Established in 1880 by Achille Brunschwig, Brunschwig & Fils began as a tapestry-weaving mill in Aubusson, France. In the early 20th century, the firm expanded its collection to include printed and woven silks and cottons from the finest European mills. By 1925, under the direction of Achille’s son, Captain Roger Brunschwig, the company had opened showrooms in New York and other American cities.
When Roger's wife, Zelina, joined the firm as a successful interior designer and stylist, the company broadened its product base to include wallpapers and trimmings. Zelina also continued to enrich the company's extraordinary archive of antique textiles, wallpapers and trims, and collaborated with museums and restoration projects around the world to document and reproduce historic fabrics. Today, the firm offers more than 20,000 fabrics and 1,200 wallcoverings, ranging from fine documentary reproductions to striking contemporary designs.
In 1993, Brunschwig & Fils and Mount Vernon introduced The Mount Vernon Collection. The collection consists of fabrics and wallpapers based on the original furnishings and collections at Mount Vernon. Brunschwig’s products are available only through a decorator.
Durham Furniture has been a leading North American furniture manufacturer since 1899. Today the company has a network of more than 600 retail accounts throughout the United States and Canada. Using a combination of traditional construction techniques such as mortised joints and dovetailed drawers, and modern innovations such as a fully dust-proof finish, Durham’s solid wood furniture is designed to endure.
Durham has partnered with Mount Vernon to produce a comprehensive line of informal bedroom furniture. The first collection of bedroom pieces feature a distressed wood finish, and draws inspiration from the architectural elements of the Mansion and grounds at Mount Vernon, as well as pieces owned by George and Martha Washington and their descendants.
In their uncompromising search to find the highest quality paints available, Fine Paints of Europe focused on paints from the birthplace of the paint industry in Holland. These Dutch paints do not use water, extenders or other filler to enrich their product; rather, they use pigments and oils that ensure an intensity of color and longevity of finish.
The Mount Vernon Estate of Colours carries on the wonderfully rich legacy of color of Mount Vernon, the beloved historic home of George and Martha Washington. Inspired by the past, these vivid and eloquent hues are as relevant today as they were in Washington's time. Mount Vernon is pleased to partner with Fine Paints of Europe to showcase these colors for American homes.
Friedman Brothers is the oldest and most prestigious manufacturer of handcrafted decorative wall art in the United States. The company has been family owned and operated for over 100 years, spending much of that history perfecting the art of decorative mirrors, sconces, cornices, brackets, consoles, and window treatments. The company was founded by two brothers who emigrated from England in 1903. They brought with them an outstanding talent for old-world elegant design and the skilled crafts of wood carving and finishing, with special emphasis on Old World gold leafing. Friedman Brothers products are found in some of the most prestigious locations around the World, including the halls of The Vatican and The White House.
Mount Vernon and Friedman Brothers have together created a collection of fine, decorative mirrors inspired by those found in the home of George Washington.
Harden Furniture, founded in 1844, is North America’s oldest manufacturer of residential and commercial furnishings. The company is located in McConnellsville, New York and is today owned and managed by the fifth generation of the founding Harden family. A family-owned and operated furniture company started in 1844; Harden Furniture has a legacy of fine furniture making deeply rooted in American craftsmanship, quality and tradition.
By designing top quality furnishings in solid wood, we strive to create the ultimate in comfort for your home and family. With certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Harden again testifies to its ongoing commitment to the environment. Owning more than 10,000 acres of managed woodlots, long-term sustainable forestry is the focal point of the company’s healthy status.