- FAMILY OWNED
AND OPERATED. Three generations
and nearly seventy-five years later, Statton
is still owned and operated by the original founding
family. Personal attention to each order and each piece
of furniture is guaranteed.
- BENCH MADE. Skilled Cabinetmakers
individually bench make each piece of furniture, fitting
each drawer and hanging every door. Their name and reputation
is on each piece of furniture so it had better be done
right or not at all.
- ONE PIECE DRAWER FRONTS. The front
of a chest, especially a tall chest, looks at its best
when color variations in the wood occur from drawer to
drawer rather than from board to board. To achieve this,
every drawer in every pattern is made from a single piece
of cherry and never glued up.
- SMOOTHEST INTERIORS, ONE FINGER OPERATION.
Every drawer is dovetailed, hand fitted and center guided
to ensure one finger operation. Furthermore, a special
drawer coating material is applied to the interiors which
is then hand sanded to ensure the smoothest possible
- SAND CAST SOLID BRASS. All of our
hardware is made of solid brass and much of it is sand
cast for an unmatched weightiness and feel.
- SEVEN COAT FINISH. A twenty-five
step process encompasses seven different coatings of
finish material including water stains which penetrate
deeply into the pores of the wood. The result is a hand
rubbed finish of unparalleled depth and clarity.
- HOT LACQUER PROTECTION. Heating the
lacquer allows us to use a material with the highest
solids content possible, almost half again as much as
a typical kitchen cabinet. This translates into superior
protection for the finish underneath.
- UNIT CONSTRUCTION. More steak and
less sizzle. Rather than apply mouldings and doo-dads
to make cheap furniture look pretty, Statton utilizes
the 18th century concept of unit construction whereby
each component, like building blocks, is an integral
part of the whole.
- SWEAT THE DETAILS. Most lines don't hold up to close
inspection. Look closely at a S T A T T O N and you'll
find crisp hand carved corners, unique and intricately
shaped cornices, belt mouldings, bead mouldings, rails,
stiles, pendants, panels and pediments; in short-detail
after detail after detail.
- OPEN STOCK LINE. Buy a piece of Statton
today and add to it tomorrow-that is the essence of our
line; the fact that unlike a potpourri or a menagerie
of things, one piece compliments another in terms of
styles and finishes.
Statton Furniture Company is one of the
few companies still owned and operated by the original
founding family. Nestled in the foot hills of the Appalachian
Mountains, the company is about seventy miles west of Washington
D.C. Established in 1926 as a small producer of bedroom
furniture, it has been quietly producing distinctive furniture
of uncompromising quality for three generations. The line
has grown to two hundred patterns and exemplifies the best
of 18th century design and craftsmanship available in residential
and commercial furnishings.
Philo Statton, with assistance from his
wife Helen, founded Statton Furniture by the time he was
thirty. He and Helen had developed a strong belief in the
enduring beauty and craftsmanship inherent in traditional
furniture and it was not long before occasional and dining
room pieces were added to the bedroom line. In the thirty's
a new mahogany collection appeared. New and innovative
marketing techniques were developed such as the Statton "Tru-Type" House,
which showcased furniture in attractive room settings for
the first time, complete with accessories, wallpaper, and
Philo and Helen's three children Philip,
Robert and Pamela, began to take a more active role following
World War II. The Company expanded distribution nationwide.
Philip's older son Phil became president in 1961. It was
at this time that Statton experienced significant growth
by focusing on solid 18th century design in cherry and
mahogany. Since then the Company has come to be known throughout
the industry for superior craftsmanship, clean traditional
design, and finishes which excel in clarity and depth.
Today, the third generation is committed
to the principles of quality and value espoused by Philo
Statton in 1926. The effort and care of many people who
make up the Statton family of craftsmen are evident in
every piece of Statton Furniture.