About Bassett Furniture

Bassett History

Bassett’s blend of style, comfort and value has been trusted for more than a century and made it one of the most recognizable brands in America. Today, Bassett has taken its craftsmanship and built a new reputation of quality custom furniture that can be made and delivered in 30 days or less.
 
Bassett currently operates more than 100 retail locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and is rapidly expanding sales on bassettfurniture.com. We are passionate about developing fashionable and innovative home furnishings at a great value, as well as offering a number of exceptional services to meet your needs.  Our custom solutions make it easy to express your unique sense of style with a variety of options, including upholstery, beds, dining, home storage and home entertainment.
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One visit to a store and you realize that Bassett is much more than a furniture store. Our skilled Design Consultants are dedicated to taking the guess work out of decorating. They’ll help create custom furnishings, define your decorating lifestyle, establish a budget, make a house call, or simply offer an opinion…all free of charge.

If you want to know how it all began, we have to take you back to late 1800s in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to an area northwest of Martinsville, Virginia. The Bassett family was running a sawmill that supplied rail ties for the new Norfolk & Western line that was being built through the family property. In 1892, the rail line was completed and the family began looking for markets for its lumber.

John David “J.D.” Bassett was making a good living traveling the countryside selling goods for general stores when he began carrying lumber samples from the mill. He quickly made his first sale of lumber to a coffin company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and returned home with the knowledge of the growing furniture industry and the subsequent demand for raw lumber.

He soon had orders for oak from several furniture companies in North Carolina. He quickly learned that the best markets for AppalachiCustom Fabricsan oak was up north and he made inroads into those markets.

“Here I was shipping raw lumber from Henry County (Virginia) to Jamestown, New York, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, where factories converted that lumber into finished furniture to be shipped everywhere, including the South,” J.D. recalled. “It seemed to me that furniture certainly could be made in Henry County at a tremendous advantage.

Bassett and his brothers laid out a plan and in 1902 the Bassett Furniture Company was born. At first, the company had about 50 men, from farms and the surrounding hills, and focused on styles made of oak and features simple profiles with carved overlays.

Early dressers sold for $4.75, washstands for $2.75 and beds for $1.50

By 1917, Company sales reached $1 million. But family members had opened new divisions that ultimately competed with each other for sales. In 1930, a “house divided” meeting was called and the different companies were incorporated into Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., in 1931.Chatham Poster Bed

The post-war years brought rapid growth as large neighborhoods sprang up quickly around the country. In the early 1960s, the Company bought Prestige Furniture Corp. and added upholstery to its line up and acquired three other companies to expand its bedroom and dining room production.

Furniture markets began to shift in the 1990s and many “mom-and-pop” stores were closed as large store chains with “no-name” furniture were gaining a foothold. Seeing this trend, Bassett opened its first store in 1997. The design was a departure from the compartmentalized rooms of typical furniture stores with little display merchandising.

Today, Bassett remains committed to the early principles of the company … that great quality, stylish furniture does not need to be expensive and should be available to everyone. A visit to one of our stores and you’ll see just how committed we are to that idea.

 
 
Popular Products
Bedroom Sets
Beds
Bedroom Ideas
Baby Cribs
Mattresses
Dressers
Contemporary Furniture
End Tables
Canopy Bed
Toddler-Beds
Ottomans
Nightstands
Upholstered Headboard
White Dresser

Living Spaces
Living Room Ideas
Coffee Tables
Chaise Lounge
Recliners
Sofas
Sofa Bed
Couches
Chairs
Sleeper Sofa
Chair
End Tables
Sofa Table
Living Room Sets
Sectional Sofa

Dining Room Sets
Dining Room Chairs
Kitchen Islands
Dining Chairs
Counter Stools
Curio Cabinets
Tables
Dining Tables
Stools
Dinette Sets
Kitchen Table
Upholstered Dining Chairs
Kitchen Furniture
Upholstered Chairs
Sideboards

TV Stands
Sectional Sofas
Coffee Tables
TV Stand
Entertainment Centers
Console Tables
Bookcases
Chair and a Half
Side Tables
Sectional Couch
Sofa Tables
Leather Sofas
Game Tables
Oversized Chairs
Rocker Recliner
Desks
Office Chairs
Home Office Furniture
Computer Desk
Desk Chairs
Home Office Desks
Leather Chairs
Writing Desks
Computer Tables
Contemporary Office Furniture
Computer Furniture
Computer Hutch
Executive Chairs
Home Library Bookcases
Bar Stools
Area Rugs
Mirrors
Floor Lamps
Lamp Shades
Lamps
Home Decor
Accent Chairs
Table Lamps
Throw Pillows
Tables
Wall Mirrors
Accent Tables
Accent Pillows
Fabric Ottomans

Welcome to Bassett. We are a high quality furniture manufacturer who specializes in producing hand crafted living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture Please visit the above most popular furniture pieces, our custom furniture center, or our discount furniture section to find exactly what you need. If you are looking for a showroom close to you, please see our national location list.

 
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