Widdicomb is one of the oldest and longest operating furniture companies in American history. Founded by George Widdicomb in 1858 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the company started as George Widdicomb & Sons with George, his four sons, and 12 employees. When all four sons enlisted in the Civil War, the company dissolved. Shortly after, the oldest sons opened a furniture shop and were eventually joined by the two younger brothers. In 1969 the business was renamed Widdicomb Bros. & Richards when they went into business with T.F. Richards. In 1873 the Widdicomb Furniture Company was formed, and they soon became known for their spindle bed frames. In the early 2000s Widdicomb went out of business and manufacturing rights were purchased by Stickley Furniture, which continues to make furniture for the John Widdicomb Collection.
Buy Used Widdicomb Furniture Online
Buying used furniture is an environmental and economical way to outfit your home with high end furnishings that have lasted generations. When you buy Widdicomb Furniture online from High End Used Furniture, you’re buying into more than 150 years of masterful furniture craftsmanship. All of that without having to leave your couch! With our 20 years of experience in the furniture industry, we know how to treat these antique and vintage pieces so they arrive at your door as quickly as possible without being damaged. To top it off, we offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Styling Widdicomb Furniture
Whether the pieces are traditional recreations or mid-century modern makes—Widdicomb Furniture products are bold. With a time of production spanning more than 150 years, there are countless collections and styles to choose from. Some of their most famous early works were their spindle bed frames made from ash, cherry, maple, and walnut. It was in the 1880s that they expanded their collection to include fine traditional style beds, dressers, chiffoniers, wardrobes, mirrors, night tables, and washstands. The woods used in the high end furniture included various mahoganies, Circassian walnut, golden curly birch, and bird’s-eye maple. They became masters of the Queen Anne and Chippendale style cabinets and bedroom suites in revival Italian and French styles.