Casco Bay Furniture Review – The History of the Chesterfield Sofa

At Casco Bay Furniture, we are often asked about the history of the Chesterfield sofa. Here is a bit of that history. The word “Chesterfield” is a term used today by many in North American and particularly in Canada to describe what most of us commonly refer to as a sofa. But the term has much older origins. It is generally thought that the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Philip Stanford,...
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Casco Bay Furniture Review – An Interview with our North Carolina, Blue Ridge Mountain Table Artisan.

  John can you tell me how you started building custom made furniture? Well Richard I started 44 years ago I think it was in 1972. My wife Penny and I opened a shop in Southern California. I was always an Artisan at heart. Before long I started making hand carved mirrors and folk art. With the encouragement of family and friends I began to enter my work in local art shows and before I knew I was...
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