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 – Sofa Cushions… Should I Choose Attached or Loose?

I received an email last week which said… I am in the process of shopping for furniture. I have always liked loose cushions, but I am seeing LOTS of pieces now with attached cushions and the salespeople say that these tend to wear better because of how they are constructed. I am mostly concerned with wear-ability and comfort. Any thoughts? To distinguish the different kinds of cushions, when we...
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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 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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Casco Bay Furniture – What Mattress Should I Buy?

I’ve been noticing lately when I wake up I’ve been feeling kind of tired, my back aches and I don’t seem to have the bounce in my step that I used to. The Wife says I often wake her up with my tossing and turning. It occurred to me that perhaps it was my mattress and decided to have a look. What I saw when I removed the sheets and mattress pad was a 20-year-old mattress that looked like the...
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