Info on Albert Furniture Co./Deco furniture hardware : LUSENET : Art Deco Society of Washington : One Thread

Am looking for information on/availability of Albert Furniture Co., of Shelbyville, Ind. They made furniture in what I believe was called "Waterfall" style. Am also interested in hardware for deco furniture.

-- michael e. panozzo (, January 25, 2001


Michael... I am in the same boat as you but you have been there longer. I have been trying to find info about Albert Furniture Co. of Shelbyville, Ind. Have you had any luck?? If so would you please pass your info on to me? My father has a Dinet Set that was made before 1940. I would like to find some info on this furniture. Look forward from hearing from you---thanks Danny

-- Danny Martin (, May 27, 2001.

I am also looking for info on Albert Furniture Co. found a lady's dressing table in a house we purchased. I have contacted Appraisers from the Antiques roadshow and they cannot or will not help. I have written to the Secretary of State and have gotten no reply on when this business may have operated. Just got an e-mail from Mayors office advising to contact Grover Musuem. Somebody out there must know something to help us.

-- susan Johnson (, January 22, 2002.

I am with all of you. I have a china hutch and a vanity that I know nothing about, other than it is waterfall.

-- Christine Matthews (, February 25, 2002.

I am also looking for information on the Albert Furniture Company. I have a dinette set as well. If anyone comes up with anything, please pass it on and I will do the same from my end. Thanks,

-- michelle marsh (, March 23, 2002.

I am also looking for information on the Albert Furniture Co. I have a sideboard made by this company and am looking for information and the value of this piece.

-- Bob Reece (, September 18, 2002.

Just bought an old mahogany china cabinet manufactured by Albert Furniture Co, Shelbyville, Indiana. The label also says "made for Storn & Co, Pittsburgh, PA. Have no idea if this will help. I, too, am looking for more info. Will let you know if I find anything.

-- Maxine Goldberg (, October 10, 2002.


-- rachel harding (, October 26, 2002.

I purchased a complete 1930's waterfall bedroom set a few years ago in Chicago, IL - from the grandchildren of the original owner. I have attempted for several years to obtain a value - no luck. However, any antique appraiser I've had look at it agree the best price you'd get would be from east coast. If you watch "Friends" closely on tv - there is a waterfall dresser in the apartment seen from across the couch. Maybe someone with ties to the set designers for the show could help.

-- l holzapfel (, October 28, 2002.

mike, i recently purchased a bedroom set made by Albert Furniture, Shelbyville, Ind. my set however, looks like it was made anywhere between the 50's-70's. i can't tell. anyways, waterfall was popular in the 30's mostly. have you heard anything more? i get the feeling that Albert may no longer be in business.

-- otilia (, November 27, 2002.

I have a dining room set from the Albert Furnitur Co. It was my grandparents. I beleive they bought in the eary 1900's. I have searched everywhere. The reason I am trying to find out more is I need two chairs to complete the set. So if anyone reads this and has chairs please contact and we could if it is from the same set.

-- Andy Kapitan (, December 30, 2002.

Since I live in Indiana, a couple hour drive from Shelbyville, perhaps I can offer a helping hand. Here is the contact information for those of you who would like to contact the Grover Museum in Shelbyville and see if they have any Albert Furniture Co. information that will help you.

Louis H. & Lena Firn Grover Museum (history museum) 52 W. Broadway Shelbyville, IN director/curator, June Barnett, 317-392-4634 Email: Hours: F-Su 1-4 or by appt

-- Barbara Crandall (, January 07, 2003.

we contacted the historical society where albert's furniture was located. this is ALL the info they have on "ALBERT'S FURNITURE"

"Albert Furniture Co. - Business started by a Mr. Root and Albert Kahn about 1900. Became the Albert Furniture Co. in 1912. Company was forced into receivership in 1957. Made bedroom and dining room furniture." I remember the company because my step grandfather was the watch man there and we kids would go over and go on his rounds with him when the factory was closed on the weekends. Wish I had more information but this is all that was in my files. Junne Barnett Grover Museum

we hope this helps someone.

we recently sold a alberts furniture buffet on ebay

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-- biggbill on ebay (, January 19, 2003.

Try contacting the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library Genealogy/Local History Room: (317) 398-8144 57 W Broadway Shelbyville, IN 46176

-- MLBruns (, March 21, 2003.

we, too have recently purchased a bedroom set at a furniture consignment store in burlingame, california. it was from an elderly woman's estate, and we were told it probably was manufactured sometime in the is an art deco"ish" set with a dresser, highboy and two nightstands with polished brass hardware on the drawers. excellent joinery, solid wood construction. clearly quality furniture. would love any info too on the history, value, etc.

-- mark hudson (, May 04, 2003.

I have a 1930's waterfall bedroom set in mint condition. I recently had it appraised at 1,200.00 dollars. It contains 2 night stands headboard, a high boy, vanity with mirror and chair, also a dresser with a mirror it is also has beautiful inlay down on the sides of each piece. I hope this helps you out.

-- Desiree Smith (, May 16, 2003.

Perhaps this website will help everyone.

-- Sandy Bean (, August 18, 2003.

i have a dinning room set from albert furniture a buffet, china cabinet, table with extender built in with 6 chairs one of them a captain's chair. i have the mutiple colored woods. per the lable it was shipped to a Rosinberg in new orleans,la. i purchased it in an antique shop along the mississippi river in iowa. i am also looking for more info on this furniture. patti

-- patricia iwanski (, September 14, 2003.

I found this thread via Google. The last response was dated 9/03. I was wondering whether anyone has discovered any other information about the Albert Furniture Company. I recently was given a 4-drawer chest (marked #830); according to a label on the back of the chest, it was shipped to Alfred Furniture in Long Beach, CA. The style of the chest looks somewhat like Danish Modern. It doesn't have any metal hardware -- the drawer pulls are covered in leather or leather- ette material. Any information on Albert Furniture would be very much appreciated!

-- Linda Telkowski (, July 19, 2004.

I just had a 1930's waterfall dining room set appraised here in the EastCoast and the appraiser can be reached at and he knew exactly what it was, who made it, the value, etc., here on the east coast he said it has practically no value but in California it's highly collectible. So hope this helps. I also have a bed and dressers if anyone is interested.

-- Mary McCormick (, September 25, 2004.

This is for Mary Mccormick. I tried to e-mail you about your waterfall furniture, but the e-mail didn't go through. I am looking for a waterfall dresser and would love to see pictures of your items. If you read this, please e-mail me some photos of your waterfall furniture that you are selling.

Thanks in advance, Jordan

-- Jordan Everglade (, November 10, 2004.

I recently purchased a waterfall dresser and chifferobe made by Albert Furniture Co. Am interested in selling both. I can be reached at 1-618-931-6219. Make Offer !

-- David Pruitt (, November 11, 2004.

I also have a china hutch that has the old beviled glass and i was told it was watterfall glass and it hasent been made since the 30's it has real gold melted through the side pices of glass as well i can not find any info it has the name Albert furniture co. burned on the bottom of the hutch so i know it belongs to the same group you all alre looking for as well please if any one knowes anything i need to know...this was my great great grandmothers

-- Tina Larsen (, December 01, 2004.

I will see what I can dig up. I live in Shelbyville. My grandfather worked at Albert as a foreman for several years. I have a bedroom suite that was originally blonde. It was very sturdy furniture. I believe the factory burned sometime in the fifties. There were a number of different furniture manufacturers in the city. A handful still survive.

-- Steve Frazee (, December 06, 2004.

I also am looking for information on the bedroom set I recently bought at a thrift store. An antique dealer told me she thought it was waterfall. Its mahogany and has bakalite and brass handles I've seen no markings.Does this sound like Albert Furniture Co.?

-- deloris krass (, February 25, 2005.

All the Albert furniture I have and have seen is brass-plated hardware of varying types. That is not to say it isn't Albert though. I am no expert though. You may look on the bottom of anydrawers of the back of the piece for a large 'Albert' stamp.

-- Steve Frazee (, March 11, 2005.

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