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Furniture History Deep Dive: The Dueling Department Stores Sears and Montgomery Ward Part One

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Furniture History Deep Dive: The Dueling Department Stores Sears and Montgomery Ward Part One

In today's drop we are offering a Harmony House set for the first time.  Of course, I had to look up some information about Harmony House and was surprised to find that it was actually produced by Sears!  This led me down a deep dive into the history of two dueling department stores: Sears and Montgomery Ward. In part one we will focus on Sears. Newly Listed Harmony House Dresser  First, let me take you back in time: Imagine that you are a new homeowner in the 1960s.  You want to purchase a bedroom set, bedspread, curtains, etc. that all...

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Lane Perception

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Lane Perception

As far as mid century modern furniture makers go, Lane of Alta Vista, Virginia is probably amongst the easiest to find information about.  I believe this is partly due to the fact the company itself, still in existence, provides information about its history and that Lane has so many devoted enthusiasts and collectors!  So, I am not going to rehash all of the research that blogs like Cause A Frockus have done - but you should go give the posts a read! In brief, for a bit of background, Lane started from a box company, later became famous for their cedar...

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A Look at Mid Century Record Consoles

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A Look at Mid Century Record Consoles

Before we started our furniture business in the spring of 2021, I had amassed a collection of vintage vinyl records.  Ironically, I did not have a record player to test out my dozens of records!   Just this month we have been able to add two vintage record and radio consoles to the shop and finally test out some of our records!   Zenith Record and Radio Console we recently sold We are still learning the ins and outs of record players, but have been amazed at the sound quality of these consoles.   This week we are adding a Magnavox Astro-sonic 500 console that...

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Johnson Carper

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Johnson Carper

This week we decided to look into the history of mid century modern furniture maker, Johnson Carper. We have a lot of admiration for the design and durability of Johnson Carper furniture (we have a full bedroom set and a desk for our 3 year old 😊). Most of the info that I have for you on Johnson Carper centers around their furniture lines, so let's start there! Johnson Carper Designs Check out the Johnson Carper "Ronda" nine drawer dresser that is part of this week's drop.  We also had coordinating pieces in earlier drops (the chest, shelf, headboard and...

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Hooker Furniture Corporation

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Furniture History Deep Dive - Hooker Furniture Corporation

Deep dive into the history of the Hooker Furniture Corporation.

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