley
One Ashley Way, Arcadia, WI 54612.
(608)323-3377, Fax (800)678-4492
Complete source of contemporary furniture in the mid-price range. Most designs are the high-gloss white, black and faux finishes that it seems no one makes anymore. Choose from bedroom, dining room and occasional pieces.
1212 Lincoln Drive Drawer HP-11
High Point, NC 27261
Fax: (800) 756-9715
Went out of business in March of 2006. They made contract, commercial and home office.
7711 E Pleasant Valley Rd., Cleveland, OH 44131.
(216)573-1000, Fax (216)573-1001
"Made by hand, made for the heart." Minoff's slogan tell the quality they build into every lamp. They are a fabulous source for traditional to casual lighting. Choose from brass, bronze, crystal, iron, pottery and various materials to build the look they want.
4189 Eagle Hill Drive
High Point, NC 27265
tel: (336) 841-6941
fax: (336) 841-6965
1495 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10028.
(212)288-5050, Fax (212)772-7936
Since 1911 Mirror Fair has been producing authentic reproductions of classic traditional mirror designs. Currently over 300 models are available using Antique Gold, Walnut, and Pickled Pine finishes. Custom sizes, designs and colors are also available.
P.O. Box 819
Taylorsville, NC 28681
The Mitchell Gold Company has a simple vision -- create furniture that makes people feel good. Since its founding in 1989, the company has delivered on this singular vision with a full line of upholstered and slipcovered furniture that have become synonomous with today's relaxed styles of living.
"Since 1989, the Mitchell Gold Company has been committed to providing innovative moderately priced upholstery for relaxed styles of living. Instant Gratification is what we want to provide. We have based our company on selling only to retailers who will stock our products and provide them to our customers quickly.
We also look at things another way. Listen to what people want, then create it. We work extremely hard at this, the goal being serendipity at the furniture stores. It's all part of being responsive to what our customers want: basic yet classic furniture with timeless appeal. We call our style current, not traditional or contemporary, but perhaps a new blend of the two. (We avoid trendy; experience shows it ususally makes for regrettable furniture investments.)"
From their website
"Pompanoosuc Mills handcrafts hardwood furnishings for home and office that are beautiful, functional and durable enough for everyday use. We design, manufacture and deliver our furniture for each customer according to their desires allowing us to set the standard for craft, service and life-long customer experience.
Pompanoosuc Mills is dedicated to total customer satisfaction. We are equally committed to manufacturing in Vermont and to the sustainable growth of our company and its employees. We strive to be a responsible member of our community and will continue to work closely with our neighbors and town as we grow. We want to help make our community a better place to live and to work. Hardwood Furniture Built for Life… Real Life
Since 1973 we have been a Vermont-based designer and manufacturer dedicated to creating beautiful and useful hardwood furniture that you can use every day without making a second career out of caring for it. Get Your Furniture the Way You Want It
At Pompanoosuc Mills we build each piece to order, so you can choose from a huge variety of standard styles and sizes for every room of your home and office, and from several North American hardwoods including cherry, oak, maple, walnut, birch and bird’s eye maple.
When it comes to partially and fully upholstered pieces, you can choose from literally thousands of fabrics or dozens of leathers. ."
255 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
(305)576-3600, Fax (305)576-2339
Started in 1955, Founded in 1955, Pompeii started in a small Miami workship with two employees and a dream. Today, their 350,000 square foot factory turns out fine quality, high-end metal furniture that can add style and elegance to any home. Their furniture is used in prestigious homes, restaurants and hotels throughout the world, a tribute to their reputation, consistent quality and design appeal. Most of the line consists of various collections of occasional tables, all blended with traditional design and contemporary finishes. The combination lets decorators use this in almost any setting. The same excellence can also be seen in the serving carts, headboards and mirrors they make. Because of their special durable finishes, many pieces can be used either inside or out. Pompeii is a part of the Brown Jordan Company.
POT LUCK STUDIOS
241 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01202-3377
Fax: (413) 496-9702
Dinnerware, pots, linens, Daring, bold or subdued, classic, wild or festive they have it all. Because they are a direct competitor of the companies who supply catalog, department and speciality stores with the lifestyle look, you can purchase through your retailer and get the same quality and look for less money.
PO Box 1408, Culver City, CA 90232-1408.
(800)622-4456, (310)204-2224, Fax (310)837-6223
Powell just has to be one of the most excited bunch of folks in the industry. During the Furniture Markets their showroom looks like Carnival Time on a cruise ship. Balloons, streamers and ribbon are everywhere. And, for good reason. They have over 350 accent and accessory items. Many of which are basic staples that every store carries. Items like: jewelry armoires, globes, jewelry chests, clocks, home office and youth furniture, cheval mirrors, magazine racks and accent pieces.
Division of Sherrill
PO Box 730, State Road 1884, Newton, NC 28658.
tel: (828) 465-0844
fax: (828) 465-4630
Medium priced contemporary upholstery. Precedent has been around for a long time and has a good reputation in the industry for their consistent quality and good customer service. Their design team works very hard to constantly bring new and innovative ideas to market. Yet, they are always careful to preserve the timeless quality you need when you make an investment in a product you expect to keep for many years. Choose from lounge chairs, speciality chairs, sofa, sleeper, and sectionals. Precedent does a good job in keeping fresh and current fabrics for you to choose from. They also offer several leather options.
PREVIEW FURNITURE CO
300 Fraley Rd, High Point, NC 27261.
High-end contemporary upholstery manufacturer. Preview found its niche in the contemporary market by going after high fashion styles. They have employing some the of the industries most talented designersreview has been able to design.
P.O. Box 100936
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
Pride outdoor furniture is made in a 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Costa Rica. I've been to Costa Rica and anytime they want me to come down and personally check out the factory, I'm on the next jet. But I digress. Deciding on who to buy outdoor furniture from is very confusing because there are literally dozens of companies, and the quality ranges from superior to just pure junk. Most of the stuff you see in department stores and super stores falls into the last category. Pure junk, imported from who knows where with one thing in mind, low low price to beat the competitor down the street. Unless you go specifically to a pool and patio store, or a quality furniture store, you aren't going to get durable furniture that will last for many many seasons. Pride is one of those companies. The aluminum is rust-free, aircraft grade with internal wall structure. The factory claims it is 30% thicker than their competition, but I don't know who that comparison is against. I can tell you that their full circumfrence welding and hand ground, hand buffed and polished joints indicate a finishing process that puts them in a ranking with some of the top names in the business. They have a good warranty.
18-C W Cooksey Dr., Thomasville, NC 27360.
(800)700-476-7780, Fax (336)476-7780
There's a line from a campy spy movie, "If I told you what I did for a living I'd have to kill you."? Private Label is kind of like that. They make medium quality furniture for stores that want to carry their own brand. The store obviously can't have a master craftsman in the back, hand making your sofa to order. So they do the next best thing. They get Private Label to make it, put the store's name on it, and voila, instant quality with the store's name on it.
6236 South Gramercy Place
Los Angeles, CA 90047
home decorative company based in Los Angeles, CA. providing accent furniture, accessories, gifts, and lighting to retailers worldwide.
2255 Penny Road
P.O. Box 729
Claremont, NC 28610
616 Wheeling Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
Fax: (847) 465-1187
See that great looking entertainment center with the 54" TV in it? Looks great doesn't it? Go up and tap on the screen. If it sounds hollow, then its probably a Proptronic. The real TV is in the store owner's home. Proptronics sells all kinds of fake electronics, computers and gadgets to the retail store. It helps to sell furniture. No, they're not for sale. If you want to impress someone go buy the real 54" TV.
One Pulaski Square
PO Box 1371
Pulaski, VA 24301
Fax: (800) 866-6230
The list of products Pulaski carries makes it sound like they are actually three or four companies in one. You’re not too far off. To get the full picture you have to sit down with their catalog, (bring a hand truck to move it) and spend a couple hours just flipping through the pages. You will find curios and collectors cabinets, corner cabinets, consoles, mirrors and bedroom, gem chests, hall trees, entertainment centers, armoires, bookcases and home office, screens and hand painted items, accessories and various accent pieces. They have one of the largest collections of curio and display cabinets in the world. Their choices in style will offer something for everyone. Console chests are used as accent pieces in a bedroom, guest room, hallway or living room. They are usually fancy or decorated, can often be bombe style, 18th century or french. It is really hard to find a good hall tree anymore. Actually, there just aren’t that many people who use them. But you figure, if only 1/10 of 1% of the population liked them that is still tens of thousands of hall trees. So where can you get one? Pulaski. One of Pulaski’s strong areas is painted furniture. You can get entertainment centers, consoles, cabinets, screens, armoires all with a variety of wonderful scenes.
6 Corporate Dr.
Goosecreek, SC 29445
(803) 553-6700, (803) 553-1002 Fax
Lamps, lighting and mirrors.
212 Edgedale Drive
High Point, NC 27262
Yes fans, it's true. It is now possible to not only watch the races but to enjoy them from the comfort of your own signature series leather furniture endorsed by the drivers themselves. You've got to be kidding you say? Not at all. Racing Furniture has capitalized on the hottest sport going right now and produced a line of leather furniture that not only feels great but is made to extremely high standards. Assuming you're a race fan, this furniture can be proudly displayed and used in the most discerning home. Seriously. Started by J. Brown Council in 2001, the company has a rich history of expertise and talent behind it. Brown Council was one of the driving force (pardon the pun) behind the success of Councill Furniture Company in the 90's. Designs include sofas and chairs under license from Jeff Gordan, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick.
RALEIGH FURNITURE / STUART FURNITURE
4161 FOSTER PO BOX 550 Waterloo, Quebec, Canada, J0E 2N0
tel: (450) 539-4593
fax: (450) 539-4386
888.275.5181 (toll free for the name of a dealer near you)
When you're ready to step into the sophisticated world of designer contemporary furniture Recherche would be a great place to start looking. Wood, metal, sculpted and sofa tables are offered as works of art that stand out for their stark simplicity like the Bilbao sculpted tables or their bold design elements like the Watagua wood tables. Recherche is a medium to upper end product in construction and price. I got a great quote from Reyne Lindner, the VP of Marketing and Media, "We at Recherche’ Limited take great pride in our unique table designs which are not likely to be found anywhere else. All of our tables are manufactured right here in North Carolina. Our custom finishes utilize a number of colors and techniques, all of which work together to create visual depth and interest. These finishes are hand applied and thus each piece is distinctive. These features along with the array of shapes and sizes make our tables a center point for any room."
REFLECTIONS FURNITURE IND. LTD
610 Harlan Road
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
I'm not familiar with this company. I have the address here for your reference only. If anyone is a Sagefield dealer and knows their quality and product line compared to others in the same price range please let me know.
Fairgrove Church Road
PO Box 2544
Hickory, NC 28603
828.322.5870, 828.328.8152 FAX
159 Catamount Drive
Milton, VT USA 05468
Tel: (800) 850-2909
Tel: (802) 893-0412
Fax: (800) 820-9206
Fax: (802) 893-0536
Lower price alternative to Ekornes. Each frame is powder coated in an environmentally-friendly, dry-finishing process. They use Top Grain Leather and fabrics and offer easily replaceable cushions which extends the life of the product. Options include: side panels, wood arms, base covers, and a custom installed vibrating motor heat and massage unit. Although Relax-R is not a direct competitor of Ekornes, (Ekornes has numerous design patents, awards and exclusive processes which put it in a comfort and quality league of its own) Relax-R offers the same kind of look at a lower price. A price mainly due to their dealers not being required to maintain a set price such as minimum retail.
125 Laser Ct, Hauppauge, NY 11788.
(516)434-1120, Fax (516)434-1172
Brass and handpainted porcelain lamps.
A division of Harris Marcus group.
1548 W 38th St, Chicago, IL 60609.
(773)247-7500, Fax (800)234-3757
5000 Paschal Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.
(215)729-2600, Fax (215)729-8077
11578 Industrial Park
Forney, Texas 75126
Plant stands, accent furniture,
15 Koch Road, Suite J
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Started over 30 years ago as a source of authentic restoration hardware. The company has grown to more than 100 retail outlets as well as a thriving Internet business. Furniture is an important part of their business. Like any big ticket item purchased through the Internet one should attempt to see this furniture in a store before making a final decision.
PO Box 488, Rex, GA 30273.
Went out of business in 2001.
PO Box 907, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085.
(920)467-4631, Fax (920)467-3850
In 1848, company founder Joseph Richardson began clearing land at his new homestead in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin with the intention of farming. He had an opportunity to acquire the saw milling machinery enabling him to process and sell the logs he was clearing, and soon decided he preferred the lumber business to agriculture.
Several years later, in addition to selling raw lumber, he began making wood products and selling those, too. These products became more and more sophisticated until by the late 1800’s he and his sons were making and selling fine furniture. Now, more than 150 years later, Richardson Brothers Company is part of a diverse yet focused corporation called Richardson Industries.
Along with the Richardson Brothers brand of solid wood dining and bedroom furniture, the corporation also makes roof and floor trusses under the Richco name, does wood treating from Richardson Wood Preserving, maintains three commercial lumber yards in Sheboygan county, selling building materials and kitchen cabinets, along with home design services. And finally, they run a full line retail furniture store in Sheboygan Falls.
"Based in Passaic, New Jersey, Sharut Furniture is a 25-year-old family-owned and operated contemporary home furnishings manufacturer dedicated to creating complete furniture solutions. By consistently offering innovation and leadership in design, an unwavering commitment to quality and service, and factory direct white glove home delivery and installation, Sharut is a name synonymous with style and quality. A growing trend can be seen in furniture shopping. Today’s consumer wants furniture that is both stylish in appearance and multifunctional. Many bedrooms double as a home office and family rooms are reaching new heights in the variety and associated requirements of home entertainment. Combined with the architectural diversity of today’s home interiors, customization is fast becoming a requirement. Sharut not only recognizes these trends but remains ahead of the curve in design with the widest range of innovative products, configurations and finish options.
For four years in a row, Shaw Rugs received the America's Magnificent Carpet Award for innovative rug design. They are one of the largest providers of custom tufted wool rugs, injection-dyed rugs (printed) and machine-woven rugs in synthetic and wool yarns. Their reputation for fine quality led to licensing agreements with Phillip Crowe, Susan Welsh and Kathy Ireland, as well as designs from the PGA Tour Home, Winterthur Museum Garden and Library and the Museum of International Folk Art. Shaw Rugs is a Division of Shaw Industries.
150 Shelby Williams Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
Tel: (423) 586-7000
Fax: (423) 586-2260
Commercial office chairs, sofas, sofa beds, and barstools made of wood, metal and rattan. Shelby Williams is best known for banquet stacking chairs and also provides folding tables, portable stages, and dance floors.
3035 boul Industrial
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
One of the largest manufacturers of furniture in North America, Shermag specializes in bedroom, bedroom for youth, dining room, sofas, accent furniture and gliders. They're proud of their veritical integration which means they own or control the manufacturing process from the forests to the customer's home. This lowers costs and allows Shermag to keep their own quality standards in place on every piece of furniture they make. Shermag is also proud of the concern they have for the employee workplace - a vital feature of any company in the Canadian market where business is plentiful and workers are not. Collections include 24 bedroom groups, 3 youth goups, 19 dining room, and a large collection of tables, entertainment centers and home office. The upholstery collection is limited in depth but since they are focusing on best sellers it should be possible to find something you like if you are working with basic designs and colors. They have just about one of the best websites I've seen in a while as long as you have a broad band connection. If you're still using a dial-up forget it.
2405 Highland Ave NE, PO Drawer 189
Hickory, NC 28603. (828) 322-2640, (828) 324-8207 fax
Sherrill is one of the best values in upholstered furniture you'll find. They are also the parent company for several other well known brands:
Whittemore-Sherrill (Leather Upholstery)
Precedent (Transitional Upholstery
Hickory-White (Case Goods & upholstery)
CTH-Sherrill Occasional (Wood & metal occasional & dining)
Motioncraft (Recliners, motion sofas, sectionals & home theater seating)
Theodore Alexander (Wood / metal / other case goods & accessories)
5972, 2nd Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H1Y 2Y9
Nous fabriquons des lampes de qualité depuis 1948. Nous en sommes donc à notre 51e année au service de l’industrie du meuble.
Située à Montréal, la compagnie est responsable de toute sa production de modèles en bois, en métal, en verre et en marbre. Chaque lampe est façonnée et assemblée à la main.
Vous trouverez sur ce site nos modèles les plus populaires que nous mettons en vedette. Nous vous offrons un choix imposant de lampes et un rapport qualité/prix inégalé.
A family company, Sicotte lamps was founded in 1948. Over the years, the company passed on to the second generation in the person of Fernand Sicotte. He associated himself with the Sylvestre-Saillant family in the 70s. The Sylvestre-Saillant family acquired the company in the 80s. Mr. Sicotte remained in charge of operations. The company became a division of Syldeco Canada Inc. in 1997. Syldeco Canada Inc. is a management and consulting company controlled by its founding president Michel G. Sylvestre.
Located in an 18,000 sq ft plant in Montreal, each lamp is crafted and assembled by hand of wood, metal, glass and marble.
PO Box 220
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Sumter Cabinet Company, a division of Korn Industries, Inc., founded in 1889, is committed to bringing the consumer beautiful solid wood furniture that will last for generations.
11 Delta Dr
Londonderry, NH 03053
Sunset Trading is the direct importing division of GPS Furniture International, Inc. GPS Furniture purchased Sunset in December of 1997 and since that time sales have more than doubled. They specialize in Master Bedrooms, Kids Bedrooms, Casual and Formal Dining. Their bedrooms feature side roller drawer guides, four corner English dovetails, solids and veneer. Their dining rooms feature Epoxy resin constructed chairs with metal support brackets which make their chairs 100 times stronger than glued chairs. Plus, Sunset Trading offers a two year warranty
SUPERIOR FURNITURE COMPANY
318 East Main Street
PO Box 130
Lowell, MI 49331-0130
Tel: (616) 897-9285
MI Toll Free Fax: 800-678-2133
Fax: (616) 897-5420
The area around Grand Rapids has long been known for the quality of the furniture it produces. Over the years, Superior has maintained a reputation as being one of the area's best manufacturers of traditional 18th century solid cherry occasional tables and accent items. In the past decades, in response to consumer requests, Superior has introduced French, English, Queen Anne, Shaker, Transitional, Contemporary, Accents, Hand painted, Occasional and Cafe Dining furniture in solid cherry and other select hardwoods. Although styles have changed, Superior's craftsmanship has remained constant. You can see this in their carving, finishing and hand rubbing, the dovetailed drawers and the painted and lacquered finishes.
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
A brand of Lexington Home Furnishings. Susan Sargent has taken her love for color and design and created a bold, imaginative and eclectic look in home fashion. The furniture is immediately familiar yet fresh and new. Old designs come to life with her unique blend of classical styles and imaginative freedom. The predominant color in the collection is a dark chocolate wood, although there are a few lighter accent pieces as well. The creativity in this group comes in how Susan shows you to add in color and splash to create a balance of the familiar with the desire for "something new."
PO Box 4189, High Point, NC 27263-4189.
(336) 886-6131, Fax (336)885-6227
Swaim is many companies under one roof. For decades they have been held awe as a true designers line. Decorators and high-end furniture stores knew about the exquisite transitional and contemporary upholstery and occasional pieces they could get from Swaim. They could create unique and stunning room settings for movie stars and socialites that fit with their life-styles and budgets. Fortunately for the rest of us, the word eventually leaked out that you too could get the same look and styles from the people who make it. Swaim. If any one word summed them up it would have to be "elegance." Expect to pay more, but you can also expect to get more. More design, more quality. Choose from a wide selection of chairs, sofas, sectionals, ottomans in hundreds of fabrics. The occasional collection features plenty of brass and metal tables, along with eclectic glass, wood, stone and leather tables.
P O Box 4966
Greensboro, NC 27404
Fax: (336) 854-9700
As you browse through the Swedish Blonde site, you'll find the influence of Carl Larsson's work -- surely one of Sweden's most beloved artists and colorists. While some of their pieces are reproductions of the original Swedish Arts and Crafts styles, they have also chosen to reinterpret some elements in order to design unique furniture fit for modern lifestyles and households. In every case, however, the commitment is clear: SWEDISH BLONDE offers distinctive furnishings and accessories which capture the essence of Swedish style, crafted with an expectation of enduring quality, and finished with the touch of luminescence which so magically conveys that charm of this land. Check out Swedish Blonde for a glimpse of the gracious lifestyle and welcoming environment in which simple pleasures are to be enjoyed as part of truly living well. May you, too, fall in love with the Sweden so many have come to know.
Odinsvägen 37 A
S-130 54 Dalarö
KEYWORD: Swedish Gustavian furniture
SWIRLS OF COLOR
26 Brooklyn Heights, #2
Thomaston, ME 04861
Distributor of furniture, fine art, table top and decorative accessories.
TAIWAN GLASS GROUP
286 County Home Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-7731, (828) 632-0351 FAX
In 1973, an Alexander County family started building upholstered furniture with dedication to quality and handcraftsmanship as the cornerstone of the company. Today, many of their employees are descended from those same North Carolina Piedmont roots. They are a family business then, and retain those bonds today.
Alas, Taylor Woodcraft went out of business in 1998. We will miss them, they made very nice products. Apparently, enough of you didn't know that.
1851 9TH Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
828.324.9944, 828.324.9945 FAX
Experts in the leather business, TCS brings a wealth of design and style to the furniture industry.
3961 St. Albans Ave
North Vancouver, B.C., V7N 1S9
Wholesaler of hand- crafted Indonesian teak furniture, including patio, outdoor, indoor, and garden furniture. Shipped directly from the teak manufacturer to the retail store. Made from government owned, sustainably managed forests on the island of Java each piece is made to order and shipped in 20 or 40 foot containers. All their furniture is thick cut, kiln dried and fitted with solid brass hardware.
85 Church St., Po Box 299, Granville, NY 12832.
(518)642-1100, Fax (518)642-2536
Telescope has been a family owned business for over 90 years. They started out making a rugged army cot that was light and compact and easy for troops to carry into battle. The legs telescoped into themselves for easy handling. The same quality that went into the first products has carried into their current production of outdoor furniture. They offer cushion and sling styles, tables and chairs in white, ivory, green, black or sandstone. They also make a full line of serving carts, planters, rocking chairs, gliders, directors chairs and settees. Styles are offered in traditional and contemporary. Outdoor catalogs are fun to browse through because of the beautiful settings, so be sure to look through the whole catalog when youre shopping.
Tell City went out of business in 1996.
207 South 7th St
Maiden, NC 28650
Temple's history began, in all places, in a converted church building. (Pardon the pun.) Cecil Parker, along with his brothers, Kenneth and Grady started their company with the dream of filling a niche in the furniture industry, medium price, well made furniture that would appeal to the value-conscious shopper. Not that there weren't other companies already doing that, but like every entrepreneur, they thought they could do it better. That was in 1962. Now more than forty years later, the sons have continued the tradition of 8-way hand tied medium priced upholstery and leather furniture that represents a great value for the average consumer. If you compare what you get for the money from Temple against what you get for the same money from a national furniture chain that doesn't specify brands, you will find the Temple is a fabulous buy and should outlast the competitors with no problem.
2137 E. 55th St
Vernon, CA 90058
Artwork, tables and lamps.
230 S. Rd., PO Box 5867, High Point, NC 27262.
(336)841-6000, Fax (336)841-3245
Founded in 1953, Thayer Coggin was amoung the first companies to pioneer contemporary furniture. From the very beginning they have been recognized as a leader in modern residential and office furniture. The company's founder, Thayer Coggin, has been awarded the Outstanding Design Support Award by the American Society of Furniture Designers.
From its beginning, Thayer Coggin's association with chief designer, Milo Baughman has been one of their secrets to success. Some of his designs have been exhibited in museums throughout North Carolina and New York. In 1987, Mr. Baughman was honored by the ASFD with it's Distinguished Designer Award, the first still practicing designer to recieve that award. The Thayer Coggin complex includes over 385,000 square feet of manufacturing and showroom facilities.
Thayer Coggin includes every style and design you could want in contemporary design. They want to give you the choices you need to do your home or office the way you want it. Once you get past the usual assortment of contemporary sectionals and chairs and sofas, you find that Thayer Coggin stands alone in their depth of cutting edge designs. You can choose from 50's retro, classics, Biedermeier, light wave, recliners that REALLY don't look like recliners, modulars and sectionals that give you plenty of options and home theatre styles.
"Theodore Alexander was founded by the enigmatic Paul Maitland-Smith in 1996. An industry legend who has pioneered high-end furniture production throughout Asia for the past 25 years. The company has headquarters in Asia, owning one million square feet of production plants with 6,000 employees, and further developments in hand. Making Theodore Alexander one of the largest furniture manufacturers in South East Asia. Most of the expertise comes from over 30 expatriates working in the plant; Italian, American, Philippine, English, French, Macedonian & Indian. This expertise allows Theodore Alexander total control to design & produce items of timeless charm and of the highest quality. Famous for it's diversity of product, original design and innovative use of materials, Theodore Alexander currently has over 4,000 products in its range. The majority of design influences are mostly from the 18/19th centuries, with some Art Deco and contemporary lines. Paul Maitland-Smith and Gerry Paglinawan add the Theodore Alexander twist, to give the product its well known eclectic look. Theodore Alexander products are now available throughout most major countries worldwide, with the brand being recognised as a sign of unique design and quality." From the factory web site
THIEF RIVER LINEN
232 LaBree Ave. South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Tel: (218) 681-3919, (800) 569-8105
Fax: (218) 681-8334
You're flipping through a magazine and there is the room of your dreams. It's not the wallpaper or the furniture that catches your eye but the waist-high bed with mounds of fabulous pillows and layers of beautiful fabrics that seem to pour over the edge like a waterfall. "Wow," you think, "can you imagine the work that went into putting all those fabrics together and having it custom made? I could never afford something like that." Actually, it is a lot of work, but on Thief River Linen's part, not yours. They have made the task of turning ordinary ho-hum beds into stunning room settings an art form. And they've made it easier for you and more affordable than you would imagine. Their catalog is laid out in a logical format so you can pick your fabrics and all the coordinating layers and feel confident that everything is going to look fabulous when you're all done.
PO Box 339
Thomasville, NC 27361
(336) 472-4000, (336) 472-2399 fax
Thomasville is one of the few recognizable names in the furniture industry. For decades they have provided a broad range of furniture at varying prices and quality ranges in styles that lead the way for each generation. Thomasville has continues to make products that consumers want because they listen to their dealers and to their end users - you. Unfortunately, as of April 2004, Thomasville is still enforcing Miniumum Retail Pricing.
7501 East Redfield Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Thunderbird Furniture, founded in 1954 in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a maker of fine bedroom furniture. They take great pride in craftsmanship and modern technology combined with quality materials to ensure years of enjoyable service. Contemporary and shaker are very complementary these days. Shaker seems to have found a great following among those who love the fresh clean lines of contemporary and the clean lines of Shaker. It is no wonder then that Thunderbird, which makes some very nice contemporary groups would offer Mission/shaker groups as well.
An unusual marriage of American marketing and Chinese carpet weaving has produced some of the finest quality carpets available. Tianjin, China has a reputation for its weaving ability, and with the implementation of new machinery they are setting new standards in machine-made Oriental carpets. Some consumers want a hand-made rug because it is unique and has a different look from any other carpet ever made. Tianin-Philadelphia carpets will not have those characteristics. It is important to realize that because of the steel looms these carpets have tighter weaves, straight and even lines, uniform pattern detail and a plush thickness.
AL P.O. Box 1148, Conover, NC 28613
828-464-1778, fax 828-465-3101
Timmerman Mfg. Inc. is a family owned business established in 1968 to manufacture extremely high quality wrought iron furniture for the homeand custom contract items for wholesale furniture manufacturers. Highly-skilled artisans fabricate each piece of furniture by hand. After each piece is constructed it is carefully inspected and cleaned by removing all of the dirt, grease, and scale. The piece is then etched to provide a superior surface for the paint to adhere. Every item is painted with an electrostatic painting system that causes paint to flow evenly and uniformly around each piece. When properly cared for, the furniture will last for years. Items available include Baker's Racks, Bar Stools, Dining Sets, Wall Units, Beds, and Outdoor Sets. Specialty finishes are available including Antique Gold, Verdi Green, Antique White, Charcoal, Antique Slate, Pewter, Black and White. One of these finishes will complement any home decor.
5270 Vally Road
Berkley Spring, WV 25411
(304) 258-2818, fax (304) 258-5479 Tom Seely Furniture is hand built by individual craftsman out of solid wood. Because the furniture is not mass-produced on assembly lines, you can choose from a wide variety of stylistic options to customize it to your liking. Most items can be constructed out of pine, oak or cherry and finished with one of twelve different stains. The use of veneer or particleboard is never employed in construction, instead they utilize joinery techniques that were the standard of quality cabinetmaking centuries ago, before mass production became the norm, lending superior strength to all of our furniture's construction. Seely’s Furniture uses techniques such as "mortise- and-tenon joints" and "shiplapped", a traditional technique of overlapping boards, which allows the wood to expand and contract. Tom Seely is furniture built to last for generations. Solid wood.
67 Biesecker Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292
323.231.2349, 323.231.2634 FAX
TomLin Designs was established in October 1992 and is a division of LampCrafters, Inc. which has been in the lamp and shade manufacturing business for over 17 years. All of the TomLin Designs products are made within the factory in Lexington, North Carolina, including the exquisite hand-sewn and crafted lamp shades. The majority of lamps and accessories are made from composite materials such as fiberglass resin and other fillers such as wood byproducts, stone, or light weight glass beads. The advantages of using composite materials is the ability to control weight and texture as well as allowing the factory to be "cost wise" with the product. TomLin Designs takes great pride in the creation of "One-of-a-Kinds". This has been accomplished through an endless search for tasteful antiques as well as commissioning carved or sculptured pieces out that are known only to TomLin. Items such as these can not be found anywhere else. TomLin is still one of the few that continues to capture a rich, high quality finish by doing it the "old fashioned" way. Each and every one of the TomLin Designs pieces goes through a painstaking series of hand-rubbing to achieve that "old world" effect. Gold and silver gilts are applied just as the old world craftsmen have done for centuries. Individual sheets of metal are carefully placed on each object one sheet at a time where they are brushed and burnished to create the look that no paint can ever match. Tomlin Designs was established, as its name and logo depicts, to provide the home furnishings industry with "Our Contribution To Smart Southern Style". With this statement and theme for the company, TomLin Designs is committed to making products that are traditional in style and design but on the leading edge of traditional interpretation through creative usage of mediums, finishes and shading treatments that result in unique and innovative products.
103 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Tel: (843) 722-1160
Fax: (843) 722-2166
Tortoise International Inc. is an importer and designer of British & Dutch Colonial Plantation furniture and accessories from the East & West Indies. Individually hand crafted furniture and accessories out of teak, mahogany, rattan, sea grass, water hyacinth, banana weave and leather. These select pieces are recreated by using century old wood working techniques of the master craftsman for Tortoise International exclusively.
TREE PRODUCTS BY CRANFORD
330 19th St. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Irvine, CA 92718
(714) 951-0716 fax
Aluminum outdoor furniture. Over 20 collections in sling, strap and cushion. Tropitone's designers work hard to bring you styles you won't find in the cheap import products. This furniture will look just as good around your pool as it will at a multi-million dollar resort. In fact, you will find a lot of Tropitone at resorts around the world because of their reputation for quality, value and great design. They offer every kind of table you could possibly need as well as standard umbrellas and market umbrellas. Every company needs something to help them stand out. Tropitone offers 5 types of cushion design and 2 types of slings so that you can customize your collection according to your comfort needs.
95 Chastain Rd.
Kennesaw, Ga. 30144
Tel: (800) 243.5141
Fax: (770) 795.9421
Since 1948 Trosby Furniture has been reproducing fine 18th and 19th century furniture for home and office. Think case pieces for Trosby instead of complete collections, that's how furniture in the 18th century would have been purchased anyway. A china cabinet here, an end table there, a hall piece this month, a large armoire next year. We believe when you see and touch the furniture you'll appreciate the exquisite mahogany and burl inlays, along with satinwood and rosewood accents.
351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Tel: (404) 816 8612
Fax: (404) 816 7181
Seventy percent of the images Trowbridge sells are exclusive to them and not available to anyone else. For 20 years Trowbridge has been supplying the very best reproduction and antique framed prints to private buyers and the interior design trade world-wide. Using only the finest antiqued materials Trowbridge captures the warmth of original 17th, 18th and 19th century prints in their reproductions. Because every frame is handcrafted from wood and finished by hand using early Dutch, Italian and English designs the result is a framed picture that has the impact and quality of the original for the price of a reproduction. rowbridge control all aspects of production, working with frame suppliers to ensure consistent high quality and a steady flow of new and refreshing designs to keep pace with today’s design trends. Part quoted from the Trowbridge website
1532 S. Washington Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854
tel: (800) 944-6433
fax: (800) 677-6828
Casegoods of all kinds know for their international flair.
2545 West Diversey, Chicago, IL 60647.
tel: (773) 384-0800
fax: (773) 384-7526
Purchased by Frederick Cooper Lamp company in 1977, Tyndale has survived among hundreds of lamp companies by focusing on design and high profile niche marketing. In other words, they design beautiful lamps and sell them to, or under names such as: Larry Laslo, Raymond Waites, Vicente Wolf and Lee Weitzman, as well as licensed lighting collections for Grange and Mandalay. All of these licenses co-ordinate with furniture collections produced by some of the nation's leading furniture manufacturers including: Drexel Heritage, LaneVenture, John Widdicomb and Directional.
TYNDALL CREEK FURNITURE
2004 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Tyndall Creek went out of business July 2006. A real shame to see them go. They made some of the best quality rockers you'd ever find. They were made in southern Brazil from Andean Maple harvested in Paraguay.
U.S FURNITURE INDUSTRIES
AL Not in business.
UNICO INTERNATIONAL A/S
DK 4450 Jyderup
+45 5927 7011, Fax: +45 5927 8711
Unico has been in business for more than 25 years! During all these years they have gained a reputation of providing customers worldwide with good flexible, comfortable reclining leather chairs. Being one of the biggest producers in Europe – they must do a decent job… Their focus over the years has been on affordable chairs in good Scandinavian design – with an excellent value/price ratio. With over 1 million chairs sold worldwide they have gained superior experience in design, production and marketing of flexible recliners. They use superior Scandinavian designers; very competitive leather suppliers worldwide and well know Danish efficiency in shipping. Leather has been core business for Unico in decades. Unico only uses the top layer of the hide from the best tanneries. The leather is dyed as evenly as possible, however it is a natural product and variation will occur. They supply two qualities. Standard leather is "corrected cow", which includes a full surface treatment. Standard leather is more durable to light and stains – this type leather is ideal for daily use. Chairs with standard leather come with artificial leather on the back of the chair and other areas not being used. Our semi-aniline leather is has got a light surface treatment, which provides a softer leather but also more susceptible to stains and it must be used with care. All Semi-aniline leather chairs come in full leather. Besides leather we use a few types of fabric; like Eleganza microfiber, which offers second to none comfort and easy maintenance! They also do traditional fabrics on very few models. By far the most of our chairs comes with swivel function and step less reclining back. Experience shows that flexible chairs that offers many sitting positions makes it easier for you to relax and enjoy life…. Unico has been a family owned company ever since the beginning. Since October 1, 1999, the majority shareholder and President has been Mr. Jens Holmegaard, Ph.D. With intensive international business experience Jens Holmegaard heads up a team of enthusiastic and loyal employees – all dedicated to full fill our mission: To provide people with a better chair at a reasonable price. After a long days hard work we all deserve to relax and enjoy life.
UNION CITY MIRROR AND TABLE COMPANY
129 34th St., PO Box 825, Union City, NJ 07087.
(201)867-0050, Fax (201)867-2552
Union City is only sold at fine furniture stores throughout the country.
3550 NW 58th Street, Miami, Florida 33142
800-741-1886, fax: 305-634-6889
Florida based corporation founded in 1973. Today, Unique Originals is an established leader providing uniquely designed, high quality Architectural Products, Fine Furniture, and Spa Panels to the Country's largest and most successful Original Equipment Manufacturers, Interior Designers, Architects, Builders, and Fine Furniture Stores. They offer a complete line of standard architectural products, as well as, custom design capabilities to meet the demands of their customer's creative imaginations. Never before has such an exquisite classic designer look been so available, easy to install, durable and affordable.
UNIVERSAL FURNITURE CO
2622 Uwharrie Road
High Point, NC 27263
Fax: (336) 861-9558
PO Box 558, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-0558.
(540)483-5103, Fax (540)483-1546
Mirror company using solid wood frames (a very limited number use urethane - better than hollow styrene), diamond back coating on the glass, 1¼ to 1½ inch bevels (much wider than industry standard) and an average shipping time of 3 weeks. Styles are mostly traditional although several eclectic styles are available. They also make pedestals, wall screens and a large selection of prints and pictures.
PO Box 7626, High Point, NC 27264.
(336)431-2055, Fax (336)841-8154
Uwharrie offers an alternative product for those concerned about the environmental imact of outdoor furniture made from imported teak and painted metals. They make comfortable outdoor furniture from the material of choice of ski lodges, marina docks and landscape walks - one inch thick premium grade kiln-dried pressure treated pine. It is insect and rot resistant, can be painted or left natural, it is made from renewable resources and is painted in latex enamel. Choose from dozens of designs and colors, including several from the Bob Timberlake collection.
7201 N.E. 4th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33138
(305)751-6767, (305) 756-0631 Fax
For over 20 years, Van Teal has been offering stunning works of art that have redefined the world of artistic lighting and accessories. Master artist Hivo G. Van Teal has kept the family tradition of producing his creations by hand, each with a strong emphasis on creative styling and visual balance. Van Teal creations have received numerous awards including 5 consecutive years as 1st place in the Art Critics Association International Competition for Sculpture and Design, 3 Arts Awards for Lighting Design Excellence and many others. Every Van Teal is a collectible masterpiece.
231 Main St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Candles, candle holders, tabletop products, furniture, garden & beach products and spa.
502 Waterway Dr.
Amory, MS 38821
VANGUARD FURNITURE CO
PO Box 2187
Hickory, NC 28603
Fax: (828) 328-9816
Vanguard Furniture is a manufacturer and marketer of middle-to-upper-end home furnishings distributed through retail furniture stores, showrooms, design studios, and specialty retailers.
Their Collections include:
VAUGHN FURNTURE CO
PO Box 1489, Galax, VA 24333.
(540)236-6111, Fax (540)238-3238
Promotional priced bedroom furniture in contemporary, traditional, transitional and country. They offer over twenty collections at a price just about anyone can afford. They offer a lot of childrens collections and armoire/entertainment centers. They also have quite a few designs that are quite "stylish" for this price range.
East Oldtown St.,
Galax, VA 24333
Fax: (276) 236-0385
Promotional priced bedroom furniture in contemporary, traditional, transitional and country. They offer over twenty collections at a price just about anyone can afford. The key to maintaining any promotional furniture is to be careful about the stress you put on drawers. If you do that, the set should give you many years of use.
VERMONT PRECISION WOODWORKING
Morrisville, Vermont 05661.
(802)888-7974, Fax (802)888-3668
Bedroom for adults and children in light, contemporary maple. Everything from the bunkbeds to the bookcases has a very clean, utilitarian look that lets it fit into many home settings. Darker finishes are available. Vermont now has a collection called Tots of Vermont. This collection offers down-sized table, chair and bedroom sets.
1 Tubbs Avenue
Brandon, VT 05733
Folks. I don't often use quotes from a manufacturer because they are in the business of selling furniture and they're going to try to put the best face on their products. However, when I run across a line like Vermont Tubbs, I can with good conscience let them tell you their story. Vermont Tubbs is a great choice for someone who wants youth furniture their children can grow up with. You won't have to replace it because it is disposable and worn out, you might replace it because you're simply tired of it after fifteen or twenty years, but probably not because it fell apart.
"The Vermont Tubbs story traces back to 1840, when William F. Tubbs began steam bending ash to produce a line of durable, handcrafted snowshoes and skis. In the years to follow, that emphasis shifted to individually bench-built furniture with the same commitment to quality and value. We continue to broaden our line of ash bedroom furniture to offer a variety of styles for both adults and kids." Taken from their website.
Via 13 Martiri, 67
30027 S. Dona' di Piave
Tel. ++39-0421-51823, Fax. ++39-0421-330218
Born to be a Restorer and Antiques Dealer, Bruno Camerin feels out of place in a world of plastic furniture, cheap imports and assembly line manufacturing. He wanted to offer new furniture to a generation that would cherish it for it's beauty and craftsmanship and pass it on to future generations with love. The Victoria line is the embodiment of his dreams.
VICTORIA JORDA FURNISHINGS
P.O. Box 3149
Hickory, North Carolina 28603
Tel: (828) 267-2500
Exposed wood upholstered chairs and benches from Spain, Italy and Indonesia finished and upholstered in North Carolina. Because the furniture comes into the factory unfinished, you get to custom order your chair in the finish and fabric of your choice. Victoria Jorda puts every frame through a rigorous inspection to be sure you get the highest quality at the lowest possible price. Their web site shows the finishes using excellent color rendition, however, as with any on-line shopping, we caution our readers to remember that what looks pecan on your screen may look like oak on mine. It's always best to check with your dealer to see the actual finish.
PO Box 460
Hillsborough, NC 27278
tel: 800-277-5933 toll free
fax: 919-732-9903 fax
VIETRI is the largest importer of exclusively Italian handcrafted products for the better specialty market. The magic of Italy, their skilled artisans and their enthusiasm keeps them vibrant and passionate about bringing you Italy's best in creations, colors and design. Products include: flatware, dinnerware, kitchenware, table linens and drinkware from the designers and manufacturers of Italy.
VIEWPOINT LEATHER WORKS
2756 Rasmussen Rd
PO Box 981509
Park City, UT 84068
24 St. Thomas
St. Benoit<, G0m 1p0
Fax: (418) 228-9467
17 Matejko St., 76200 Slupsk, Poland
+4859 8452687, VIMEX@HOME.PL
Since 1993 “VIMEX” – a member of the regional Chamber of Commerce – has been suppling a vast range of HQ, styled and priced to sell furniture worldwide. Their new exclusive line - handcrafted original furniture for horse- and hunt clubs, inns, huts, residences, homes, restaurants, etc. – has been a hit with their partners. Part of their offer may be seen at a test site. They have shown their furniture at many important world trade events such as DECOREX USA trade show in K. Javitz Convention Center, New York, the furniture trade show in Moscow and it was recognized by visitors and experts for it's good quality/design/price ratio. P.S. The furniture manufactured in Poland is also US customs duty free! More info about the goods available may be seen at www.vimex.home.pl (more furniture and decoration items), www.bm2000sl.republika.pl (our showroom/store) and www.worldbid.com/vimex.
1434 Hwy. 15 PO Box 450
Baskin, LA 71219
VIRGINIA HOUSE FURNITURE
Not in business anymore.
Unfortunately Virginia Metalcrafters went out of business around 2007 - 2008. Virginia Metalcrafters was one of those companies that ranked at the top of their niche. They offered reproduction and original products under exclusive license from such organizations as Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Institution, Monticello, Historic Newport, Old Salem, Mount Vernon, Old Sturbridge Village, Winterthur Museum, Historic Charleston, Mystic Seaport and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. That, in our industry is quite an impressive list of credentials. Some of the products they offered included: Andirons, birdbaths, bookends, cachepots, candelabras, candle snuffers, chandeliers, damper hooks, desk accessories, doorknockers, doorstops, fire screens, firetool sets, garden accessories, hinges, inkwells, lamps, locks and door handles, mirrors, paperweights, shelf brackets, sundials, tea caddies, tiebacks and trivets.
Old Highway 64
P.O. Box 1178
Rosman, NC 28772
Well, we have to admit, this one really surprised us. A pool table that could be judged on the workmanship and quality of the table itself, even without the playing surface. It's true that the table top will meet and exceed the standards of any serious pool player, but the rest of the table will meet or exceed the standards of any furniture lover too. Using only the highest quality materials, Vitale hand-crafts each table to be a fine piece of furniture with painstaking attention to all the right details - fit, finish and form. Oh yeah, it's a great pool table too.
W. A. MITCHELL CHAIRMAKERS
W. A. Mitchell furniture pieces are designed by internationally known Arthur H. Mitchell. They're handcrafted with traditional joinery including cherry wedging of legs and pegging of seat backs which reflects their emphasis on quality yet comfortable and elegant sitting pieces.
The Mitchell's sitting pieces such as chairs, rockers, benches, and bar stools are designed with unique adaptability to personal tastes and lifestyles. Over the years of faithful service, each piece develops a unique patina as it's beauty and functionality creates something more than fine furniture. Complementing shaker-styled solid wood tables are also available, in cherry, maple, oak or ash. Their fine quality products make wonderful and unique gifts for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations, Mother's/Father's Day, corporate gifts, and bridal registry. If desired or for a special occasion, a personal message may be added on the bottom of the chairs. Pieces may also be signed and dated by the craftsman at your request.
2020 A West Green Drive
High Point, NC 27262
W. Schillig is better known in Europe than the U.S., but that will change someday. They specialize in contemporary European design upholstery in leather and exotic microfiber and advanced technology fabrics.
1340 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
A true example of fine quality English furniture, still made according to the standards that top brands used to be measured by. Wade continues to use a master craftsman-apprentice program to train their future wood workers, a method that ensures an exquisite product that will meet the expectations of even the most discerning buyer. To become a master craftsman an apprentice spends up to eight years working side by side with a mentor before they are permitted to work on their own. Compare that with the trend in the furniture industry where a new worker gets on the job training that might involve days or even hours. Careful French polishing methods and hand finishing allow Wade to offer four individual finishes. Traditional Mahogany deep red and russet tones, mellowed Mahogany, with golden tones, together with Yew tree and Walnut, both of which are temperate timbers selected to produce beautifully grained and individually figured pieces of furniture. They can even custom match finishes to blend with your own older furniture which may have already settled into its own rich patina. Wade deals in some of the most beautiful, exquisite and rare woods in the world but is also extremely conscious of the need to assure that these products are available for future generations. This commitment to the stewardship of our shared resources has led to the great honor of being awarded the Environmental Management Award by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, as well as the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. When you go to the website you will actually go to the Europa Collection which is the distributor of Wade in the U.S. Navigate through their site to "Collections" and select Wade.
Wambold called it quits April of 2003. They will be missed by many dealers and consumers who have enjoyed their furniture for decades. So long!
WATERFORD FURNITURE MAKERS
800 Kemper St
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Fax: (434) 845-8913
Sometimes nothing but the ultimate top of the line, best made furniture in the world will do. Something built to standards beyond what you can find in the world that mere mortals move in. You need Waterford. Pull a drawer out and look at a back corner of the bottom of the drawer. Looks just like the beautiful finish on the front of the drawer doesn't it? Amazing. Of course this kind of quality and attention to detail isn't cheap, but cheap wasn't what you had in mind. As of August 2009 the company had shut the web site down. I called to ask if they were still in business and they said yes, but they were scaling back production. If you want Waterford I recommend you get busy and start buying it while you can. Let's keep this company in business.
Keywords: Solid wood
79 Madison Ave. 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212)213-7989, (212)213-7915 fax
PO Box 1277
Galax, VA 24333
Fax: (540) 236-2899
Webb stopped making furniture in 2005. They are currently a supplier of parts for other manufacturers..
WEILS MATTRESS COMPANY
4290 Piggly Wiggly Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405
Manufacturer of the Miracle Mattress, Weils has been in the mattress business since 1914. Weils is another contender in the move to offer alternatives to the springs, wires and coils of a traditional mattress. They use a product called Memortex to distinguish themselves from the rest of the field. According to Weils, the returns on the typical foam or ultracel type mattress is about 40%, mostly because it is such a radical departure from the spring and coil mattresses we grew up with. They tend to be hot, lose their memory, have lower warranties and create pressure points on the body. Weils claims that their Memortex product has solved all these problems. Folks, I have no experience with this mattress, I can only go on what I've heard from salespeople and product literature. Can anyone out there give me an unbiased opinion?
PO Box 670
Bassett, VA 24055
(540) 629-7592, (540) 629-6300 fax
Contemporary upholstery, dining and occasional.
PO Box 1354, Lexington, NC 27292.
tel: (336) 885-3500-4934
fax: (336) 886-2009
Wellington Hall changed ownership in 2003. The new company kept most of the products and has hopes to continue growing the company to offer even better quality furniture. Wellington Hall makes fine furniture affordable - furniture inspired by the great genius of Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite. Wellington Hall has adapted these timeless designs to meet the needs of today's consumer. Although they specialize in accent and wall systems, Wellington Hall has a broad selection of bedroom and dining room available. You will appreciate the use of fine materials in their furniture like: Genuine Solid Honduras Mahogany, Ebony Inlays, Veneers of fine Rosewood, American Walnut, and French Walnut, Maple Solids, beautifully matched Honduras Crotch Mahogany, Boxwood Inlays, Carpathian Elm and White Ash Burls, and Laurel Solids.
1001 E. 60th St.
Los Angeles, CA 9001
(323) 231-4275, (323) 235-2910 fax
Wesley Allen is one of the few companies left in the world still making brass and metal beds with the express intention of passing on a family heirloom. Yes, they are a little pricier, but you're going to get what you pay for. Not only are their beds top quality but they are romantic and elegant. They state on their web site that they are "considered the strongest bed frames in the industry." I've never seen any objective testing data to support that, however, after almost two decades of selling their products I will make the statement that I do not know of anyone making a better or stronger bed frame, i.e., someone else may be just as good, but probably not better. (How's that to satisfy the legal department?) I don't go out on a limb like this very often, but I think companies like Wesley Allen deserve your consideration. They are representative of a core group of manufacturers who are fighting the "dumbing down" of consumers by producing high-quality products that can be passed down from generation to generation. Wesley Allen uses an oven bake technique to bond the electrostatically applied powder paint. Choose from about 30 standard and premium colors and finishes. One of the special advantages of purchasing from a company like Wesley Allen is their ability to customize many of their beds just for you. Want the bed with a canopy? No problem. Want wrap-around posts? Can do. How about a headboard bonnet with open footboard and return posts. Sure. Try getting that from a catalog company or department store selling cheap imports!
PO Box 2586
141 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 324-7466, (828) 324-8547 FAX
16525 South Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
You've probably seen most of Wexford's furniture in catalogs, department stores and speciality shops. They make the awesome cutting edge looks that are hot and trendy, yet classy enough to last past the final payments on the furniture. You'll love it today for the look and love it in years to come for its quality and design. Bedroom, dining room and occasional.
WHITAKER FURNITURE CO
PO Drawer 1468
SEARCY, AR 72145
Fax: (800) 788-4125
Went out of business in April 2006. Here is how I described them when they were in business: "Look to Whitaker for traditional to contemporary tables, chairs and barstools in solid oak. Although the factory warranty is only one year, with care, their furniture should last a lifetime. All solid oak table tops feature a Superguard finish to protect them from typical household chemicals, like nail polish, alcohol, and most of whatever Junior has in his chemistry set. These sizes are great for people in a condo, or small apartment, although full size dimensions are also available."
WHITE OF MEBANE
Now called Hickory White. Click on "H" above.
4100 Carolina Commerce Parkway
North Charleston, SC 29456-6704
Fax: (877) 236-9070
Very few natural materials can equal the appeal of natural rattan and wicker for creating a casual and warm feel in your home. And when it comes to rattan, Whitecraft is probably the leader in the entire industry. Since 1919 they have sought to elevate the use of rattan to a level of acceptance in even in the finest homes and decorating environments. They have done this through stylish designs and hand-crafted quality. Many people are afraid of rattan and wicker because of the poor quality of much of the import products sold in department stores. Whitecraft is in a class completely beyond that. Designs include: bedroom, occasional, barstools, casual/formal dining and upholstery. In October of 2003 Whitecraft merged with Cebu. Cebu will become Cebu Outdoor.
516 Paul Street
P.O. Box 672
Rocky Mount, NC 27802-0672
The Standard of Excellence in decorative lighting. A unique collection reflecting the talents of Far Eastern and European artisans combined with the creative efforts of American craftsmen. Authentic, time honored designs reproduced with meticulous attention to detail and color in the old world manner. Striking traditional and transitional creations blending techniques and materials of the past to meet the dictates of today's designs. These lamps grace the homes of those who demand unerring quality and consummate good taste.
Constantly seeking artware of uncommon beauty and distinction, Wildwood designers travel the world over to find glorious Kutani Porcelains from Japan, elegant lead crystals from Germany and Florentine tole ware from Italy. But each lamp is still individually inspired and created by hand. With great care the lamps are richly embellished with hand finished mountings, handsome hardware accents and a wide repertoire of shade treatments to complement form and function. A Wildwood lamp truly yields the promise of beauty to be cherished for years to come.
Beginning in 1903, Mr. W. A. Bulluck founded a retail furniture company in the small Southern town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
In 1962 Bulluck's grandson, Bill Kincheloe, became manager of the company. He added a special department in the store for lamps and lampshades and became fascinated by the process of making customized lamps at the request of some of his customers.
By 1970, he had created a small line of quality hand crafted lamps. Upon hiring a salesman to sell these lamps to other furniture stores, Wildwood Lamp Company was officially born.
In the 1980's, Wildwood expanded its line to include decorative accessories, floor and wall screens, mirrors and a number of eclectic pieces of furniture.
In 1992, Wildwood added McEnroe lamp company which is located in Morganton, North Carolina. With the addition of McEnroe as a subsidiary, Wildwood now offers an additional style category which focuses on less formal, more casual lamps for today's way of living.
Wildwood operates its own porcelain kiln in Morganton, with artists who sculpt models and hand paint various bodies. In addition, McEnroe operates a specialized finishing facility for ceramics, wood and iron.
Chandeliers too, have been added to the Wildwood range. In 1992 Wildwood introduced selected chandelier styles in both formal and casual styling. The current offering has more than 75 styles ranging from the solid brass of Colonial America, to casual wood and iron, to elegant gold and crystal European creations.
Today, Wildwood Lamp Company occupies an 80,000 square foot facility, employs over 100 people, and hand crafts over 50,000 lamps yearly. Wildwood produces 1000 different traditional and transitional lamps styles and 3,000 accent pieces from artware of pure brass, crystal, porcelain, alabaster and other fine materials that are specially designed and chosen from sources around the globe. Each piece is painstakingly sanded, painted, polished, wired, assembled and packaged by hand in the North Carolina facility to insure the high quality and beauty that you can expect from a Wildwood Lamp.
WILLIAM ALAN INC
2408 Ashford Circle, High Point, NC 27261.
William Alan is a great source of transitional, eighteenth century and traditional designs that can be customized in COM or any of their fabrics, cords, braids and fringes. They feature sofas, sectionals decorative accent chairs, lounge chairs and some import designer chairs. Construction is typical medium price range with eight way hand tying, quality foam cushion with polyester wrap. Exposed legs can be finished in a wide variety of colors and textures.
151 Jimmy Carter Industrial Drive
Plains, GA 31780
Fax: (229) 824-5322
Fine cast solid aluminum outdoor furniture from a family-owned business in Plains, Georgia, the home of our former president, Jimmy Carter. The factory catalog features a letter from the president telling of the home town qualities that have made the company a treasured part of the local heritage and a compelling reason to buy American made products when possible. The furniture will never rust and features a durable powder coat paint finish, the standard of all top quality outdoor furniture. They specialize in historic styles which hold their beauty and desirability over the decades. To complement the designs you have more than 15 colors to choose from as well as several dozen carefully selected fabrics. Fabrics which enhance the look as well as increase the comfort and durability of the furniture. Made in the U.S.
PO Box 7674
High Point, NC 27264
Estate quality English furniture. No website is available that I know of. To find a dealer call or email the factory.
1365 Park Center Dr.
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 597-0899 Fax
Founded in 1988, Winners Only Inc. has become one of the industry leaders in distributing fine quality furniture at an affordable price. This market is a highly competitive business and Winners Only has strived over the years to meet the challenge in our fluctuating economy. The results of our collective efforts has been to experience a very consistent growth and we have successfully secured a market share in home office and dining categories.
Winners Only Inc. has made a strong commitment to developing a high quality line of product that continually meets the needs of a very dynamic retail public. Quality product purchased at a fair price which can be delivered in a timely manner are qualities that retailers are looking for. Winners Only possesses all of these attributes.
Winners Only has a management and sales team with a wide range of retail knowledge. It is from this vast experience that enables us to truly understand and anticipate our customer's needs. Winners Only also has a highly qualified customer service department which is always ready to go above and beyond what is expected to solve any customer problems. The Winners Only philosophy is to stay focused on customer needs and be the finest manufacturer of home office and dining products.
WINSTON FURNITURE CO
Started in 1975, Winston furniture is proudly made in the U.S.A. in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Haleyville, Alabama.
In the beginning, Winston manufactured simple aluminum furniture with virgin vinyl straps. As the popularity of casual furniture increased, different styles and materials were introduced. Consumers craved comfort, and Winston answered the call by being the first company to introduce cushioned fabrics for outdoor use. These fabrics contained special mildew resistant yarns with ultraviolet stabilizers that withstood the tortures of weather.
In 1982, another milestone was passed in the casual furniture industry, and Winston was at the forefront of this new revolution — sling furniture. Simply put, sling furniture takes a specially produced fabric that is pulled taut through a channel attached to the furniture frame. The result is a sleek, firm yet remarkably comfortable piece of furniture that is easy to clean and maintain.
Today, the Winston Furniture line is comprised of cushion, sling and strap furniture with a host of styles. A variety of powder coated paint finishes and strap colors, along with over 80 fabric selections allow you to create just the look you need.
Winston International, a division of Winston Furniture, markets cast aluminum dining and seating furniture as well as wrought iron home accents. These designer pieces include etageres, planters and occasional tables.
210 S. Delaney Rd.
Owosso, MI 48867
Since 1866 the Woodard name has been upheld by master craftsmen loyal to the unparalleled standards established by founder Lyman Woodard. Beginning in the 1930’s, the Woodard family developed the first collection of hand-crafted wrought iron furniture. This innovation marked the birth of casual outdoor furniture and ultimately led to casual furniture designs made from a variety of materials, the most prominent being cast and tubular aluminum.
Throughout the years, Woodard expanded its product offering. Changing lifestyles with an emphasis on comfort prompted Woodard to enter the tubular aluminum market. Soon after, Woodard began manufacturing cast aluminum furniture, providing an assortment of quality crafted casual furniture pieces.
Today, Woodard continues the tradition of hand-crafted wrought iron furniture with the same quality craftsmanship implemented by its founder. Under the flagship Woodard brand, wrought iron, cast aluminum and tubular aluminum products are manufactured using the finest materials available, state of the art finish systems, and quality control systems second to none in the industry.
4475 S. 15th W
PO Box 2007
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
If you love early 17th and 18th Century furniture you know that the beautiful, sparkling finishes that come from major brand name companies aren't historically authentic. Early craftsmen worked with stains and finishes based on plant, vegetable and animal dyes. Their finishes, while beautiful in their own day, would hardly be considered commercially marketable by today's standards. But what if you want an authentic look, one that reproduces the aged patina of quality furniture made centuries ago? You could buy antiques and take a chance on quality, not to mention the exhoribant price. Or, you could shop from Woodland Furniture for a wide variety of case pieces such as beds, chests, night stands, tables and chairs. Each item is unique and carefully finished to be as close to authentic as possible. In designer showrooms throughout the country.
1920 Jarrell St.
High Point, NC 27261
(336) 841-6409, (336) 841-6812 fax
Information taken from the Woodmark Web site. Woodmark was founded in 1964 by Elliott Sherrill Wood, a man whose roots go deep into the Southern furniture industry, and a man who is known by many as “Mr. Furniture.” The company was one of the first to specialize and standardize its focus on upholstered chairs, which resulted in product value unequaled in the market place. All unneeded expense, anything that added nothing to the value of the chair, was eliminated. The Company was dedicated totally to the integrity of product, the comfort, quality and scrupulous value of chairs.
Elliott Wood began his career for his father’s wholesale rug company, and founded his own retail store in the depression year 1932. His work included a custom upholstery shop manufacturing chairs, sofas and loveseats. Wood bought frames on the New York market from such acknowledged masters as Charles Assenze, Leopold Columbo and others who supplied frames to the finest custom shops in the nation. Fabrics were supplied by some of the outstanding names in the textile world, including Arther Lee, Stroheim and Roman, Jofa, Schumacher and Cheney Brothers. Wood’s retail business gave him access to the best upholstery plants where he could study and absorb their principles of construction and fine workmanship.
In 1937, Elliott Wood converted his retail shop entirely to the manufacturing of furniture, and he named his company Heritage Furniture. The original plant was on Broad Street, and later moved to English Street in High Point, North Carolina. In 1946 Wood christened Founders Furniture Company, and some years later was one of the original stockholders in Henredon Furniture. Wood went on to start Woodmark in 1964. The other companies Wood was instrumental in establishing in the early days of his career continue today as active manufacturers in the furniture industry, companies whose names are synonymous with fine-crafted, quality furniture.
As Woodmark continued to grow under Wood’s management, he went on to start Stanton-Cooper, (manufacturer of sofas, sofa beds, and loveseats), Dansen Contemporary, (manufacturer of modern and contemporary upholstery), Bradington-Young, (recliners), and several other furniture-related companies. Elliott Wood’s sights were always toward fine quality and the upper echelons of taste. He helped raise the taste level of Southern furniture manufacturers, in general, to the enviable level it has now earned. Seventeen individuals who worked for Elliott Wood later became Presidents of furniture companies, including the largest and most important companies in the industry today.
Woodmark continues to manufacture all of the product lines from Wood’s different companies; sofas, loveseats, sofa beds, chairs and recliners, all made with sound engineering, fine quality and attention to detail - the same basic principals of product integrity, comfort and quality that were Elliott Wood’s Benchmarks in 1964. Seating comfort, visual satisfaction and structural integrity are ultimate goals in the design of all Woodmark products.
1307 S. Main Street
Fairfield, IA 52556
Fax: (641) 472-5909
The late Eighteenth century was a revolutionary period for furniture in Great Britain. Imports of mahogany, an ideal material for carving, allowed great innovations in style. The influences of Italian, French, and even Chinese forms inspired those innovations more abundantly than has been seen before or since. When George III ascended the throne in 1760 the changes were well underway, with Thomas Chippendale leading the way. His Gentlemen and Cabinet-Maker's Director, published in 1754, illustrates the adaptation of the new styles to functions of all kinds. By the 1770's they were being produced in the new world as well. Olde World Designs brings these important pieces, as well as other outstanding styles in traditional mahogany to you and your customer. Each piece is built by hand, and carved by hand, from plantation-grown mahogany solids and veneers. Joints are traditional mortise-and-tenon and dovetail. Brass fittings are hand-cast as well. Every item, from their early Georgian bench to the early 20th century stacking bookcase, is carefully modeled after the original. Take time to browse through the pieces in this line, and also to peruse the texts of authorities on the Georgian period as well as Chippendale's own drawings. World Design also offers Classic English and Country French style furniture in Olde World Pine. All furniture is created by hand from old and antique pine and enhanced by a beautiful, water-resistant, hand waxed finish in a rich honey color. Floating panels, tops and drawers, as well as other traditional construction features highlight this classical period furniture.
WORLD OF BOB TIMBERLAKE
Lexington Home Brands
Attn Consumer Services Department
PO Box 1008
Lexington NC 27293-1008
tel: 800-LEX-INFO (539-4636) - an automated system, for obtaining dealer locations.
Part of the Lexington Home Brands collection. It is not an understatement to say that Bob Timberlake revolutionized the furniture industry. He was a landscape artist little known outside out North Carolina homeland. All that changed in 1986 when Lexington Furniture took his vision of comfortable retreat furniture and created the Timberlake collection. And the rest as they say, is history. The success of his furniture literally took the industry by surprise. The finish, fit and look of the collection were of the highest quality and actually created a whole look of casual elegance beauty. It has been difficult to classify the furniture because it defies typical categories of traditional or contemporary, is it "relaxed formal" or "sophisticated casual"? The reality is, Timberlake was the first furniture that took on the emotion and personality of the owner. Today, the Timberlake look and finish is actually a benchmark for others who aspire to create a relaxed, personal feel to furniture. The Timberlake world includes: building supplies, artwork, furniture, apparel, accessories and more. Unfortunately, as of May 2004, Lexington is still enforcing MRP on this line.
WORLD REPRODUCTIONS LTD
950 High Road
Tel: 020 8805 4200
World Reproductions is a subsidary of Southern Comfort Upholstery and Cabinets who has been manufacturing since 1962. They are a supplier of Fine Quality Classic and Traditional English Furniture and pride themselves on offering an efficient, helpful service to all of their customers at factory prices. Their experienced craftsmen produce all of their furniture in house, specializing in Leather Upholstery and Cabinets in Yew, Mahogany and other exotic veneers. Because they are a manufacturer they have the flexibility to cater to your special needs and requirements, and can offer exotic woods such as walnut, elm, etc., as well as producing cabinets to your own specifications. By being flexible to our customer needs we are able to meet and exceed expectations with our furniture. All of our products are produced in England in our own factory in Enfield.
WRIGHT TABLE COMPANY
PO Box 518
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-2766, (828) 437-1915 FAX
7616 Investment Court
Owings, MD 20736
Don Walker, the president of Yesteryear Wicker, probably never imagined that reproducing antique wicker designs would turn into such a huge business. Nor did he imagine the challenge he had as the business grew to find suppliers around the world that would provide the very high quality products he insisted on offering. Imported wicker is growing in popularity, but high quality wicker imports are very rare indeed. We're glad to say that Yesteryear Wicker is keeping the spirit of the craftsman from decades ago who carefully made each piece of wicker furniture. Products include bedroom, dining room, daybeds and futons, children's furniture, porch furniture and plenty of rockers. They currently offer a white, whitewash and a brownwash finish with excellent sample available on their website.
PO BO 5872
High Point, NC 27262
Fax: (336) 869-9713
Family owned business selling antique reproduction furniture. This is the kind of classy distinctive furniture one finds only in the finest homes, boardrooms and world-class hotels. Still using mahogany, yew woods and fine veneers, the choice includes end tables, cocktail tables, consoles, secretaries, entertainment centers, desks, chests and sideboards. It's getting more difficult each year to find such great examples of 18th century reproductions, much less ones at such great prices. Some of the more popular items include:
YORKSHIRE LEATHER LTD
931 18th St Place NW, Hickory, NC 28603.
tel: (828) 322-5718
It appears Yorkshire is either out of business or they got acquired by someone. Does anyone have info on this, please contact us. Thank you.
600 S. Main St
High Point, NC 27260
Since 1977, Zaki Oriental Rugs has operated in High Point, North Carolina; the furniture capital of the world. Zaki Oriental Rugs specializes in bringing rugs from the source - from such far away countries as China, India, Pakistan, Iran Afghanistan and Turkey. Zaki takes pride in selecting the rugs best in quality and most suited to the tastes of customers from all over the United States. In addition, Zaki's prices will come as pleasant surprise , for they are the lowest to be found anywhere.
In 1997, Zaki opened a new 100,000 sq. ft showroom on South Main Street in High Point. His new showroom offers an inventory that is unmatched for selection and quality. Zaki Oriental Rugs invites you to come in and get acquainted in person, or call if distance prohibits you from visiting their showroom.