Annual May Savings Event

Visit either our Decatur or Huntsville showrooms for great savings during our annual May savings event. The furniture inventory at both showrooms is beautiful. Beat the price increase during the Stickley May sale. The last chance to buy at 2015 prices ends in June. Come see the latest trends in design, interiors and comfort as you experience one of the most beautiful showrooms in our region.

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Spring Saving Event!!

Townhouse Galleries annual spring savings event begins this weekend May 1st. Come in early to take advantage of a full selection of furniture, art, accessories, and rugs!! Our designers are ready to help you with any of your design needs. Read more about them and schedule an appointment or simply stop by and visit. Click here to see our Spring Savings ad.

New Arrivals, New Specials, New Lines


One third of your life is spent sleeping, so don't overlook the importance and health benefits of a good nights sleep. We can help you find a sleep solution that will have you sleeping better today!


We are excited to introduce luxurious Ann Gish linens to our selection of bedding options. Why not indulge and treat yourself to these luxurious cottons and silks.

We are also happy to offer a savings of up to $200 on the Townhouse Galleries Tempur-Pedic Mattress. This special ends July 11th, so come in soon to take advantage of these savings. Or you might decide to take advantage of the king size Scandanavia mattress for the price of a queen!! And while we are talking about comfort... This is the last weekend to take advantage of the free leather upgrade on Stressless Chairs.

If you are in the market for new upholstery, we have new arrivals at both locations. We've had a great response to the bright colors and current trends. Don't forget that our Spring Savings event is underway, so please take advantage of the special pricing and discounts of up to 60%.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Hickory Chair and Sex and the City 2

I don't know how many of you have been to see Sex and the City 2, but we were excited when we recognized several of the pieces of furniture used on the set! What a compliment to design and furniture! In Carrie's apartment in New York city you will notice two pieces from Hickory Chair (Townhouse Galleries is an authorized dealer). The first piece is the Hallings Secretary by Thomas O'Brien.

 It is shown in an Antique Ivory finish. We've had this piece on our showroom floor before, but seeing it outfitted with a flat screen TV was a first!  


The second piece you will notice is a Hunt Chair by Suzanne Kasler. The chair has been admired for the graceful curve of the legs and the rounded back and nail head trim. The wonderful scale makes this a perfect accent chair! We just installed a new Hickory Chair display on the Decatur, AL showroom floor. Visit our new arrivals page to see a few images!

Designs from the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair

For those of you interested in contemporary furniture we thought you might find the New York Times article link below interesting! Even though we don't display a lot of these items on our showroom floors, please know that we have access to many contemporary furniture collections and our interior designers have integrated contemporary items in their design projects. 

An image from the article below:

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Arts and Crafts Furniture

When you visit Townhouse Galleries you will see many different styles of furniture represented on our showroom floors.  What distinguishes the pieces you see there from other sellers are the stories behind the designs and craftsmanship of our products. To us, this business is not all about selling you something! We want you to leave with an appreciation of the design and craftsmanship of the pieces you might already have or those pieces you purchase from us! Perhaps it could be said of these times, that there is a renewal of commitment to quality. We’ve certainly been hearing from more of you about a renewed commitment to quality products. A decision to invest in quality paves the way for a more sustainable future. Imagine the difference it makes in the volume in landfills, the use of raw materials, and in your bank account if a sofa lasts 20 years instead of 3. Consumers drive the market, so we want to thank you for your commitment to the quality of furniture and designs that we’ve offered for years! This blog series will offer a historical glimpse behind the familiar designs you see in furniture stores.

 What makes Arts and Crafts furniture so special? Exploring the history of this particular movement is intriguing and we think exceptionally relevant, given the times.  The Arts and Crafts movement in the late 1800s was a reaction  to the Industrial Revolution.  During that period, life was often characterized as fast paced with rapid urban development and the rise of middle-class industrialists. This period lead to more mass production and a diminishing quality to goods. The Arts and Crafts movement saw a revival of a slower pace, a commitment to quality, and of a less mechanized society.  William Morris, the founding father of the movement, believed in traditional craftsmanship and good-quality materials.  The furniture pieces themselves demonstrate a focus on the natural beauty of the timbers used in their construction. The details of construction, such as marquetry, exposed construction, handcrafted hardware, and rich inlays were often used as decorative features.


Recently, Townhouse Galleries became the North Alabama dealer for Stickley furniture. Gustav Stickley, the figurehead of the American Arts and Crafts movement, began making and selling furniture reproductions in the early 1900s. Stickley aimed to create “furniture that shows plainly what it is and in which the design and construction harmonize with the wood”.  Stickley furniture is still known and appreciated for their commitment to quality today! Visit our Huntsville showroom to learn more and see those features that demonstrate the inspiration of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Stickley style.


What's New

We have a lot of exciting events happening at both our Decatur and Huntsville locations. This is one of the best times of year to buy the world's most comfortable recliner!! The Stressless Consul chair is on sale for just $995 and you get a free swing table with any Stressless purchase, so come in soon to take advantage of these savings! Speaking of Stressless, the Huntsville gallery will be having a new Stressless Zone grand opening in late August/Early September. We will be having an evening event complete with food and beverages, so plan on coming to celebrate with us. Be sure to sign up for the e-newsletter, so you can stay up to date with the latest events and specials. Also, we added a new product catalog to the website, so you can see many of our products from the comfort of your own home. It also has a room planner feature that will let you play with your own design ideas!

Our designers have had a busy summer. The neutral pallets they have been using are truly beautiful. Aylin just finished an amazing custom bed treatment that could have been pictured in a design magazine. We will post pictures as soon as it comes in. Remember, we are here to help you, so please take advantage of all of our services. Sometimes it is easy to forget what differentiates stores and we really feel that our service sets us apart.... that and our commitment to quality. Do you know how exciting it is for us when someone comes in and wants to talk about dovetail construction? Don't be satisfied on your furniture shopping journey until you understand how the piece is made and what goes into a particular product.

This weekend the largest rug sale of the year begins... for 10 days only Rick Perkins will be discounting rugs up to 70%. Come in to the Huntsville Showroom early for the largest selection and go ahead and complete your room with the perfect hand knotted rug. Again our rugs are all New Zealand wool and are hand knotted and many of the rugs use vegetable dyes which are good for you and for the planet! If a hand knotted rug isn't what you are looking for we would be happy to help you select a custom carpet or sisal rug at our Decatur design center. 

That's all for now. We are always happy to see you, so please come visit soon and tell us what you've been up to this summer. 

Oriental Rugs 101

Since this weekend marks the beginning of our oriental rug 10 day only sale we thought it would be nice to talk about rugs in our design blog.  The following information is provided by our rug partners of over 20 years... 

What is an Oriental rug?

A true Oriental rug is characterized not only by where it is made but also by how it is made. Oriental rugs are made of piles that are knotted by hand. The piles are the fibers that, once looped and sheared, give the rug its soft, rich feeling. The formal traditions of rug weaving are thought to have originated in Asia and the Middle East, hence the term "Oriental" rug.

Commercial carpet is made by machines. Even the individual fibers are spun by machines. 

Because they are individually designed and hand-knotted, Oriental rugs are recognized not only as superior floor coverings or wall decorations, but as fine artworks. This distinctive personal touch, as well as its beautiful design, gives your rug its value. 

Who made the first Oriental Rugs?

Oriental carpet weaving has been traced back to the 5th century BCE, in the Pazyryk Valley of Siberia, near the outer Mongolian border in the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia. In 1947, Russian archaeologist discovered a carpet preserved in ice that was thought to have belonged to Scythia chieftain. This carpet is now in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersbury, Russia. It is hand-knotted with a symmetrical knot motif still used in rugs today.

 Ancient Hebrew, Roman,  Babylonian,  Persian, Chinese, Turkish, Pakistani, and Indian cultures all valued carpet weaving as fine art. One rug from the Sassnid Dynasty in Persia, "Spring of Khosrows," measured 100' x 400' and weighed several tons due to jewels and pearls worked into the weave. When the Arabs invaded Persia, however, they slashed the carpet into sections, and this great work of art was lost forever. 

The chinese, dating back to Sung Dynasty (960 to 1279 CE), created rugs with Buddhist and Taoist designs in factory workshops under the domain of the emperors. Marco Polo brought many of these rugs back to Europe during his travels. 

When Cleopatra was presented  to Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome, she was rolled up in a carpet. The Romans prized rugs for their own floors and walls.


How and when were Oriental rugs introduced in Europe and around the world?

Europeans returned from the Crusades with Oriental rugs. Later, by including carpets as images in their paintings, artist helped make them status symbols for the very wealthy. Hans Holbein the Younger, in the 16th century, made Turkish carpets popular. Lorenzo Lotto, from the same period, displayed a rug border called the "kufic" in one of his canvases. 

By the end of the 15th century, Louis XII of France brought many Italian craftsmen to train his weavers in the creation of rugs. Leonardo DaVinci and Andrea de Sarto later designed carpets for the royal family, too. 

Henry IV, in the early 17th century, founded a rug factory in his palace to create rugs for the French market. He liked the rugs so well, however, that he never shared them with people. Louis XIII, his successor, started an outside workshop for the people called Savonneries. French designs, however, were not as popular as Middle Eastern ones. 

When did Oriental rugs become popular in the United States?

Oriental rugs were in evidence in America as early as the 1600s as floor and wall coverings. Two hundred years later, the bold colors and designs would complement dark, heavy Victorian furniture very well. An oriental rug from India once owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt sold for $950,000. 

Why are there so many different styles of Oriental rugs?

Geography and culture mark the differentiation of craft and aesthetics in Asia and the Middle East. Urban areas, for example, could support large factories where weaving techniques could be refined by hundreds of workers. 

Why are there so many different styles of Oriental rugs?

Geography and culture mark the differentiation of craft and aesthetics in Asia and the Middle East. Urban areas, for example, could support large factories where weaving techniques could be refined by hundreds of workers. Small towns, however, proved just as productive, and their rugs are just as beautiful. Heriz, in the northwest protion of Iran, is one of the best-know in the world. By unifying standards, families multiplies their output. 

STANDARDs, though, are not always strictly enforced, even today, which is why it is so important to deal with a knowledgeable merchant you trust. If there were no cotton for a foundation in a certain carpet, for example, the weavers might use wool. If madder were in short supply, some other red dye might be used. Even within a small area, there can be differentiation in carpets. A Bidjar rug may have been made in the town of Bidjar, or it may have been in a neighboring area by subcontractors. 

A Bakshaish rug, from a town just south of Heriz, looks geometric like a Heriz but uses pastel colors. Meshkin, close to Heriz but to the east, used angular octagons instead of the Heriz arrowhead, and it is made of wool sheared from deep sheep. This wool holds dye differently than wool sheared from live sheep, which may explain the alteration in the patterns. 

The town of Tabriz, settled near the Sehand volcano, was protected from many of the natural disasters common to the region. It was ruled at various times by Genghis Khan, Timur, and Shah Ishmail I, who began the legendary Safavid weaving dynasty (1501-1736 CE). Shah Abbas the Great (1586-1628 CE) cultivated the art to its most beautiful and most exacting during what is known as the "golden age of rugmaking."

How and where are Oriental rugs made today?

The weavers of Tabriz were known for their speed due to their developing a special tool that allowed them to weave and cut the knots at the rate of approximately 40 per minute. This is far above the average of 20 knots per minute for a skilled weaver. These traditions endure even now, around the world. Some wools still are spun by local shepherds, and dyes are still made from plants. Even wandering nomads, like the Quashgai in Iran, continue in their old ways--perhaps as a symbol of permanence in the absence of a regular homeland.

If you already own one of these delightful masterpieces, visit our rug care page on the website to ensure that your rug is getting appropriate care. 


The Story Behind A Stool

What is a sgabello?  Its name sounds like a disease, but it is actually an Italian name for a stool.  A sgabello was a common piece of furniture during the Renaissance (1400-1600) in cities in Italy, France, and the Netherlands.  Typically, the stools had small seats and three legs.  They were uncomfortable, and used for short periods of sitting.  Discomfort did not make them unimportant.  Because they were easy to move, they were often the most common type of chair in a home.  And since they were the most common, they ended up being some of the most ornamented pieces of furniture from the period.

Contrary to what we might think, even the most architecturally impressive Renaissance palaces were sparsely furnished.  Wood was expensive, and so was furniture.  Fine furniture was therefore always crafted for beauty as much as utility.  It was a way to show off  your means with a quality investment. 

One of the wealthiest families of the Italian city of Florence was the Strozzi.  They built a huge palace in the city that is still visible today. facciata2 Built in elegant rows of pillow-like stone, the building towers over its neighbors, and leaves a lasting impression on tourists that pass by it.  Filippo Strozzi (1428-1491) built the palace, and hosted a lavish ceremony when he laid the first stone.  At the ceremony he provided stools for guests, and one of these sgabellos survives. 

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Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Strozzi’s sgabello gives us a snapshot of fine furniture and design five hundred years ago.  The sgabello rests of three legs, has an octagonal seat like a stop sign, and a high, narrow, back.  On top of the back is a round carved medallion that bears the Strozzi’s coat of arms.  It is made of walnut and maple, and inlaid with ebony and fruitwood.  Parts of the chair bore gold leaf and red paint.  This unique piece was the sort of furnishing that made the palaces of Renaissance Italy such marvels. hb_30.93.2_av1

The next time you pull up a barstool, know that what you are sitting in has a long and illustrious history.

Energy and Furniture

 Is this heat getting to you all? It has been so hard to keep our buildings and homes cool with all these high heat index days! Did you know that the South accounts for 44 percent of the nation’s energy use! What an opportunity for all of us to adopt energy efficiency! I was reading a blog yesterday about energy in the southeast and I want to share a quote from Dr. Marilyn Brown, an internationally recognized leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the U.S, “ to move energy efficiency from its current lowly status as a personal virtue to the transformational powerhouse I know it to be, we need to raise our expectations much higher. This begins by changing our goal from showing that we can do “something” on energy efficiency toward a goal of doing “everything” that is both technically possible and economically cost-effective to advance energy efficiency into every facet of our lives”.  It is up to all of us to make the best decisions when it comes to energy. Have a home energy audit done at your house and see where you could make a difference! Here at Townhouse Galleries we offset some of our own energy use by participating in TVA’s Green Power Switch Program. We believe in clean sources of energy and have implemented energy saving technologies where we can. wind

One overlooked relationship to energy is the amount of energy that goes into a making piece of furniture. Do you ever pause to think of the energy cycle of your purchases? Many pieces of furniture travel great distances and require a tremendous amount of fossil fuels to reach your homes and our showroom.  It is refreshing to see consumer dollars go to support companies that strive to shorten the energy cycle and use renewable sources of energy and supplies. Simply Amish furniture is about as green as your can get when it comes to furniture. Stickley Furniture is another great story of a company committed to Sustainability. The lines we carry that I’m most impressed with to date are Hickory Chair, American Leather, Stressless, Stickley and Simply Amish. More and more companies are joining the cause and making furniture sustainably.  We would like to think that we are Huntsville and Decatur’s best source for sustainable furniture (let us know what you think). The story is changing and we are excited about it. If this is of interest to you, be sure to ask our designers to help you choose furniture from companies that are going the extra mile right now and you can always count on all of our quality furniture lasting for years to come. Which keeps you, your bank account, and our landfills happy!

Going the Extra Distance

What makes some companies different from others? Today we want to feature American Leather furniture. We have been offering American Leather for many years here at Townhouse Galleries and we are still very excited about it! We feel they offer some of the best leather and fabric sofas, chairs, sleeper sofas, and media room furniture on the market today.  One of the things that sets them above the rest is their commitment to the environment. They were a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture council, a non-profit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry. Important distinguishing features about their furniture are:

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All the wood used in their frames is harvested from sustainable forest. They recycle over two million pounds of leftover wood and are able to use recycled and scrap hardwood to repurpose the wood.  This is not used in the frames, but shows a commitment to the waste generated in the manufacturing process. The glues are chemical-free, water-based binders that doesn't contain or release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Their leather is dyed using water-based solvents and pigments offering 35 environmentally friendly leathers made through natural, chrome free, chemical free processes. The cushions include soy-based foam, which is fully recyclable and available in a wide assortment of firmness and densities. (The foam is also free of CFCs)!

The American Leather factory is committed to conservation. They use automatic light shut-offs, encourage recycling and a focus on environmentally conscious decisions by all their employees... The furniture is made in Dallas, Texas. This means that the products don't travel across an ocean to arrive to you. They come to you faster and with a much smaller carbon footprint than imported goods. So go ahead and feel good about your next leather purchase here at Townhouse Galleries. Like we keep saying... we want you to have the highest quality furniture available to you! Right here in Huntsville and Decatur, AL. 

Summer Sizzle 4th Of July Savings

Join us this weekend for a Summer Sizzle savings event at Townhouse Galleries. We are excited to celebrate America with quality American made selections from Stickley, Windham Castings, Hickory Chair, American Leather, and many more.. Also this weekend is the last weekend to get a free accessory with your purchase of a Stressless Chair. We have many new selections on our showroom floors. This summer we are happy to introduce Christopher Guy furniture to North Alabama. This exciting line features some of the most elegant designs in the furniture industry, so come see what for yourself what all the sizzle is about. Happy 4th of July!! We all have so much to be proud of and to celebrate!

Murphy Beds

Why a Murphy Bed?

Murphy beds are a unique solution to a problem faced by most people--the need for more space! Murphy beds can be used for many different reasons. Empty nesters, baby boomers and the like are converting rooms once occupied by their children into computer rooms, home offices, hobby rooms, exercise rooms, etc. They are then able to better utilize that same room all year long instead of only having an inefficien and seldom used space bedroom. When family or friends arrive for a visit, they will enjoy a comfortable, safe, and attractive place to sleep. At Townhouse Galleries we are announcing our new line of American Made Murphy Beds. These beds offer a quality, solidily constructed alternative to the traditional guest room. Come in today to experience Townhouse Galleries Murhpy Beds!

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Pre-Labor Day Sale!!!

Come in today for the largest selection of quality furnishings during our Pre-Labor Day Sale... We have lots of new furniture to choose from and are excited to now offer a Stickley gallery in the Decatur Showroom. Begin holiday plans now.. many of our pieces require six to eight weeks production time, so it is important to consider this should you need a piece by a certain date. Remember nobody sells Tempur-Pedic mattressess for less, and when you purchase from us, in addtion to the Tempur-pedic guarantee, you recieve the customer service and white glove delivery we've been know for for the last 30 years. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

This Weekend ONLY

Enjoy a Labor of Love and save 45% off one piece of Stickley Furnityre. (limit one per family). We are happy to offer this speical savings event as part of our storewide September Sale. Offer on Stickley ends Monday!

Special Fall Savings!!

Happy Fall!! What inspiring weather we have been having lately. We've certainly been enjoying the cooler weather. To celebrate the change in seasons, we are having a special rug sale where you can save up to 75% on the largest selection of hand-made oriental rugs in North Alabama. Our fall savings event is still underway and we have new fall inventory arriving daily. Also, if you haven't yet tried out the new contour collection from Tempur-pedic come try one this weekend. As always, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fall in love with Stickley Fall Sale

Click on the link below to see what's on SALE this fall with Stickley. Also, this weekend will be the final weekend of our September Savings event. Rick Perkins is here to show you the very best oriental rugs (recieve up to 70% off)... and many more fun pieces to see. Also, always remember we are here to help you with any interior design needs. This service is complimentary with purchase, so please take advantage of our talented designers.

Stickley Fall SALE!!

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Black Friday at Townhouse Galleries

Hello everyone! Townhouse Galleries is ready to offer you tremendous savings opportunities on select models of Stressless chairs just in time for the Holidays... we are also offering a King Scandanavian Mattress for the price of a Queen and a Queen for the price of a Full.. you just can't beat these great deals, so come in today and order while supplies last. Need to finish a room before the holiday's? Ask one of our designers to come out to your home for a complementary consultation. We have one of the largest furniture inventories in North Alabama, so we are confident you can find exactly what you are looking for!

Once a Year Savings!

It's finally here! Townhouse Galleries is having a once a year savings on the finest selection of furniture in North Alabama. We are a destination store and a very short drive from Birmingham, Nashville, and Chattanooga. Come in today to take advantage of the largest selection of quality furniture. For a limited time, recieve $200.00 off any Stressless Recliner when you donate $50.00 to the Community Food Bank of North Alabama. Both the Huntsville and Decatur showrooms look beautiful thanks to our talented team of designers, so come enjoy. We look forward to seeing you!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Townhouse Galleries! We are excited about everything this year will bring to the design and furniture scene. We know that we are continuing to bring in exciting new looks and designs. It seems that wall coverings are making a comeback! Some of the new wall papers are stunning, so the next time you are considering new paint colors...consider these exciting wall coverings.

Our designers have been busy working on our showroom floors and they look great. The Decatur, Al showroom now has a Stickley furniture gallery, so for those of you closer to Decatur, you won't have to drive to the Huntsville showroom to experience the quality and craftsmanship of Stickley. The factory authorized Stickley Winter sale is going on now... Hurry and get your orders in, so you can take advantage of these savings.

We just recieved a new shipment of hand-knotted oriental rugs. Rick Perkins will be in the Huntsville showroom to begin deep markdowns on our inventory beggining Jan 27th, so please keep us in mind during this time if you are in the market for a new rug!

Remember, our design services are complimentary with purchase... so take advantage of the talent here at Townhouse Galleries. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for visiting our website.

Sleeper Sofas

Have you ever slept on a sleeper sofa? If you have, then we are sure you have stories to tell... Back in the day it was common to wake up only semi refreshed after a night of metal frames, lost pillows, and mediocre mattresses... not to mention the smaller bed size. Well, thank goodness those days are over.. or could be.. American Leather offers the most comfortable sleeper sofa in the market. We have them on our showroom floors and they are on sale for the month of September. The features that set them a notch above the rest are: full length mattresses, comfortable foam mattress with an optional temper-pedic upgrade, no lost pillows or metal frames to scrape your knees on, and the best of all.. when the bed is stored away, you would never know you were sitting on a sleeper sofa. It is that comfortable.. and don't sweat.. the Climate Footprint of this product is slim.. American Leather is a leading member of the Sustainable Furniture Council and they are made in Texas.. so no boats and global travel for this great product. Come see us soon to take advantage of this sale period.

Spring Arrivals

Townhouse Galleries welcomes our new Spring Collections. This spring we will be offering beautiful bright colors and a complete selection of outdoor furniture, all made in the U.S.A. Visit one of our showrooms to discover the pieces you've been searching for and remember our interior design services are complementary with purchase, so don't be shy in taking advantage of our talented group! We are also celebrating our new grand opening of the Decatur showroom mattress center. We are now a one stop mattress shop, so come in and receive Townhouse Galleries service while you make your next mattress selection.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you don't already, be sure to follow us on Facebook.

Stickley May Sale

May is the month to save money on Stickley Furniture at Townhouse Galleries. Stickley is heirloom quality furniture that will last for generations. Townhouse Galleries is proud to be the North Alabama Stickley furniture dealer and to offer this savings opportunity. Be sure to beat the price increase and enjoy savings on pieces that are not featured in the sale flyer. This event is part of Townhouse Galleries annual May Savings event! We are offer beautiful quality furniture for all your home furnishing needs.

Stickley Mission Sale

Enjoy Savings of 40% on Stickley Mission Furniture July 18th- July 29th. This sale is for a limited time, so come in and add to your collection of this collector quality furniture. Townhouse Galleries showrooms in both Huntsville, AL and Decatur, AL.

Labor Day Sale

Join us this Labor Day weekend as we celebrate a "Labor of Love" and offer 45% off one Stickley Piece. (limit one per family). Also enjoy savings on our entire inventory and while you are shopping take advantage of our mattress tent sale (Decatur showroom)!
Thank you for visiting our webpage and we look forward to seeing you soon. Townhouse Galleries. Quality furniture. Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama.

The Stickley Story: A Special Evening at Townhouse Galleries

Join Townhouse Galleries as we celebrate the Stickley Story! September 12, at Townhouse Galleries Huntsville, those wishing to explore the roots of Mission style furniture are invited to pull up a chair for an engaging expert's take on the Stickley company. Mike Danial, Stickley's corporate historian and museum curator, intimately knows the ups-and-downs of the indigenous Mission furniture style, and the American company still producing it today. The Stickley story is one of commitment to honest craftsmanship and laudable ideals. The sturdy and practical furniture which came into being as a rebellion against the ornate Victorian style of the day, definitely resonates again with home owners, where simplicity and authenticity are sought. Not only the original designs of Gustav Stickley, Leopold Stickley, Harvey Ellis, Charles Limbert, the Roycrofters and others are still sold, but everything from your kitchen island to a niche for your plasma TV are available for today's homes. Everyone is is welcome to bring photos of antique Mission pieces for free and informal appraisals by Mike Danial. This talk is free of charge and refreshments will be served. For reservations please call: 256-350-1320. Join us: September 12, 2013 6pm-9pm Huntsville Location

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