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Lorna Dewey Furniture Brand Sold to Webbs Furniture

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Webbs Furniture of Hildenborough Kent, UK, announced the purchase of Lorna Dewey Ltd., from retiring owners Lorna and Colin Meier. The company will now be known as Lorna Dewey Furniture Ltd. In a transaction designed to strengthen and grow the Lorna Dewey brand name, Lorna Meier (the former Lorna Dewey) and husband Colin Meier, who were planning to retire in several years, were approached by Webbs Furniture, one of their specialty makers who wanted to grow their business and were extremely fond of the Lorna Dewey line. The New Owners Webbs Furniture, owned and operated by Terry Facey and his two sons Tom and Emile are excited about this new venture. “We have been in business since 1975 in the UK and along with Lorna Dewey Ltd. have been providing fine furniture in the UK for decades” said Terry. He added, “Lorna Dewey established a foothold in the US in 2000, and this allows us to expand the combined lines and creates a stronger supply of fine handmade antique reproductions to our customers.” Tom Facey added “The Lorna Dewey brand is well established in the United States, it has a very loyal customer base. This tried and true range of Georgian and Regency reproductions will benefit from the new lines that we are introducing to the American market.” Webbs is one of a handful of artisan companies that have perfected the 17th century art of fully handcraft oyster veneer. In addition, museum quality reproductions and unique one-of-a-kind pieces are being introduced at this spring’s April-May furniture market in High Point, North Carolina. US Team Remains The company’s sales reps and US management team remain intact and are very excited about the new owners. Webbs has full trust and confidence in the sales team, who will continue with the outstanding level of customer service that Lorna Dewey Furniture is known for. New Showroom Location Lorna Dewey Furniture Ltd. also announces a new showroom location for this market. They are now located at 200 North Hamilton Street, Suite 333 in the Hamilton /Wren District of High Point North Carolina. Over the Top This market features a truly remarkable over-the-top Yew Oyster veneer chest made using 1,064 pieces of hand prepared yewwood inlay, a spectacular dining table, several other oyster veneer pieces including mirrors, as well as the most popular Lorna Dewey Georgian and Regency period reproductions. Available from Lorna Dewey Furniture Ltd. FOB High Point, the showroom is located in the High Point Hamilton Wren district. Founded over 30 years ago, Lorna Dewey Furniture Ltd. is a leading supplier of fine handmade antique reproductions made in the United Kingdom. The company offers custom and contract design in addition to its standard lines.

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