The James M. Taylor & Company Furniture and Accessories, Gallery Relocates to Hampton
By Joyce Corinna
Atlantic News, October 21, 1999
[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]
[Atlantic News Photo by Joyce Corinna]
HAMPTON -- An icon of the Seacoast for eleven years, Janes M. Taylor & Company Furniture and Accessories Gallery has moved its location from Newington to Hampton, due to the sale of the Olde Beane Farm. Proud manufacturers of finely-crafted furniture. Taylor is looking forward to his new 12,000 square-foot location at 75 Lafayette Road (Route 1 opposite the marsh and just south of Route 101 heading towards Hampton Falls.
Taylor's manufacturing facility, James M. Taylor & Company Furniture makers in York. Maine, turns out Shaker and Arts & Craft Mission-style furniture. "The Shaker style is linear, simple and functional," Taylor says. "The woods we use are cherry, birds-eye maple, black walnut and tiger maple. It fits well in many styles of homes. The Arts & Crafts style is based on the Gustave Stickley designs which are more traditional, lighter and airier."In addition to our handmade furniture, we will continue to represent a wide variety of other manufacturers," explains Taylor. The gallery will carry upholstered furnishings by Century, Conover, Taylorsville, Phillips Leather and others.
To name only a sample of the lines Taylor will carry in case goods, there are Early American and Traditional styles by J. L. Trehorn and Dungan Tingely; in French Country, Nalinik hand-painted designs. Taylor will also offer Scandinavian Design. All in all, the diversity is there to suit every costumer's taste.
When asked, Taylor is mildest about his background. He says, "I was in the construction trades, but I always had a strong interest in furniture." After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Taylor built his shop and began his new career in earnest. Se1f-taught and now with eleven years behind him, Taylor's fine craftsmanship is found in libraries, business corporations, monasteries, museums, schools and private homes around the country.
Taylor is quick to point out in his letter to customers informing them of the move that it is because of their support and commitment to the finest in hand crafted furniture that this new gallery is possible. He anticipates that this is going to be a great location.
Despite the fact that the new building is in the throes of construction, Taylor intends to open the doors of the new James M. Taylor & Company Furniture and Accessories Gallery on October 30. The hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Thursday, 9;30 a.m._ to 8 p.m. and Sun, 12–5 p.m. The Newington store will close on October 25.