The Story of Furniture

Furniture History is a fascinating subject. Learning about furniture evolution gives you a vital understanding of how the craftsmanship of furniture began. From the earliest of times, man has invented things to make his life easier. The range of styles of furniture grew with the increased knowledge of the craftsmen as new materials and techniques became available, overseas trade and the economic conditions of the country. Furniture range was also dictated by the ruling monarch of the country and the conditions of the era. All those interesting facts about furniture will be described in a new rubric at FurnitureCart Blog.

The story of furniture is closely connected with the story of man. No one knows just when the first furniture was made. It probably came into being when primitive man found that his bed of leaves was more comfortable if he lifted it off the earth with sticks and logs. After the comfort and the usefulness of furniture were proven to him, primitive man began decorating his furniture with carvings, paintings, and inlaid patterns of various kinds. These decorations were not only for his own pleasure and the admiration of others, but also to glorify the gods he worshipped.

In the early civilizations, man spent a great deal of time and effort in creating and decorating his places of worship. He built altars on which he made sacrifices to his gods. From these raised altars he developed tables for his own use.

The growth of man’s ideas and interests can be traced throughout the history of furniture. In the decoration of Egyptian furniture, of which we have a clear record from about 4000 B. C., we find symbols of conquest and personal achievement.

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The conquering Romans borrowed and adapted furniture forms freely among the tribes and countries of their enemies.

In the ornamentation of Greek furniture, we see evidence of the Greek love of beautiful lines and regular form.

Family life in the Early Middle Ages was perilous. There was little development of furniture forms. For nearly a thousand years, furniture was built only for the great Byzantine and Romanesque churches. During the Renaissance, the duties of a ruler toward his people and the rights of private property were recognized. Along with this new security for the family, a rich era in home furnishings developed. The talents and efforts of the greatest artists and craftsmen went into the making of Renaissance furniture. The beauty of the furniture of this period has never been excelled by craftsmen of modern times.

As the lot of the common man improved through political and economic changes, and also through discoveries and inventions, the refinements of home furnishings were developed as well. When England developed a more democratic form of government during the 1600’s and 1700’s, the furniture of those periods showed new ideas in beauty, comfort, and usefulness.

Changes in furniture styles are continuing along with changes in society. But in each new development of furniture form, there still linger traces of its heritage from the past. And in following the developments of various furniture forms of the Egyptians to the present day, a record is unfolded of man’s beliefs, needs, customs, and vanities.

To be continued…

Memorial Day Furniture Sale! Save on Ashley Furniture, Coaster, Homelegance and more

Whether you’re decorating an entire room or simply adding an accent piece to your decor, FurnitureCart has something to suit every room and style. You will find sectionals, sofa sets, bedroom groups, dining sets and more on sale this Memorial Day Weekend! We have partnered with some of the leading manufacturers in the country such as Ashley Furniture, AICO Furniture, Coaster, Homelegance, Steve Silver Furniture or Surya just to name a few.
During the Memorial Day Weekend FurnitureCart is having a massive furniture inventory sell-off!

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Memorial Day Furniture Sale!

Whether you’re decorating an entire room or simply adding an accent piece to your decor, FurnitureCart has something to suit every room and style. Shop at during our Memorial Day Furniture Sale and find special deals on numerous living room, dining room, bedroom, kid’s room and home office furniture categories. Shop our furniture selection with the comfort of your own home, avoiding crowds, long lines and heat!

Brookfield Bar by Pulaski Whitesburg Dining Room Set by Ashley Luke Ice Gray Living Room by Ashley Larimer Bedroom Set by Ashley

During the Memorial Day Weekend is having a massive furniture inventory sell-off.
Our furniture sale begins Saturday, May 25, 2013 and will run through Monday, May 27, 2013!

Luke Ice Gray Living Room Set by Ashley Furniture
The Luke offers thick block padded arms along with the rich Euro Contemporary design of the sleek bench seating and double needle stitched details to create a stylish and comfortable addition to any home’s decor. Leather Plus upholstery features top-grain leather in the seating areas with skillfully matched DuraBlend upholstery everywhere else.

Larimer Bedroom Set by Millenium
The Larimer Bedroom Collection by Millennium by Ashley Furniture features fabric upholstered headboards adorned with button tufting details along with the function of a storage footboard with dark espresso finish flowing beautifully over the birch veneers and Asian hardwoods.

Whitesburg Dining Room Set by Signature Design

The Whitesburg Dining Room Set by Ashley Furniture creates an inviting cottage retreat within the decor of any dining room. The cottage style of this dining collection is just the thing you need to create an inviting space for meals and more with family and friends.

Not quite the furniture you need? Browse our most popular collections to choose yours. Shop securely, easily, and conveniently from our online gallery or call (302) 265-3830 to order by phone or discuss your questions.

Mother’s Day Furniture Sale: Create the Perfect Space for Mom!

Mothers Day Furniture Sale

With the Mother’s Day approaching, FurnitureCart works on gift  ideas for this special day, because every Mom deserves a place that’s all her own for taking care of her favorite things and taking time out, but its not always easy to achieve, especially if your budget and room space is limited.  Luckily, small spaces can be cozier and easier to keep private than big ones! The key point is to plan it around your needs, whether it’s a place for watching TV, work, meet with friends, or  just relax.
Keep these 3 things in mind when planning your personal space:

Make it comfy. A small sectional or sofa is ideal for Mom’s private space, but if you don’t have enough room, use a chaise longue or chair with ottoman instead. Consider the following items: Levon Charcoal Accent ChairKinning Showood Accent Chair, or Yvette – Steel Accent Chair.

Chairs from FurnitureCart

Make it pretty. This is your space, so let it reflect your tastes and preferences, even if they eccentric or girlish! Add cozy lamps, a bowl filled with favorite snacks or candy, a pretty throw, drapes and of course, your favorite colors! Escape for a quiet meal or uninterrupted project work with these table and chair sets from FurnitureCart: Whitesburg Round Dinette from Ashley Furniture, Dandelion Dinette from Homelegance, Heritage Dining Room Set by Steve Silver, Apollo Dinette by Standard Furniture or Virgo White Dinette by Cramco Furniture. Use these sets to create a perfect space for a quiet afternoon tea…or happy hour!

Dinettes at FurnitureCart

Make it efficient and self sufficient. Whether you plan to work on a computer or hobby, choose a desk or workstation with storage for books, collectibles, craft supplies, a private stash of food, favorite boxes of teas, etc. Here is some desks you might like: Gramercy Park Desk, Bella White Desk, Crest Home Office Desk by Coaster Furniture, or Brown Cherry Traditional Desk.

Home Office DesksCreate a perfect space, take a break from your normal routine and do whatever makes you happy on Mother’s Day!

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Best Selling Designs: Ellington Bedroom Collection by Vaughan Bassett Furniture

The charm of the Ellington Bedroom Collection by Vaughan Basset Furniture is as beautiful as it is versatile. This collection of bedroom essentials will help turn your house into a home, no matter your region and style setting. Each piece in the collection is skillfully crafted from cherry veneers and hardwood solids in North America. Beautiful  finishes enhance the comfortable character of each piece, making it a perfect choice whether in an urban renovation or a rustic rural environment.


For your bed, choose from Merlot or Cherry finish, Sleigh Bed or Garden Panel Bed with X detail. Also, a more contemporary Storage Bed is available with either garden or sleigh headboard. The nightstand features an electronic storage compartment making it both utilitarian and stylish. Bedroom pieces offer ample storage space and fine details with turned wood feet, felt lined top drawers, and fully-finished, snag-free drawer interiors with birch construction.


In contrast to Merlot and Cherry finish, the Ellington White Collection brightly and cleanly emphasizes a transitional style accented with both traditional and modern themes that will lighten your bedroom.


At FurnitureCart, you’re guaranteed to find all the bedroom furniture you’ll need to complete your space. Our bedroom sets come in a variety of styles to perfectly fit your space. If you’re looking for a whole new bedroom or just searching for that perfect bed, you’ll find it at

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President’s Day Furniture Sale

Presidents’ Day brings a long weekend and some great deals on home furnishings. We at Furniture Cart have lots of beautiful furniture and home accessories pieces specially discounted and NO SALES TAX on everything in the store. Browse our selection of contemporary and traditional furnishings to find the perfect addition to your home. It’s almost time for spring cleaning and if you add a funky new piece from our furniture sale to your home, it is sure to motivate your best spring clean ever!

President's Day Furniture Sale

Picking up some new furniture is clearly the best way to celebrate and honor President’s Day and George Washington. Picking up some new furniture is clearly the best way to celebrate and honor President’s Day and George Washington. When we think about our Presidents we probably never think about the furniture that has kept them company during their Presidency. At Furniture Cart we are really into our furniture, we carefully select and offer to our customers brand name furniture manufacturers with the best in home furnishings, so here are some fun Presidential furniture facts: The Oval Office in the white House is the official office of the President of the Unites States and it has been redecorated to each new President’s taste. A new administration usually selects an oval carpet, new curtains, the wall art, and some furniture for the office. One piece that has been somewhat of a permanent fixture in the oval office is the Resolute Desk. The Resolute Desk is a large partner’s desk that is one of five desks ever used in the Oval Office.President's Day furniture Sale

Remember these sales only last a few days, so click through our main categories to start shopping!

Valentine’s Day Furniture Sale 2013

For those of you out there who are not to big on romance, let me remind you: Valentine’s Day is this Thursday. It may seem like it’s too late to think of something creative but you can always find a way. We at Furniture Cart offer special savings for Valentine’s Day. Everything is on sale at Furniture Cart, save 10% on your new living room set, get a new traditional or contemporary bedroom with ten off from already low prices, upgrade your dining room set or kitchen set. Follow your heart, possibilities are endless.Valentine's Day Furniture SaleDo you live or shipping to Pennsylvania (PA), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Delaware (DE), Maryland (MD), Washington (DC), and Virginia (VA). We have a special offer for you.Valentine's Day Home Decor SpecialsWe offer best Valentine’s Day deals and coupons on all your home furnishings purchases. Shop furniture, home decor, rugs, accessories on-line, and don’t leave your Valentine in the dust!

Save Big this Columbus Day Weekend Sale! Ashley Furniture Sale at!

It’s hard to believe fall is already here! With fall comes many things – football, pumpkins, fall foliage, and perhaps most importantly, FurnitureCart’s Columbus Day furniture sale! We have partnered with some of the leading manufacturers in the country such as, Ashley Furniture, AICO Furniture, Coaster, Homelegance, Pulaski, Magnussen and Intercon just to name a few to provide you with the quality you want and the value you deserve from the brands you trust.

During the Columbus Day Weekend is having a massive furniture inventory sell-off. Our furniture sale begins Saturday, October 6, 2012 and will run through Monday, October 8, 2012!

To Receive 10% OFF on all orders over $1700
Use promo code COLUMBUS during the checkout process.

Coupon can not be applied to previous purchases.

FurnitureCart is no ordinary furniture store. It’s a whole new world of choice for your home. Whether you’re looking for living room sets, bedroom sets, dining groups or kid’s furniture you’ve come to the right place. Get yourself a brand new bed  or treat yourself to a great sectional and make your house a home with!

In all seriousness, this is the time of year for furniture deals and you should take advantage of them. We are happy to offer these discounts along with our Free Shipping and No Tax option for all furniture!

Whitesburg Collection by Ashley Furniture: Cottage Style Charm in your Dining Room

The Whitesburg Dining Collection by Ashley Furniture combines rustic, cottage like influences with traditional and well built design styles to create a gorgeous, two tone collection of dining room furniture that will create an inviting space for meals and more with family and friends. The two-tone finish of the pieces combines a burnished brown with cottage white paint finish. Made of select birch veneers and hardwood solids, you will have a great set for your home with your choice of chairs along with the round dining table or the unique rectangular extension table that expands to up to 100 inches long to seat up to 10 diners with two leaves.

You will be able to provide friends and family with true country hospitality with this unique Whitesburg Extension Dining Room Set. It offers two leaves that allow it to extend to up to 100 inches long with room to seat 10! Without leaves, the table is 64 inches long and comfortably seats six people. With one of the 18-inch leaves added, the table is 82 inches long and seats eight. With both of the leaves added to the table it is spacious enough for large parties and holidays.

The styling of Whitesburg Round Dinette is a perfect choice for your casual dining space in an eat-in kitchen or breakfast nook. This table set will become a place you will love to gather for meals with family and guests or to have a cup of coffee in the morning.

You can also recreate the look of classic farmhouse style with Whitesburg Server. It offers divine cottage styling with its two-tone finish and offers style with its versatile storage. It includes a spacious breakfront top, two side doors and two center lined doors with bin pull hardware. Antique bronze color hardware and tapered legs complete the look of this useful sever for your dining room.

Bring comfort and a quaint polish to your home with Dining Room Sets available at

The Whitesburg Collection by Ashley Furniture is a great option if you are looking for Cottage furniture in the New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York and Philadelphia area.

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Home Furniture Industry News from FurnitureCart

FurnitureCart’s Marketing and Category Management team is back from sunny and fun Las Vegas! Monday through Friday, our team was at the Las Vegas Furniture Market in Nevada, scoping out furniture and casegoods from all around the world. We had a lot of meetings with existing suppliers to talk about how business is going, what new products they’re bringing out, what they see in the market, the trends. We also met with new people we’ve wanted to get on board with, that have unique products.

We consider ourselves very lucky to not only be buyers for this annual show but also to work with some really incredible companies such as AICO Furniture, Pulaski Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Coaster and Ashley Furniture.

Latest Las Vegas Furniture Market News:

Ashley Furniture is continuing to reach out to younger consumers and contemporary furniture buyers with its Bardini Collection. Bardini is the trademarked name for the contemporary case goods and upholstery line Ashley introduced last year under the name New Millennium. The company also is expanding the product line here with 12 new fabric and leather upholstery groups and five new dining rooms. The Bardini pieces cross a spectrum of price points, with dresser, mirror, bed combinations selling from $599 to $1,999.

Standard Furniture is introducing Design Your Dine, a program that offers a wide range of SKUs in the dining category. It aims to give consumers enough choice to personalize spaces and make their rooms work smarter. The new pieces have clean-lined transitional styling and are made of solid hardwood and durable wood products.

At Klaussner, Len Burke, vice president of marketing, said sales continue to be strong in sofa-sleepers and also in sectionals and domestic upholstery. They also seeing a lot of interest in recliners with power motion and mentioned that buyers are looking for traditional comfort but modern design.

At AICO Furniture, casual traditional style is interpreted in a freestanding upholstery line, as well as in the Lavelle collection, with nods to French Country style. AICO, also offering leather and fabric combinations in upholstery. Sectionals continue to be strong, and some of the style interpretations include streamlined designs, oversized profiles and nail head or fringe embellishments.

Many vendors also report strong and increasing interest in smaller-scale furnishings. Singles, young professionals and smaller urban residential spaces are driving the category. Primary upholstery trends for the market are color-saturated leather and fabric, bright whites and mineral neutrals, power motion recliners with streamlined profiles, and made in America fabrics.

As for colors, orange continues to be a very popular color in home decor, especially in accessories. Blue-greens of all shades continue to be fashionable – from teal to turquoise, aqua to aquamarine – and everything in between.