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Montgomery County furniture makers combined popular and regional styles to create unique furniture.




Unlike today’s imported mass-manufactured furniture, early Montgomery County furniture was more personal in design. In the eighteenth century, English designs dominated Philadelphia, which was the style center of the Mid-Atlantic due to its role in trade and politics. Montgomery County furniture makers used these styles as a template to create their own designs. Many furniture makers also fused elements of local ethnic cultures, such as German and Welsh, to appeal to their customers.