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