Hancock & Moore
Hancock & Moore is home to some of the finest craftsmen in the country who have come from a long line of furniture builders. Their skill is rare and has transformed Hancock & Moore into one of the most sought after manufacturers in the industry.
Only the finest materials are selected when crafting your furniture. After all, you need something that's going to last. The frame, most of which you will never see, is the foundation for each piece of furniture.
Hancock & Moore purchases wood from around the world, selecting only Grade A. Their frames are double-doweled and reinforced with corner blocks which are screwed into place. This guarantees that the joints will remain solid over time. Many of Hancock & Moore's frames are hand carved with detailed decor, sculpted from a solid block of wood, which is uncommon. Each frame is hand-sanded more than seven times to give it a silky touch.
Hancock & Moore is one of the last manufacturer's to require eight-way hand tied springs. It ensures a long lasting, comfortable seat. Their cushions are made of Qualux, a resilient material that retains its shape while remaining soft and comfortable. A piece of furniture from Hancock & Moore will be one in which you can relax and enjoy yourself.
The Jessica Charles story begins with our love of chairs. Every piece is handmade by our skilled craftsmen in North Carolina, each unique and daring with the ability to express who you are. Solid, kiln-dried hardwood frames and eight-way hand-tied springs ensure a lifetime of comfort and durability. Jessica Charles dedication to the art of fine upholstery can be seen in our custom-fitted cushions, beautifully proportioned tufting, and skirts that are precisely cut, lined and mitered for a perfect drape. This is the idea behind Jessica Charles. A chair is meant to embrace. To provide a haven and escape from the buzzing world around you. Its also about style. About your desire to express your individuality and sense of design in your home. Thats why we offer such a wide collection of fashionable coverings. From linen to cotton, from suede to chenille. Dining, living or sitting room. There is a Jessica Charles chair with your name on it.
Begun as a collaboration with Jon Sowter, an English educated furniture craftsman, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is now one of the premier designers and manufacturers of classic reproduction and interpretation pieces.
Attention to detail is a hallmark of this beautifully crafted furniture line. Intricate inlay and marquetry, meticulous carving and finishing, and custom designed hardware (produced by our own brass foundry) are all essential to making the finest furniture available today.
Kingsley Bate is America's leading manufacturer of teak outdoor furniture. British craftsmen of the 18th-century discovered what their Eastern counterparts had known for centuries, that teak has qualities unlike any other wood. Its abilities to withstand the rigors of adverse climate, yet weather attractively, make it the ideal choice for exterior furnishings. Kingsley Bate uses only premium quality teak and precise mortise and tenon joinery in the construction of our furniture. And while Kingsley Bate's reputation was founded on teak, thier furniture designs have expanded to incorporate the finest stainless steel and all-weather wicker as well. This combination of quality material and craftsmanship provides you with exterior furnishings of exceptional style and durability.
Kingsley Bate is committed to Environmental Responsibility. Preservation of the Earth's ecological system is today a major concern. Indiscriminate deforestation of the Amazon Basin and other rainforests has led to widespread suspicion by the public of those companies in the teak industry. Kingsley-Bate is the first American company to use Javanese teak in the manufacture of its furniture. Thier teak is harvested from carefully controlled plantations, established in Indonesia by the Dutch in the mid-19th century. The Indonesian government allows the felling of a limited number of trees each year, and ensures that an equal amount of reforestation takes place. In 1983 Kingsley-Bate, in conjunction with the Indonesian government and its people, undertook to develop a teak furniture program in Java. Since then, Indonesia and Kingsley-Bate have shown that such a program can be implemented without detriment to that country's natural resources. Due to the increasing demand for this beautiful hardwood, Kingsley-Bate now uses a select amount of Burmese teak in its productions. Whether Javanese or Burmese, you can be assured that Kingsley Bate uses only the finest quality teak in our furniture.
Classic, timeless, well-styled and quality…the foundation of exceptional design and the foundation for the furniture of Modern History by Yorkshire House. Built on the ongoing family tradition of Yorkshire House,Modern History is a fresh and exciting approach to Fine Furniture and High Design.
Hand-crafted in small quantities, the quality of manufacture, finish, proportion and attention to detail are reminiscent of generations past when anything less would not be tolerated. Solid brass hardware, dovetailed drawers and dust proofed cabinets are just a few of the many benefits of furniture by Modern History.
When you invest in furniture by Modern History you not only get exceptional quality and value but also a product backed by a second generation family tradition of supplying furniture of the highest standards.
Modern History offers you more than simply a piece of furniture. Modern History offers fine furniture that will define your home environment and help you create a sanctuary to escape from the stresses of everyday life.
More than 35 years ago Palecek began designing distinctive rattan and wicker items with one goal in mind, to create unique pieces of art from natural fibers. As the Palecek's traveled the world, they developed a network of master artisans, drawing inspiration from the indigenous peoples and their use of quickly renewable materials. Palecek's desire to mix an international palette of natural fibers into elegant furniture, lighting and accessories has made Palecek furniture and accesorries a trendsetter and pioneer in the use of fast-growing hardwoods, seagrass and rattan weaves. Their extensive line of award winning, handcrafted and eco-conscious designs are conceived in their domestic San Francisco Bay Area headquarters. It is here that Palecek master technicians upholster and finish your pieces, allowing Palecek to be your domestic design resource. As Palecek's Vice President, Andrew's passion for design and sophisticated style will continue the Palecek legacy, bringing distinctive designs to the market.
Palecek began as a basket company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The expertly woven baskets drew steady admirers, which grew into loyal customers, and an expanding product line. The Palecek family also grew, as Allan and his wife Nancy had two children, Andrew and Karey. The entire family is now involved with all aspects of the business, with Andrew and Allan acting as the key product design team.
Palecek believes that "green" is a process, not a destination. They acknowledge that ours is a resource-intensive industry that necessitates a balance of style and sustainability. As standards continue to evolve, the Paleceks consistently strive to use sources that are gentle on both the environment and the people who work within it. That's why the Palecek woods are largely plantation grown, and they use abundant, quickly renewable materials like rattan, abaca, and seagrass. Palecek also rely on water-based finishes in our line of paintable furniture, making them safer for your family, and our employees. The concern for the environment extends beyond the products they manufacture and into how they conduct business. Palecek offices, showrooms, and warehouses all reflect our growing commitment to the "green process," as the Palecek's implement more ways to conserve energy and resources, recycle materials, and educate customers on the steps they are taking so that they are inspired to do the same.
Escape to Somerset Bay…and you enter into a realm where a coastal palette seduces your senses, where relaxation washes over you, and the chaos of everyday life fades away. Timeless designs and evocative textures blend seamlessly to create a superbly appointed environment…a place to live, entertain, or escape.
With a collection inspired by some of the most impressive coastal locales – Nantucket, Newport, Carmel, Bar Harbor, to name a few – you can expect an equally impressive product. Somerset Bay raises the standard in design and construction. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest plantation grown mahogany and premium veneers and trim. Craftsmen use state-of-the-art techniques to produce the timeless soft Somerset Bay patina. Their skills can further be seen in the distressing, dry-brushing, and antiquing that shapes the character of each piece of handcrafted furniture. And a closer inspection will reveal drawers constructed of solid hardwood and made with traditional dovetail joints.