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Welcome to Our Hot Buys!

You know we have some of the lowest prices in town but do you know about our Hot Buys? Our Hot Buys are on display now in our showroom and online but with a price too low to show you online. So simply browse our Hot Buys online, contact us for a price quote, or visit us today to try them out in person! Trust us, you won’t be disappointed! Here’s a taste of what you’re in store for:

Corsica L-Shaped Library Wall with 60-Inch TV Console, Library Desk and Sliding Ladder by Parker House

This extravagant library and entertainment wall unit is outfitted to serve all of your entertainment, study and home office needs with a 60″ TV console, myriad shelving and cabinet storage, a work desk with a pull-out keyboard/laptop drawer and a full-length, ladder rail system and library ladder on casters. The wall is decorated from dentil fluted crown to traditionally sculpted plinth base, and is crafted from poplar solids and birch veneers with an antiqued Vintage Dark Chocolate finish. Showcase your media, literature, accessories and artifacts with thirty open shelves, neatly compartmentalized for organization or archival use.

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Attic Heirlooms Leg Dining Table With Leaves by Broyhill Furniture

This simple and stylish dining table will be a nice addition to your formal dining space. The 1 5/8″ thick rectangular planked top adds rustic character. Thick table legs add to the farmhouse appeal. This table has two 18 inch leaves so you can easily accommodate dinner guests.

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Frontier – Canyon RAF Corner Chaise by Signature Design by Ashley

With modern appeal and versatile comfort this right arm corner chaise lounge adds flexible options for relaxing and entertaining. Use as part of a sectional sofa group or on its own for bold contemporary style. The back and seat feature contemporary buttonless tufting. Create a cozy spot to indulge yourself in comfort by putting up your feet and curling up to watch TV, read a book, or chat on the phone. Faux leather upholstery and tapered block feet complete the sophisticated look.

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Marion Glass Round Cocktail Table w/ 4 Backless Stools by Signature Design by Ashley

Perfectly capturing the beauty of contemporary styling, the Round Cocktail w/ 4 Backless Stools features four matching stools, beautifully upholstered in a medium brown faux leather upholstery, that fit flawlessly underneath the table. Pull out these luxurious stools for extra guests and a night of fun and games and push these stools in when you’re done to save space.

SF Marion 477_T477-8-bWhat are you waiting for? Visit us online today, then drop by the store or call for a quote! We can’t wait to help you find your new furniture!

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American Modern (1925-1940)

We’ve spent quite a while recently exploring the history of American made furniture and we’ve almost made it through the years and ages.  Last time we met, we took a look at Art Noveau but what came next?  Next up was the American Modern movement – sit back, relax and read on to learn more!

American Modern was a distinct American design aesthetic formed in the period between 1925 and World War II.  Created by a pioneering group of designers, architects and artists, this movement is distinguished by the absence of traditional ornament, the use of new technologies and materials, and the application of mass-production techniques to create affordable objects for the expanding middle class.  The impact on the lives of the everyday American is exemplified through a wide array of objects from furniture to graphic arts.

In the beginning, most of America’s modern design reflected the widespread influence of the Paris fair which brought to international prominence the chic French luxury style of Art Deco, with its emphasis on costly materials and fine workmanship. Dramatic economic, industrial and technological changes, however, would significantly impact design during this time of drastic growth in mass production and mass consumption.

America’s most innovative designers adapted the clean lines, pure geometric forms and machine-made materials of Germany’s Bauhaus movement which forged an alliance between art and industry. The onset of the Depression served to enhance the aim of the Bauhaus to create objects that were both attractive and affordable.

Interestingly enough, an important factor in the start of American design influence and dominance was an influx of foreign talent.  More than a third of the designers involved in the American Modern movement were immigrants drawn to America by the promise of economic opportunity or escape from political oppression.  Not only designers and manufacturers, but department stores, museums and galleries joined in an effort to promote innovative work in overcoming the country’s generally conservative taste for traditional forms which pushed the movement further.

This movement lasted until the 40s when the American taste moved from streamlined to comfort which ushered in the next movement of Scandinavian Contemporary.  And that concludes our look at the history of American made furniture!  We hope you’ve enjoyed this look back at the past and we’re glad you joined us!  Don’t forget to check out our website or stop by our store to find the furniture style that best suits your taste!