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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
August 2017
Volume 9 No. 8


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305 North Main Street
PO Box 1882
High Point, NC 27261
Tel: 336.882.8282
Fax: (336) 883-8322
Pronounced Lo-rij-i-nay for those of you who wondered. Founded in 1972 by Luigi Cimolin in Tezze sul Brenta, Italy an hour west of Venice. This small commercial area about 45 miles northwest of Venice lies at the foot of the Italian Dolomites and has been known for generations as a center for fine wood cabinetry. Utilizing that heritage and combining it with “state of the art” production and finishing facilities L’Origine creates a complete range of residential furniture offering bedroom, dining room and occasional in a variety of collections using European cherry and walnut solids and veneers to work together in and eclectic mix of styles, designs and finishes.Understated elegance, classic styling and superb craftsmanship for discerning Europeans and now Americans. Constructed of solid cherry and walnut in bedroom, dining room, occasional and wall systems. The finish is water base which allows a gradual mellowing which results in a warm, soft patina. Construction features: floating drawer bottoms with raised panels, drawer interiors finished, dovetail drawer construction, back panels raised, paneled and screwed on, cases mortise and tenon, cherry and walnut veneers over solid beech wood, solid brass hardware, working locks and harware, hidden compartments in case pieces.

P.O. Box 2085
High Point, NC 27261
Tel: 336.812.2301
Fax: (336) 887-4812
Upper end manufacturer of brass and metal occasional, mirror and accent pieces. You can find La Barge advertised and displayed with some of the finest furniture in the world. Using techniques passed down from generation to generation, each LaBarge design is hand-wrought with meticulous attention to detail.

1284 N. Telegraph Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
Tel: 734.242.1444
Fax: (734) 241-4422
The name is synonymous with recliners, yet they do so much more. Recliners, sleepers, sectionals, sofas, chaises, accent chairs. Choose from hundreds of fabrics. It is possible to get several items in the line as sofa, loveseat, recliner, double sofa or loveseat incliner, incline sectional, recliner, glider, and stationery.
People who look at this line also like Berkline, Barcalounger, Peoplelounger, Bradington Young, Catnapper, Woodmark. La-Z-Boy purchased the entire LADD Industries group in the late 90's which makes them the owner of American Drew, American of Martinsville, Bauhaus USA, Clayton Marcus, England, Hammary, Kincaid, Lea, Pennsylvania House and Sam Moore.

140 Old Laramie Trail Suite 3
Lafayette, CO 80026
Tel: (800) 514-4807
Tel2: (303) 527-1460
Fax: (303) 527-1464
As Europe's premier producer of outdoor furniture, Lafuma of France has over 50 years experience manufacturing top quality chairs and recliners that offer a perfect blend of strength, comfort and portability. A Lafuma recliner like the Lafuma RSX uses a patented zero gravity recliner mechanism to make total relaxation as effortless as it ought to be. In addition, all Lafuma chairs for camping, butterfly chairs, and loungers fold up into small packages for easy portability.

Now you can purchase Lafuma products recliners, lounge chairs, and chair accessories in the US through Lafuma America. With the largest selection of Lafuma products in North America, they can provide detailed specs, feature lists, helpful reviews, and comprehensive comparison charts to help you select the Lafuma chair that fits your tastes and lifestyle. Additionally, is now Lafuma's official warranty handler for Lafuma furniture. So for warranty concerns you can call them at 1-800-573-4393.

International Address:
Lafuma France SA
BP 60
26140 Anneyron France

488 South Royal Lane
Copell, TX 75019
tel: 972-462-8688
fax: 972-462-8892
Lam Lee started in 1991 to provide a large cross-section of furniture, accessories and lamps that fit the unique design and quality requirements of the founders. Initially the company was segmented into three distinct entities: Leeazanne Lighting, Allusions Furniture, Oriental Lacquer, Arttra and OLF, but the decision was made to unite everything under one company name, Lam Lee, in 2002. There is also a Lam Lee Canada web site, which shows a few things exclusive to Canadian customers.


PO Box 1627
Tupelo, MS 38802
Tel: 662.566.7211
Tel2: 662.566.3166
Table, accents, bedroom, dining room, home office, Eddie Bauer and the cedar chests that made them famous. Starting in March of 1912, father and son tried their hand at making chests in an old box factory in Altavista, Virginia. They had no idea how successful they would be so they named the original company the Standard Red Cedar Chest Company with John Lane as president and Ed Lane as VP and general manager. The company soon gained a reputation as Lane and demand for their products grew. By 1951 they branched into occasional tables, 1956 brought casegoods, accent pieces in 1965 and the now famous Lane upholstery line started in 1967. Lane is one of the big 50 in the industry so you can be assured of quality, value and selection.Corporate Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia 30342 404.459.6100

PO Box 1627, Hwy 45 South, Tupelo, MS 38807.
p. (662) 566-7211, f. (662) 566-3187
Motion upholstery in every possible combination. Recliners, incliners, sleepers, sectional. Choose from hundreds of fabrics. No matter what the season, Lane has furniture to fit your needs. Whether it is that perfect recliner for dear old Dad, or a comfy sofa for your family room, Lane always provides "The Most Comfortable Seat in the House."

205 Workman St.
Conover, AL 28613
Tel: 828.328.2352
Fax: (828) 282-3208
Lane® Venture, where craftsmanship meets creativity. Here you will find an intriguing, eclectic collection of casual-lifestyle furniture for inside, outside, every room in your home. Something for every taste, every design instinct. Whether its the Weathermaster or Weathercraft for outdoors, or the casual lifestyle group of Raymond Waites and Eddie Bauer you'll be impressed with the quality and choices of Lane Venture.

9540 Clay Rd
Houston, TX 77080
tel: 800.825.2746
fax: 888.521.2987
Best known as an importer of promotional beds, daybeds, futons, casual dining and casegoods. In 2002 they became an instant celebrity by signing a licensing deal with a celebrity, actress and model, Jaclyn Smith. That's right, the original "Charlie's Angel" and current maven of affordable fashion chic has lent her name to Largo furniture to create the 40-pc collection of bedroom, dining room and accent furniture.

153 boul. Laurier, #100
Quebec, GOS 1NO
Tel: 800.463.22247
Tel2: 800.463.22247
Inspired by a passion for distinguished furniture, Gabriel and Alcide Mercier founded Laurier Furniture in 1945. Since then, two generations proudly maintained the same passion and uncompromising dedication to quality. Recently, Laurier ceased production of furniture and put the following announcement on their website:
Laurier Furniture Ltd wishes to advise its clientele that we have ceased production of bedroom furniture and TV furniture at our factory of Laurier-Station, Quebec The reorganization actually in progress makes so that we are not offering customer service for an undetermined period of time. Thank you for your understanding. Laurier Furniture Ltd

820 Ela Avenue, Waterford, WI 53185.
(800)544-8470, Fax (414)534-9801
Solid oak and solid pine are used to make their quality accessories for any home. Choose from quilt racks, wall shelves, benches and many others. Their products are professionally manufactured and finished by skilled craftsmen in the Waterford, WI workshop. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Order you free full color brochure detailing all of their products.

620 East Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011.
(213)232-7170, Fax (213) 232-6366
Decorative upolstry.

PO BOX 235
Colerain,NC 27974
Tel: 252-356-2828
Fax: 252-356-2040
Birdhouses. Bird houses.

PO Box 26777
Greensboro, NC 27417
(336) 294-5233, (336) 315-4389 Fax
Lea Industries is a LADD Furniture company. They are a leading manufacturer of moderately-priced youth furniture. They also manufacture furniture for both the master bedroom and second bedroom. Their products can be found at leading furniture stores nationwide. Lea's youth furniture offers a wide assortment of styles for both girls and boys, with a broad selection of specialized, functional designs for today's active kids - including four-poster canopy beds, bunk beds, storage beds, dual sleep beds, student desks, and learning centers for youth computing.
Lea's wide variety of styles ranges from 18th century and country to casual contemporary, and products are available in wood finishes including Country Oak, Cherry, Buttermilk White, and Harvest Oak.
A wide variety of styles is also available for master bedrooms, with an assortment of items scaled for full-sized master bedrooms or smaller pieces for second bedrooms, vacation homes, or condominiums.
Lea traces its origins back to 1869. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

2118 Mercantile Drive NE
Leland, NC 28451
Tel: 910.202.1306
Fax: 910.794.7905
Grand traditional styling with "old world" charm. Features expertly crafted hand rubbed leather.

1790 Dornoch Cr.
San Diego, CA 92154
tel: 619.710.2165
fax: 619.661.9151
LeatherTrend is a family owned and operated company located in a purpose built plant in Tijuana, Mexico, just 8 miles south of San Diego, California. Their collection of leather upholstery features traditional classics together with the latest fashion trends from their in house design team and designers. Choose from nine leather collections and more than seventy colors.

PO Box 639, 102 Old Hwy 70-A, Conover, NC 28613.
tel: (800) 627-1561
tel: (704) 322-3305
fax: (800) 627-1562
People inside the furniture industry know that Leathercraft is one of the best quality brands available at any price. For generations, Leathercraft has producted traditional and transitional designs using only the finest quality leather hides, hand made frames and top quality materials. Full color catalog available for $15, and a video for $10

PO Box 4095, Hickory, NC 28603.
(828)322-5330, Fax (828)322-7634
Upper-end manufacturer of leather upholstery. They carry all the usual assortment of leather products like sofas, sleepers recliners and sectionals in all the good leathers. One thing they do that is unusual is to make a party table set. Not just the chairs but also the table.

130 11th Street N.W., Hickory, NC 28601.
tel: (828) 323-8226
fax: (828) 323-8960
Traditional and transitional styles of leather upholstery. The small size of this company makes them very responsive to consumer's needs and fashion changes. They also make leather bar stools and office chairs.

11700 E. Slauson Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(877) 533-2423, Fax. (562) 945-4860
Contemporary desk designs. Leda is one of the largest suppliers of desks and computer furniture in the Far East and is working on moving into the US market.

402 W 25TH ST
Newton, NC 28658
Tel: 828.464.8329
Family owned business started in 1969. The owners, Bill and Dottie Coley started the company because they wanted to make furniture that would be suitable both design-wise and quality-wise for their own home. Fortunately, Bill is an architect by profession, an excellent background for furniture design. His knowledge of the engineering elements that go into quality construction, along with Dottie's flair for design have helped make Lee a leader in American made upholstery and set a standard for value in their price class. I really like Lee's mission statement and think it is worth repeating: "We are committed to 'wowing' the consumer through on-time delivery of innovatively styled, custom built, high quality home furnishings." "Wowing" is such a great word, it implies the company has a desire to get your business not just the first time, but every time you're in the market for new furniture. The company has three divisions: LEE - custom built, eight way hand tied, LEATHER BY LEE - their top quality pure aniline leather line, COVERALLS - the washable slipcover line and HOMEGEAR - their starting price point line. Their warranty: frame and springs for life with some caveats you can find on their web site.

201 Central Avenue South
Bethpage, New York 11714
Lee Jofa Canada
6660 Kennedy Road, Unit 14
Mississauga, Ontario L5T2M9
tel: (516) 752-7600
fax: (516) 752-7623
800.453.3563 (U.S.)
888.533.5632 (Canada) (U.S) (Canada)
Every industry has companies which epitomize the best their business has to offer. They represent the highest quality and appeal. Lee Jofa is one of those companies for the home furnishings industry. Although they got their start in fabrics, Lee Jofa now offers unsurpassed trimmings, fabrics, wood blocks, furniture and wallpaper. Examples of their work can be found on Air Force One, The United Nations, The chambers of the U.S. Senate, The White House, and the handloomed velvet of the Coronation robes of Queen Elizabeth II. The company also includes Groundworks, Mulberry, G. P. & J. Baker and Cole and Son. Groundworks is the contemporary brand of Lee Jofa, which was a smart move for the company since they are better known for their highly refined traditional offerings. Developed for both residential and contract the innovatice weaves, textures and patterns of these fabrics are designed for today's fashion conscious, contemporary shopper. Mulberry is the finest in English lifestyle wallpaper, furniture and fabrics. G.P. & J. Baker dates back to 1884 and is world-famous for its hand screen-printing. Cole & Son started in 1875 producing wood block wallpapers. They still produce some of the finest wood block and handprinted wall papers today. They hold the "Royal Warrant" which means that many of their designs can be found on the walls of Royal residences and government facilities throughout the U.K.

3555 Timmons Lane #1440, Houston, TX 77024.
All Leedo furniture is made in the US. The cabinets combine solid American hardwoods and premium veneers over high-density core. Choose from bedroom, home office, bookcases, entertainment centers, wall units, occasional tables and office chairs. Most of their line in contemporary but the do have a few traditional pieces.

6530 Judge Adams Rd
Whitsett, NC 27377
336.449.4600, fax: 336.449.4687
Bedroom, Dining room, Wall units and occasional. Every now and then we run into a web site that is classy and a good image for the company. Legacy's is like that. Of course, a web site doesn't come live with you when the furniture is delivered, so you need to look at their products for yourself. Once you do I think you'll find that it too is classy and well made. The name says classic and that's what you'll find... traditional and transitional looks that are timeless and classy.

1 Leggett Road
Carthage, MO 64836
Tel: 417.358.8131
Fax: (417) 358-6667
Your bed frame, for sure your sleeper sofa, and most likely your recliner uses a Leggett and Platt product. They make the parts that make motion furniture make motion. From their website: "Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products for customers worldwide. While Leggett & Platt may not be a familiar name to you, chances are you sleep on a bed made with Leggett components - box spring, innerspring, foam and fiber; relax in a recliner that has an L&P motion mechanism powering it; shop in stores that have products displayed on shelving made by L&P; barbeque on a grill that's made up of Leggett cast aluminum - in short, Leggett products are all around you, making the products you use every day more comfortable, durable and life-enhancing." The corporate headquarters is in Missouri, the most commonly called other division is the one that makes frames and components for beds.

Fashion Bed Group
5950 W. 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60638

433 Ridge Ave
Hanover, PA 17331
Tel: 717.632.8850
Tel2: 717.632.8850
Solid wood accent and occasional furniture in cherry, maple and ash produced in a variety of finishes and paints. Established in 1946 they manufacturer all their furniture in the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area. To compete against the imports, they streamlined their operation to produce quality solid wood furniture, in a quick-ship program, with your choice of finishes or paints in over a dozen styles and collections - at a price that makes them a tremendous bargain. Only select hardwoods are used in construction and the drawers are dovetailed front and back as well as sanded inside and out.

100 Lenox Dr., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
(609)896-2800, Fax (609)896-2715
Since the late 1800's, Lenox has been manufacturing elegant china giftware and lamps. Today, their superior craftsmanship elevates them to a position far above their competitors. Their name has become synonymous with elegance, quality, and integrity.

411 S. Salisbury St., PO Box 1008, Lexington, NC 27293.
(800) 539-4636, (336)249-5300, Fax (336)249-5203
Possibly no other furniture company has had the impact on their industry that Lexington has. If there was such a thing as a Furniture Yearbook, you would find this under their picture: Most likely to succeed. Best quality improvement. Most exciting showroom. Most innovative new designs. Industry leader. Lexington Consumer Services offers dealer location information 24 hours a day and special assistance weekdays 8-5 Eastern.
In most furniture companies there is a small team of "insiders" who do all of the design work, marketing, and research. At Lexington it's different. A factory sales rep was asked who was the driving force behind Lexington. After thinking a moment he said, "No one. Everyone from the president down is committed to putting out great products. There is a constant sharing of ideas and input from all levels in the company. All of us design, market and service the product." It's no wonder that every time Lexington introduces a new group, within months, the rest of the industry is scrambling to copy it. Now you can visit Lexington's extensive web page on the Internet to view catalogs, get decorating ideas and see what's new from Lexington. Ask for their brochure highlighting all of their current collections. It includes an order form for purchasing full color copies of the dealer catalogs. Now Lexington has a full line of upholstery. Made of 5/4 kiln dried hardwoods with hand-tied springs, pocketed coil backs, glued, screwed and double-dowled joints for strength. They use a high density poly foam cushion core for seats.

Letters, photos, and other memorabilia acquired over a lifetime too often end up forgotten in attics and basements. The Life Chest by Powell is an heirloom quality chest designed with features that will allow you to safely store your precious life's momento. Yost introduced the Life Chest concept to North America in 1999…after 28 years of research and development. Kim Yost introduced the Life Chest concept to North America in 1999…after 28 years of research and development. As a young man, Kim was traveling in Asia on his first buying trip for Woodward's, a department store chain in Western Canada. As the story goes, Kim was in a remote jungle area of Northern Thailand where he and his agent were riding elephants. That evening, during dinner at his agent's home, he was shown five generations of Life Chests. The earliest chest, created by his agent's great, great grandfather dated back to the late 1700's. Each chest was filled with many precious memories all preserved with great care. Kim was very moved by this preservation of memories from past generations. After being presented with a gift of his own Life Chest, he was very eager to begin preserving the memories of his own life's journey. To date, Kim's enthusiasm has spread throughout hundreds of family members and friends who now have their own Life Chests. Of all the Life Chests Kim has given as gifts, the one that stands out as the most important of all to him is the one he gave to his only child, Ashley, at the time of her birth. Since then Ashley has been busy filling her Life Chest with memories of her own life's journey.

Distinctive, understated furniture crafted in France. Ligne Roset offers versatile pieces created by top European designers. Call 1-800-BY-ROSET to order a catalog or to contact your nearest store.

635 King Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
Tel: 336-887-7224
Fax: 336-887-8290
There is no end to the number of companies who make English Reproduction furniture, it is a popular category and continues to sell well around the world. Unfortunately, most of those companies are actually making "interpretations" of English furniture. That is, they adapt the look of English furniture to the culture or country where they are trying to market. It is certainly refreshing then to look at the fine collection of Lloyd Buxton reproductions. Like the name says, they reproduce, rather than interpret the essence of the English design. With attention to detail and meticulous care in construction we think you'll find any purchase from Lloyd Buxton to be an investment in quality and a real piece of authentic English furniture.

Company went out of business in 2004.

3010 Tenth St, Menominee, MI 49858.
(800)526-9894, Fax (906)863-6700
One of the most versatile decorating products today, designer wicker offers the flexibilty necessary to bring casual comfort to even the stuffiest setting. Today's wicker is durable and fashionable. Lloyd Flanders makes a good selection of wicker as well as aluminum outdoor furniture.

350 Gray Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Tel: 314-961-3382
Fax: 314-754-9501

8120 West Harriston St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Tel: 623.936.1437
Fax: (623) 936-8839
When you think custom furniture, Lorts can be the only choice you need. The factory is set up to handle most any request with craftsmen accustomed to unusual specifications. Don't like the table size? Lorts will work with you to build a table to the size that meets your needs. Sideboard too big? Lorts will make the piece fit neatly into that tough spot you have where nothing else seems to work. Need a custom wall system? Who else does it in 29 finishes? Who else will arrange, re-arrange and customize your system just the way you want it? Lorts of course! Lorts has introduced a new finishing process called finish on finish. This process allows any two Lorts finishes to be applied one on top of the other. They have found that colors work best over stains, but you imagination is the only limit. The result is a beautiful gesso appearance that will give the furniture a look only seen on antiques. The standard Lorts finish is lightly distressed, however, on any item, you can order heavy distressing with two coats of hand-rubbed wax, known as the "Alexander Sinclair." Construction features include: • All finishes are available at no up-charge, extra finishes can be combined and customized at very reasonable additional charges. • Finishes are selected from Sherwin-Williams so you can not only use their 29 finishes, but you can have your furniture custom finished in any of the thousands of beautiful Sherwin-Williams colors. • • the products are built to an unfinished inventory to ensure good lead times • Solid hardwood (alder) construction for strength and lasting durability • Accuride steel ball-bearing drawer slides give self-lubricating positive movement for a lifetime, • All drawer fronts, backs and sides are solid alder with 1/4" drawer bottoms and French dovetail assembly, the strongest design in the furniture industry • Raised panel doors with mortise and tenon joints, allowing doors to expand and contract with varying levels of moisture in the air • Mitre joints on molding, reinforcing the foundation while adding style and a clean appearance • Assembled by craftsmen using wood screws and glue, characterizing furniture that can be enjoyed for generations to follow

Founded in 1930 by Louis Solomon to import high-end 18th and 19th century antique reproductions. Today the company has its own facilities in Hauppauge, New York to enable them to provide excellent response to their customers requests for custom finishes and upholstering. They deal mainly with decorators, designers and high-end furniture stores, so it might be hard to find their products, but a quick call to the factory will get you the name of your closest dealer. This is a top quality product and you'll find only the very best in the way of materials and construction techniques. They offer a wide diversity of products including: dining chairs, tables, buffets, armoirs, dressers, benches and footstools, commodes, console tables, occasional tables, desks, fireplace mantels, mirrors and sconces.

Bahnstrasse 24a
2130 Mistelbach
Fax: +43 2572 32 480
Luxury and exclusive handmade wooden furniture - "more than just pieces of wood."

Lyon Shaw is now owned by Woodard Furniture Company. The line has been absorbed into the Woodard product line.

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