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Make Your House A Home
The Emporium is a specialty furniture store. Our country aesthetic is distinctively North American. Our approach is personal, disciplined and design focused.
Television Wall Units
Île d'Orléans Collection - TV Wall Unit - Version I
At 99" wide x 86" tall, this is a strikingly large piece. Originally, we designed and built it for a client. As we worked through the design we gave a lot of thought to the layout and dimensions of the compartments. Our client had his wall unit painted red and it looked great. We liked it so much that we made one for the store. Shown here, painted black over red and distressed.
Île d'Orléans Collection - TV Wall Unit - Version III
Another large made-to-measure wall unit. Built for a slightly more moderate sized television, the TV space is 45" wide x 30" tall. This one was finished for a customer in Antique Burgundy. We've got an identical unit in stock and unfinished. We could finish it to your taste and deliver it in about ten days.
Île d'Orléans Collection - TV Wall Unit - Version II - Finhaven
This two piece unit is 65" wide x 77" tall, a relatively compact solution for a good size television. With lots of adjustable shelving, both open and behind doors, it can easily accommodate a robust and evolving entertainment set-up.
Île d'Orléans Collection - TV Wall Unit - Version II - Williams Pine
Same wall unit as above. Finished in our Williams Pine water-based stain. The TV space is 52" wide x 35" tall. Available for immediate delivery, this piece is in the store tight now. Why not drop in and have a look?
Territorial Collection - Dining Room
Territorial Collection - Dish Dresser
Built of re-claimed barn-boards, this item is artisan crafted with meticulous care. Given its handmade and hand-built nature, variations in the wood are to be expected and celebrated. Each item is unique and no two are exactly alike.
Territorial Collection - Harvest Table With Leaves
A classic turned-leg harvest table. Made made of reclaimed pine salvaged from an old Ottawa Valley barn. Notice the elegant shape of the hand turned leg, reproduced from an antique, and distinguishing it from manufactured "me too" imitations. Stained our water-based Antique Cherry. With two end-leaf extensions.
Territorial Collection - Small Buffet & Hutch
A spare-no-expense two-piece cupboard. There are a lot of corners one can cut in building a piece of furniture. For this piece - we didn't cut any of them. Meticulously designed in Greek Classical proportions. Hand built by a master cabinetmaker. Every inch is solid wood. Antiqued hardware. Individually glazed, salvaged glass panes in the doors. Hand carved knobs & trim details. Contrasting red back-boards. Sure to be a coveted heirloom.
Capel - Braided Rugs
The braided rug was a staple in early North American culture. Settlers used scraps of clothing and excess materials to make floor coverings that would provide warmth and comfort in a home. Even with the braids commercially available today, they're often made from the waste material of other textile products. This is the sort of resourcefulness and austerity that so characterized colonial life and remains today, a great source of pride and meaning. Similar to quilt making, rug weaving remains an heirloom tradition.
Many guests in the store share memories of learning the tradition at a parent or grandparent's side. We've sold Capel braided rugs for years and years and the feedback has always been positive. Not once, have we had a rug returned for lack of quality.
Established in 1917, Capel is a third generation family business, and today, is recognized as America's oldest and largest manufacturer and importer of area rugs. After Henry Ford invented the tractor, Leon Capel fashioned the raw material from his plough line company into braids and sewed them into spirals to make reversible braided rugs. Mules and the plough lines used to steer them were obsolete, but as sales grew Leon realized that nearly every family could use a braided rug.
Today Capel employees 400 people and does its own dyeing, spinning, braiding and sewing, in its Troy, North Carolina factory. At The Emporium, we love Capel rugs for their quality, their lasting appeal and their heritage of resourcefulness and austerity. Ourselves, a family business, we love the Capel story. It reminds us that working together, a family can build something substantial and can make a real contribution.