In 1894 a furniture maker named A.J. Forbes was commissioned to build a chair for the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem in San Francisco. Forbes patterned his design after the simple, rustic style prevalent in furnishings found in the numerous Spanish missions that populated the San Francisco area at the time. A year later, a New York furniture manufacturer and retailer named Joseph McHugh copied Forbes’ design and by 1898 was offering a full line of Mission furniture for sale.
Originally the Mission furniture style was popular only until around 1916, as the inferior mass-production methods employed at the time contributed to its ultimate demise. In recent years, the Mission furniture style has experienced a rebirth, in large part due to many consumers’ desire for a more simplistic furniture design. Today, Amish master craftsmen are capable of producing extraordinary Mission furniture that offers a highly desirable combination of elegance and durability.
Characteristics of the Mission Furniture Style
Mission furniture is distinguished by its straight-line, rustic style, reminiscent of the much simpler time when it was first created. Simple horizontal and vertical lines are typical characteristics of the style, along with flat panels that accentuate the wood grain. Cherry, oak, and occasionally maple are normally used in the construction of Mission-style furniture, providing the superior durability that is hallmark of these pieces. Variations of the basic Mission style include Riverview, Cambrai, Antique and Siesta.
AmishOutletStore.com: Your Home for Elegant Amish Mission Furniture
AmishOutletStore.com offers a complete selection of beautiful handcrafted oak Mission furniture and cherry Mission furniture for the bedroom. Choose from individual pieces such as beds, dressers, chests of drawers, armoires and nightstands, or combine them to create a fabulous Mission-style bedroom set. Or, decorate your living room with our Mission-style sofas, chairs or coffee tables. In addition to hardwood options that include, oak, cherry, Q.S. white oak and maple, you can also pick from a wide range of distinctive stain colors to complement your unique home décor. Our master Amish craftsmen can create customized Mission furniture that will last for years to come.
Long-Lasting Mission Furniture Made in the USA
Every Mission furniture piece available at AmishOutletStore.com is made in America by Amish craftsmen who consider quality the number one priority. No particle board, pressboard or Masonite-type materials are ever used in the production process, only solid woods of the highest quality are used to produce our Mission-style furniture. Amish furniture-making techniques have been passed down through many generations – no mass-production techniques or shortcuts are ever used in the process. We can assure you our Mission furniture will be a truly unique addition to your home.
We invite you to explore the beautiful Mission furniture from AmishOutletStore.com. Check out popular categories for Mission-style furniture including Dining Room Sets, Bedroom Sets and Entertainment Centers. Experience the difference that elegant styling and superior craftsmanship can make in your home!
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We loved your furniture so much I came out with a U-haul trailer from DC and bought 15 different pieces for bedrooms and dining rooms. We plan on giving it to our daughter as an heirloom one day. It is beautifully made and has served us well over the years and we expect many years to come.