American of Martinsville Dresser and Mirror, Mediterranean Style
American of Martinsville
A few men changed the shape of Martinsville - Henry County forever. On the heels of the Civil War and with the decline of the planter class, they had the dream of making furniture. It was through their ingenuity and perseverance that the area’s furniture industry was founded over 100 years ago. Here is the story—the highs and the lows—of how Martinsville - Henry County furnished a nation and still does.
In 1901, J.D. Bassett, Sr., at the age of 35, saw the nearly unlimited future in Southern furniture manufacturing. He and his brother and brother-in-law pooled their entire resources, totaling $27,500, and converted their sawmill business into a furniture factory. From this small beginning, the Bassett Furniture Industries grew over the next 100 years into a publicly traded company with 2008 sales topping $288 million.
- Condition very good
- Size 72'' x 19'' D
- Location 16/18
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- Lot # 003
- System ID # 60210479
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