About Pennsylvania House Furniture
Pennsylvania House used to be a household name in the fine furniture business.
Their fine cherry, oak, and maple furniture graced homes across the country.
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Stickley Furniture Company (A Brief History)
Ah Stickley… Ask Greg about Stickley furniture and he will most likely sigh loudly and take you on a long historical tour of one of our favorite makers. (Buckle your seatbelts, when we say long tour, we mean it!)
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Kling Furniture Company (A Brief History)
Kling Furniture company was created as a collection of furniture companies in New York State. John Alexander Kling, an immigrant from Sweden, purchased several struggling furniture companies, starting with the Chautauqua Spring Bed & Lounge Company in Mayville, New York in 1911.
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About Harden Furniture
Harden Furniture used to be a premier brand for luxury furniture stores.
Harden bedroom furniture, living room and dining room furniture decorated the most high end furniture stores around the country.
Indeed, most high end retailers looked at Harden as one of the best quality recommendations they could make to their clientele.
Their traditional styles and fine solid wood furniture spoke of timelessness and true quality.
Today, sadly, Pre-Owned Harden Furniture can only be found in select places. Continue reading What happened to Harden Furniture? (The Sad Truth about one of America’s Best Furniture Companies!)
About Statton Furniture
For years, Statton Furniture was a staple in Fine Furniture stores across the country.
Their elegant, Made in America cherry pieces stood for quality and craftsmanship.
Many families choose the Statton name and beautiful cherry traditional furniture to decorate their bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms.
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Mid Century Modern Furniture
I don’t want to begrudge anyone of the pleasure they get from Mid Century Modern furniture and decor. Certainly, there are many die-hard Mid Century Modern furniture fans out there. But many people walking into our furniture store over the years have asked, do you ever get any MCM furniture?
The answer is yes and no.
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Kittinger Furniture and Why it is Considered (one of) the BEST
High End Furniture Dealers often consider Kittinger Furniture as one of the best hand crafted vintage furniture brands!
Although not widely heard of, Kittinger has gained a reputation from their exclusivity.
Unlike Ethan Allen, which has positioned itself as an every-man’s furniture brand, Kittinger remains like a secret club to those with enough taste (and means) to afford it.
Continue reading What Happened To Kittinger Furniture Company? (What You Need To Know!)
Antique Furniture Values
Antique furniture values often entice people into the world of antiques. Additionally, antique furniture auction prices have reached thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. Indeed, the media is flooded with examples of priceless and high priced furniture appraisals. Thus, everyone wants to know how much their antique furniture is worth!
Our online antique store’s success depends on finding valuable antiques for sale. Of course, much of our business revolves around crunching the numbers and determining the fair market value of antique furniture. As antique furniture dealers, Bohemian’s constantly has to appraise antique furniture values.
Basically, we have found that antique furniture has four key elements that come into play in regards to establishing the value in the retail market. The four keys to determining value are aesthetics, condition, historical provenance and functionality.
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Antique Oil Paintings
The Officer and His Wife, Pair of Antique Portraits
Oil on Tin. Circa 1850. Austrian antique oil paintings
Monogrammed “TR” (Artist Unknown.)
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A Brief History of Henkel Harris Furniture Company
Henkel Harris furniture is a furniture company that stresses construction, technique and classic styling over the “flavor of the moment” trends. The Winchester, Virginia furniture company was formed in 1945 with two families, the Henkel family and the Harris family, but it was eventually Mary Henkel who took the company to its level of fame and prominence in the 1960s.
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Ethan Allen Furniture Company – A Brief History
Most people recognize the name Ethan Allen furniture as one of the premier furniture brands in the United States. What is the history of Ethan Allen furniture.
The history of the Ethan Allen company reaches as far back as the 1930s when two brothers-in-law purchased a failing furniture company in Beecher Falls Vermont.
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Dining Chair Covers
There are lots of reasons you may want to make dining chair covers. For one, you may NOT wish to fully reupholster your chairs. While fairly simple to do, reupholstering drop-in seats permanently changes the look of your chairs. Continue reading How to Make Dining Chair Slipcovers (Queen Anne Chairs, Chippendale Chairs)