Casco Bay Furniture Review – A Discussion of The Coveted Brompton Leather Sofa

Recently purchased a sofa in Brompton Leather, or looking to purchase one? Where does it come from? How do you take care of it? Here are some answers. A Bit of a Brompton History. The original Brompton leather is produced by a tannery in Vicenza, Italy called Concernia Bernado Finco Spa. The tannery has been in business for five generations and uses a highly guarded, 45-step secret process to...
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What’s Up With Casco Bay Furniture – My Furniture Forum?

Dear Friends, We have been fortunate enough to receive some wonderful testimonials over the years from customers who are close to raving fans. Dear Casco Bay Friends…delivery yesterday completed!! What a sofa! We are delighted…wonderful work!! Bristol Sofa, 89″W x 39″D x 29″H, with Tufted Seat and Small Antique Brass Nails. Cheers…Chuck...
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Casco Bay Furniture Review – An Interview with a Cushion Expert…Everything You Wanted to Know About Furniture Cushions

The other day it occurred to me that, although I had been in the furniture business for a long time, I could probably learn more about cushion construction…and it may be true for many of you. I decided to contact Lawrence Sweeny, owner of Larin Cushion Company of  North Carolina. Lawrence how long have you been in the cushion business? I’ve been in the business for 40 years. I started in the...
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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 features D Ross – Designer Extraordinaire

We have all admired a beautiful piece of furniture, a sofa, a dining room table, but have you ever wondered how it goes from concept to reality? Surely it must be a complex process. Think about it. Take a sofa, for example. Not only does it have to look good, it has to sit good for the vast amount of people—with all of their different sizes, heights and shapes—who are considering purchasing...
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Casco Bay Furniture – Those Dastardly Cats and Upholstered Furniture

At Casco Bay Furniture we recently had a customer call us. Their new leather sofas had just been delivered and they were afraid to uncover it because of their cat. I had a chuckle, but I do understand the dilemma, as I also have a cat. The cat’s name is Max and he’s a tuxedo cat. My wife and daughter love that cat. I would say on average the cat gets about a hundred kisses a day (and yes, I...
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