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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
FURNITURE MAGAZINE™
October 2014
Volume 9 No. 10


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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.

H STUDIO
8640 Tamarock Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
phone: 800.242.8992
fax: 818.767.5334
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.
(704) 322-9131
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.

HABERSHAM PLANTATION
171 Collier Rd, PO Box 1209, Toccoa, GA 30577.
tel: (800)241-0716
tel: (706)886-1476
fax: (706)886-9142
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.

HALCYON
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.

HANAMINT CORPORATION
8010 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Tel: 336.855.9141
Fax: (336) 855-8482
Outdoor Furniture

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.

HARBOR HOME
1805 Elmdale Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60025
T 847-998-9988
F 847-998-9526
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.

HARDEN FURNITURE
8550 Mill Pond Rd
McConnellsville, NY 13401
Tel: 315.245.1000
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.

HARRIS LAMPS
(Division of Harris Marcus)
3757 S Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60609.
(773)247-7500, Fax (800)234-3757
Traditional lighting.

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.

HARRIS REPRODUCTIONS
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
Tel: 239.939.1051
Tel2: 239.939.1051
Italian mirrors and occasional furniture.

HART ASSOCIATES
PO Box 1387, Ruston, LA 71273.
(318)255-5757, Fax (318)255-8328
Lamps and accessories for the discriminating buyer.

HEATHERBROOKE
PO Box 6130
1665 Stamey Livestock Road
Sumter SC 29150
tel: 803-494-3880
fax: 803-494-4470
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
Tel: 310.371.9000
Tel2: 310.371.9000
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.

HENKEL-HARRIS
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.

HENKEL-MOORE
2983 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 722-2224

HENREDON
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.

HENRY LINK
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.

HICKORY CHAIR
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..

HICKORY HILL
PO Box 40
501 Hoyle St
Valdese, NC 28690.
tel: (828) 874-2124
fax: (828) 874-3622

HICKORY TAVERN
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.

HICKORY WHITE
PO Box 998
856 7th Ave SE
Hickory, NC 287603
Tel: 828.322.8624
Fax: 282.322.1948
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.



HIDDEN GROVE
1500 South 1000 West
Logan, UT 84321
Please send questions and comments to info@hgfurniture.com
tel: 800.240.9252
More and more of us are getting health equipment for the home. And of course, what's the first thing the decorator does when she lays out your new floor plans? That's right. Put the treadmill in the basement. So how do you keep the weights in a convenient place without looking like you're running your own gym? Hidden Grove furniture. This is a truly ingenious new idea that just might change the expectations we have for home fitness storage. Using top-quality equipment and well-made furniture, Hidden Grove found a way to hide your treadmill, weight set, computer equipment, TV and home office in a neat and compact wall unit. The treadmill they include is made by Nautilus and includes an interactive video that changes the speed and pitch of the machine while you take a "virtual" walk through the Sierra Nevada mountains or along a country lane. The weights store neatly along the inside of the unit and the computer desks fold down for easy access.

HIGH POINT DESK
Office furniture for home and commercial use. You usually have to get this from an office supply store although a growing number of furniture stores also carry it. The advantage of using High Point Desk is their large selection and heavy duty construction.

HIGHLAND HOUSE
Highland House is a division of Thomasville Furniture. They make very nice medium priced upholstery for the home. In the past decade, they have gone through quite a bit of change - being bought by Broyhill, a Division of Furniture Brands International and then coming under the control of Thomasville, also a Furniture Brands company.

HILLCRAFT
PO Box 870/101
Industrial Dr
New Albany, MS Tel: 662-534-7426
Upholstery, promotional.

HILLCRAFT FURNITURE
PO Box 870/101 Industrial Dr.
New Albany, MS., 38652
(601) 534-7426, (601) 534-6254 FAX

HITCHCOCK CHAIR CO
31 Industrial Park Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
Tel: 860.738.0141
The company ceased business in the Spring of 2006. This was a real blow to the industry because of their rich history, committment to quality and loyalty to their customers. The flood of imports knocking off their look and price range made it economically unfeasible to continue manufacturing. It is with sadness that we see another fine company succumb to this tragedy.

HOLLAND SPECIAL DELIVERY
3068 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Tel: 800-968-4473


HOLLYWOODS
Contemporary and country casual dining and kitchen furniture featuring tile tops. Hollywood is at the medium end of the price range but they make a good quality product for the price. Construction is from North American red oak.

HOMECREST
PO Box 350, Wadena, MN 56482.
(218)631-1000, Fax (218)631-2609
Aluminum, and steel outdoor furniture. Home crest offers over 18 collections including cushion, strap and sling. Homecrest is known for residential, contract and healthcare furniture.

HOOD
PO Box 55568, Jackson, MS 39216.
October 1996 Hood Furniture Company breathed its last. It was unfortunate to see this fine company have to go out of business. Our condolences go to the families and friends who made this fine company all that it was for so many years. We wish the best to the people who depended on Hood for their livelihood.

HOOKER FURNITURE
PO Box 4708
Martinsville, VA 24115
276.632.2133, 276.632.4809 fax
Enjoying annual sales in excess of $200 million, Hooker has gained a valued reputation as an industry leader in producing the finest quality furniture at medium price points. With five manufacturing facilities and two dimension plants they are equipped with state-of-the-art furniture-making equipment. Their more than 1900 person work force are all employee-owners under a Employee Stock Ownership Plan with a resulting commitment to quality on the part of each owner/employee. From the initial selection of materials to final finishing, each step in the manufacturing process is completed with precision and care that is evident in the quality of their products.
Hooker stands ready to meet the needs of today’s demanding consumers, offering bedroom, casual dining, home office, home theater, wall systems, entertainment centers, consoles, accents, and occasional tables -- all crafted by skilled, caring people who work diligently to produce furniture which will provide satisfaction for years to come.

HOWARD MILLER
860 East Main St
Zeeland, MI 49464-1300
Tel: (616) 772-7277
Fax: (616)772-5897
Workmanship, quality, perfection, it's what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company in 1921. Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at their sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan. Howard Miller was schooled in the fine art of clock making by his father, Herman, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Howard developed into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation spawned a tradition of excellence that has been un-compromised through three generations. They offer hundreds of items to complement any decor ranging from portable alarm clocks to desk sets to wall and mantel clocks to collectors cabinets to limited edition grandfather clocks. And in price ranges that may surprise you - from $5 to $15,000. No matter the price of the purchase, you have the same assurance that Howard C. Miller provided when he began offering clocks more than 70 years ago: "That quality be reflected both in the products we create, and in the people whose artistic talents we rely on to manufacture them."

HUNT COUNTRY FURNITURE
RR#1, Box 208
Webatuck Road,
Wingdale, NY 12594
(914)832-6601
American made country designs with a ten year warranty. Bedroom, dining room, living room and home office. Since 1926, the Hunt family of skilled craftsmen have designed and manufactured furniture on the grounds of the Hunt homestead in Wingdale, New York. They made it first for their neighbors and now they're making it for you. They are proud that the tradition of excellence begun by Lockwood Hunt continues today, your guarantee that each piece of furniture you buy from Hunt Country Furniture has been created with the quality of an heirloom and the charm of an antique. The Hunt collection represents over 75 years of experience in handcrafting wood furniture, characterized by its simple functional design, superb workmanship strength and the warmth of solid woods. Each piece you purchase is crafted to maintain the historic authenticity and beauty of timeless country styles. Each piece is still hand worked, handcrafted and hand-finished using techniques handed down from the founders. Discover the Hunt tradition for yourself. 200 years behind the times - and proud of it!

HURTADO USA
208 English Road
High Point, NC 27262
Tel: 336.885.6660
Fax: (336) 885-6212
Manufacturing furniture since 1940 and serving customers in over 50 countries, Hurtado is based in Valencia, Spain. Only a few retailers can carry the line because of their demand for excellence and service from their dealers. This assures you of a consistent buying experience, but can make it difficult to find the product.
Products include dining room, home office, speciality chairs, bedrooms, occasional and living room in formal traditional styles that cry out elegance and class. Throughout Europe and Asian countries, Hurtado has been known for their marquetry and beautiful inlays. After the Spanish revolution when the cathedrals and museums were just shells of their former glory, Mr. Hurtado was commissioned to help rebuild and restore the many statues. His son, Francisco took over the business at 16 and continues today with the same committment to quality and detail that has made Hurtado a household name in Europe among those who appreciate quality and fine craftsmanship. Primarily known for their marquetry, inlays and hand carving, the product line today includes: living room, dining room, occasional and wall units. "For more than 60 years my company has been dedicated to the manufacture of high quality furniture. Thanks to our team of craftsmen, international professionals and designers, we are able to produce unique pieces inspired by the passion and the elegance that define a unique style of life. Hurtado invites you to discover how tradition and the innovation merge, how we give new life to the classics in the XXI century, in temporal beauty of styles adapted to the necessities and homes of today." A quote from the owner, Mr. Hurtado.

HYUNDAI
I'm not positive, but I think Hyundai is out of business. Does anyone know for sure?

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