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American of Martinsville
Mad for mid-century decoration at home? The clean lines and beautiful hardwoods of American of Martinsville furniture make it one of the industry’s best-kept secrets for the Modernist collector. Founded in 1906 by tobacco manufacturers, the company originally got its start producing bedroom sets. By the 1920s, the brand expanded into making dining room chairs and dining room tables, and by the 1950s, American of Martinsville was a vast brand that represented a multitude of design styles and eras. They added living room chairs, coffee tables and modern sofas to their repertoire, eventually offering a multitude of wood and upholstered pieces for every room in the house. Today, American of Martinsville is most commonly associated with the Danish modern style, having produced quality cherry, walnut and oak furniture with quintessential mid-century details like slatted doors and drawers, and their famous brass inset “x’s,” inlaid into side tables, bedroom dresser corners and even credenzas. With beautiful, streamlined silhouettes and gorgeous woods, the designs by American of Martinsville are as desirable and relevant as ever.