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Eighteenth century furniture-making was characterized by the variety of crafts that were the constituent parts of the trade carvers turners joiners chairmakers and fancy chairmakers cabinetmakers clock-case makers japanners turners gilders looking-glass and picture frame-makers and upholsterers. The success of many businesses is exemplified by the description from 1747, when it was said in a General Description of all Trades that ' many of their shops are so richly set out they look more like palaces, and their stocks are of exceeding great value'. An example of the entrepreneur-maker was the business of Thomas Chippendale, first recorded working in Long Acre. By 1753 Chippendale had opened a workshop in Saint Martin's Lane, London and in 1754 he had published A Gentleman And Cabinet-Maker's Director. This was to be one of the most influential pattern books published in the period. Among other designer-makers were Vile and Cobb from Saint Martin's Lane. Between 1759 and 1763 the...
With the vast increase in the choice of materials and methods of making, the role of traditional furniture-makers and retailers has been whittled away. There are still many small businesses in the trade but the turn of the century saw the beginning of a tendency to move towards factory production on a larger scale. This occurred especially in the United States, in centres such as Grand Rapids.
About ten years ago I discovered a secret. High impact advertising programs get great results for furniture retailers that have a great story (like the one above). The events are only so-so if the furniture entrepreneur doesn't have a great story or lacks credibility with the public, his team, vendors and the community. Of course, this is branding Ashley, not the specific store. If you are an all Ashley store, or even an Ashley Furniture HomeStore, you are likely an independent entrepreneur who is embedded in your community. How can you brand yourself in a more exclusive manner If you operate such a store you might describe it as Your friends and neighbors with national buying power. Home specialists can add a benefit line when talking with guests This permits us to offer you hometown service and unprecedented value. Later in this series we will discuss this technique in greater depth. You could say, as many tired furniture entrepreneurs do Look, how much difference can something like...
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Conway Furniture came into being in 1968 when partners Peter Dekker and Jim Mulholland, while installing carpet in Listowel, saw an empty storefront in the downtown area. In a surge of entrepreneurial spirit they began by retailing and continuing to install carpeting, then added some furniture to fill up floor space.
It has been estimated that within the next few years 50 of homes and nearly all small businesses will have at least one computer. This desk has been designed so that it is ideal for computer use as well as for writing letters, doing homework and household accounts, and many other aspects of home office use.
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