Century Furniture is one of the world's largest private high end furniture manufacturers. The company's history dates back to 75 years ago, when founder Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. established Century Furniture selling local furniture pieces.
Based on my research, Century Furniture has a solid reputation and is a very good option for customers with a higher budget for leather furniture. The leathers and woods used are high quality and each piece of furniture is hand made in their North Carolina based manufacturing facilities. Note that the company's parent, Rock House Farms Family also owns one of its closest competitors, Hancock & Moore.
Century Furniture was also named to our list of the Top Overall Leather Furniture Brands.
In this piece, I dive deeper into the Century Furniture company, providing more information on their leather furniture and whether consumers should consider it for purchase.
If you have any experience with Century Furniture, please leave a comment below or feel free to email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a history dating back over 75 years, Century Furniture is today one of the oldest US based leather furniture manufacturers. Its hand-crafted furniture comes at a premium price point, however, the quality is near the top of the pack in comparison to other domestic furniture manufacturers.
What's The Background Of Century Furniture?
Century Furniture got its start back in 1947 when its founder, Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr, launched the company, starting with the resale of furniture from local manufacturers. He soon started building his own furniture out of a manufacturing plant in Hickory, North Carolina, quickly establishing itself as a leader in furniture design and quality craftsmanship.
In 2013, several members of the Shuford family formed the Rock House Farm Family of Brands, later acquiring several other furniture companies, including Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles, Randall Allen and Cabot Wrenn along with their manufacturing facilities.
Is Century Furniture Legit?
Century Furniture has been in business now for over 75 years, with its leather operations in existence since 1987. They are a part of the Rock House Farm Family of Brands, which owns other top furniture US based manufacturers such as Hancock & Moore.
Century Furniture is sold through authorized retailers, however they do sell some closeout furniture on their website. Even in examining their closeout furniture, we can see that Century's pieces are certainly at a much higher price point versus other US based domestic furniture manufacturers.
Where Does Century Make Its Furniture?
Century Furniture makes the majority of its leather furniture in its Hickory, North Carolina manufacturing facility. Here's a great example of Century's high quality craftsmanship, a worker tying strings on a sofa, using an eight-way hand tied spring system.
What's The Quality Of Century Furniture Leather Sofas?
Century provides two differing price points for its leather furniture - Century Signature is their premium higher-end line, which uses hardwoods for frame construction, whereas Century Cornerstone (also known as Leatherstone) uses plywood materials for its frame construction. The Century Leatherstone products are highly customizable, offering customers with a lower price point versus the more expensive Signature line.
Century Furniture vs Hancock & Moore - Which Is Better?
Hancock & Moore and Century Furniture are both owned by the same company - Rock House Farm Family of Brands, although each company still operates independent from one another (however, I'd be shocked if they didn't share trade secrets).
Both are excellent options and Century's Signature line, which uses higher end materials, would be mostly comparable with Hancock & Moore. And both tend to be at an above average price point, however in my mind, the premium is well worth the quality in materials and craftsmanship.
What Do Customers Say About Century Furniture?
I couldn't find many reviews online for Century Furniture. This is usually a very good sign, as most consumers don't go online to say how much they love a sofa, but instead are quite willing to go online and bash a company over a bad experience. In our discussions with a few Century customers, we also have heard little in the form of complaints, but notably most are pretty happy with their purchases.
What Sort Of Warranty Does Century Furniture Offer?
Century offers a 1-year warranty on leather upholstered furniture, and covers any defects, excessive ripping or tearing. This is actually good coverage, as most leather manufacturers do not have any sort of warranty on the leather itself.
Century also warrants unaltered (not recovered) upholstery frames and springs for ten (10) years when put to ordinary residential use.
Do you have any experience with a Century leather sofa, good or bad?
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