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 company sold reproductions of some of the finest examples of 17th and 18th century furniture. Their quality was exceptional. Unfortunately they fell victim to the trend away from traditional styles and heirloom quality furniture and ceased operations around 2004. Sarreid Ltd. acquired the license to several of their designs however and those can be found at a Sarreid retailer.
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.