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Mahogany Association Number

Mahogany furniture dating from 1936 to the mid-1950’s often carries a Mahogany Association label. The Association issued two types of labels: a Blue Label indicated a veneer of genuine mahogany; a Red Label that guaranteed the piece was made of solid genuine mahogany. Both the blue and red label included a number for a specific furniture manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

123

Imperial Furniture

Grand Rapids, MI

125

West Michigan Furniture Co.

Holland, MI

126

Rockford National Furniture

Rockford, IL

131

Statton Furniture Manufacturing Co.

Hagerstown, MD

134

Maddox

Jamestown, NY

139

Fancher Furniture

Salamanca, NY

144

Columbia Manufacturing Co.

Louisville, KY

147

Kindel Furniture

Grand Rapids, MI

149

Wm. A. Berkey Furniture Co.

Grand Rapids, MI

155

Brandt Cabinet Works

Hagerstown, MD

160

Drexel

Drexel, NC

174

Davis Cabinet Co.

Nashville, TN

184

Need Manufacturer’s Name

 

191

White Furniture Co.

Mebane, NC

204

Mt. Airy Furniture Co.

Mt. Airy, NC

210

Colonial Furniture Co.

Grand Rapids, MI

225

Georgetown Gallery

 

238

Continental Furniture Company

High Point, NC

239

Kling Factory #3

Mayville, NY

248

Limbert Furniture by Van Raalte

Grand Rapids and Holland, MI

288

Permoweld Mastercraft

 

320

Mayflower

 

332

Hungerford of Memphis

Memphis, TN

345

Mengel Module Line

 

377

Henredon

Morganton, NC

380

Sligh Furniture Company

Grand Rapids, MI

404

Craftique

Mebane, NC

413

Victorian

Montgomery, AL

416

Unique Furniture Makers

Winston-Salem, NC

422

Gordon Fine Furniture

Johnson City, TN

431

Airguide Instrument Co.

Chicago, IL

434

Pioneer Furniture Co.

Detroit, MI

438

Cherokee Funiture Co.

 

444

Saginaw Furniture Shops

Saginaw, MI

511

Need Manufacturer’s Name

 

538

Need Manufacturer’s Name

 

542

Heckman Furniture

Grand Rapids, MI

560

Founders Furniture (Thomasville Furn. 1965)

North Carolina

662

Morganton Furniture Co.

Morganton, NC

Presently, 36 furniture companies producing mahogany furniture and carrying the Mahogany Association label have been identified and 2 numbers have been identified with no company name indicated, but we know there are many, many more out there. Recently the number 191 gained its rightful owner, White Furniture Co. of Mebane, NC.

To match a numbered label with the name of the manufacturer we need two things: the number on the Mahogany Association label and the name on the manufacturer’s label. Sometimes a manufacturer’s label is not obvious. If you don’t see a label right away, pull out some drawers, check beneath the tabletop.

If you have discovered both the number and the manufacturer’s name, please use our Contact Page to send the information. If no manufacturer’s label is present, we would still like the Mahogany Association label number, perhaps someone else can supply the name of the manufacturer.

The Mahogany Association was established in 1936 as a guarantee to buyers that their furniture was constructed from genuine mahogany and not some lesser wood stained to resemble mahogany. 

Each furniture manufacturer had their own Association label carrying their company’s individual number. For example, all mahogany furniture made during that time period by the Imperial Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, carried a label with the number 123; no other company could use that number. Manufacturers all over the United States used the Association labels.

Read more about the Mahogany Association.



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