Top 5 Reasons to Buy Traditional Furniture

Today’s furniture buyers have more choices than ever before. With the click of a mouse or a short drive to their brick-and-mortar store, customers can find furniture to suite any taste. Styles ranging from Country to Mid-Century can be delivered to your door in a matter of days! Here are 5 reasons you should consider buying Traditional Furniture.listicletraditionaldiningroomfurniturebaltimore

1. Style– While traditional forms may vary in popularity throughout the years, they never go out of style. That means when you buy classic furniture (think Chippendale and Queen Anne), you won’t “wish you hadn’t” 10 years later. Many of our parents or grandparents had this happen with their choices of Italian or French Provincial, as well as Victorian.
2. Fit– Most homes are tailor-made to handle the style and scale of traditional furniture. Trying to put Mid-Century furniture into a Classic New England Saltbox style home is like …..well, trying to put Mid-Century furniture in a New England Saltbox style home! In addition, there’s nothing more disappointing than getting a new piece of furniture home that just doesn’t fit the size/scale of your home!
3. Luxury– Classic furniture forms have a richness that give a room a sense of elegance, making the space an oasis. Add a piece with inlay or beautiful carving for even more “pop”.henkelharrisbedroom
4. Warmth– While Greys and other “cool” colors come and go, nothing beats the rich warmth and beauty of mahogany and cherry furniture. They’ve been the choice of craftsmen for years. Not only for their initial beauty, but also for the way they develop a rich patina as they age. These pieces make a house a home.
5. Value– Because Traditional furniture never goes out of style, it is readily available on the pre-owned market. Consignments stores, auctions and Craigslist are just a few places to find great Traditional furniture. I prefer the consignment store approach to get expert advice and guidance. But, I’ll admit I’m biased. Finally, people take the best care of their ‘prized possessions’. So, you’re likely to find the highest quality pieces in “like-new” condition and sold at just a fraction of the original price!

Wonderful Baltimore Estate Arrives on Dock, Bringing Smiles to Our Team!

traditionalfurnitureconsignmentOur regular customers are used to seeing (from left to right) Arnold, Alex and Jeremy smile on the job. But, yesterday their grins stretched from ear to ear! That’s because there’s nothing any of them love more than a house full of Lovingly Cared For, High Quality, Name-Brand Furniture! The guys are pictured here in front of some of the Two Truck Loads of Furniture that we just brought in from a Local Baltimore Estate!

We’ve got Henkel Harris, Kittinger (many pieces part of the Colonial Williamsburg line), Baker, Hickory Chair, Kindel and More! Henkel Harris pieces include King and Queen Size Beds, Bonnet Top Highboys, Chests, Dresser, Mirrors, Silver Chest, Fire Screen, Nightstands and More. Also among the lot is a Chest on Chest on Chest from Baker’s Historic Charleston Collection. Lots of Tea Tables and Stands from Henkel Harris and Kittinger to choose from in this group as well. So, don’t delay, come in today to see this great furniture in person.

Last Day to Save with Cornerstone’s Snow Storm Sale!

furnitureconsignmentstoreToday is your last day to Save on Your Favorite Piece of Furniture! Or, choose to have it delivered for free. Which ever you prefer, you’re sure to love the selection of High Quality, Pre-owned Consignment Furniture you’ll find at Cornerstone.

As you can see by the photo, we’re all shoveled out from the Snow Storm of 2016 and ready for your visit. But, don’t delay, this Sale Ends Today at 5pm!

Parking Lot Ready for Customers at Baltimore’s Favorite Furniture Consignment Store!

consignmentfurnitureLike a lot of small businesses in Baltimore, job #1 this week was making sure our Parking Lot was Ready for Customers. While our wonderful landlord, St. John Properties, works diligently to keep our business park operating, the Record Snowfall of 2016 has been hard to clear away. So, rather than sit and wait, the Cornerstone Team jumped into action and started opening up parking places- One at a Time! Here’s a picture of a proud team member, Arnold, reflecting on a job well done.

2016snowstormJob #2 will be Digging Out our Furniture Delivery Truck! As you can see, we’ve got a bit of work ahead. But have no fear, we’ll dig it out and be ready to Resume the Pick Up and Delivery of High Quality Furniture by the time Baltimore’s neighborhoods are ready for us!

Lexington Tommy Bahama Sofa, Chair, Console and More!

baltimorefurnitureconsignmentHere’s some furniture that’s sure to Warm Up the Inside of Your Home on this cold January day! It’s from Lexington’s Tommy Bahama Collection. Pictured here is the Yellow Sofa and Red Occasional Chair. But there are other pieces from the same collection also placed on our sales floor yesterday.

So, don’t let the Winter weather keep you from finding some of Baltimore’s Best Furniture Deals! Visit Cornerstone today to see styles from Formal to Mid Century and just about everything in between. And if you don’t find the perfect piece this time, Join our Want List. We’ll email you a photo, price and measurement when pieces you’re searching for arrive.

Unloading Henkel Harris Dining Room Furniture Yesterday!

consignmentfurniturebaltimorePictured here are Kyle and Arnold stopping to pose in front of some Beautiful Henkel Harris Furniture that they just picked up from a Carroll County Estate. These pieces have been kept in Like-New condition by the original owners who purchased them in the late 1990’s. You can see the Breakfront, Sideboard and two of the six Regency Dining Chairs in the photo. The magnificent Banded-Inlaid Henkel Harris Dining Room Table is not in this picture.

Also not pictured are pieces from Stickley, Statton,PA House and other Fine Furniture Makers that also arrived at the store yesterday. So, don’t let the cold January weather keep you away. Baltimore’s favorite furniture consignment store has deals that will warm you up!

Celebrating the Holidays with Co-Workers and Customers at Baltimore’s Favorite Consignment Store!

baltimorefurnitureconsignment Only Cornerstone can bring in a Truck Load of Wonderful Bedroom Furniture in the morning and still transition the dock area into a Christmas Wonderland by Noon! OK, “Wonderland” may be overstating it just a little. But we were able to cover the work benches enough to provide a great Holiday Lunch for our Cornerstone Family and Friends.While it took many hands to prepare, the Center Piece Ham and Party Planning were all headed up by our Consignment Manager Beth Plein. Beth did a great job making sure everyone who stopped by left full of food and Holiday Cheer!

What’s not pictured is the truck load of bedroom furniture on the opposite side of the workshop. It includes Solid Wood Sets by Ethan Allen and Kling as well as some individual Dressers and Tall Chests. Stop by today to see them or keep an eye on our Just Arrived page and we’ll get them posted as soon as we can.

Henkel Harris, Maitland Smith, Statton, Century and More Unloaded on Our Dock Yesterday!

baltimoreconsignmentstoreAnother busy day at Baltimore’s Favorite Furniture Consignment Store as shown by these pictures. By the end of the day, our dock area was filled with a second truck load of high quality consigned furniture. This first load included Bedroom Furniture from Henkel Harris and Statton. It also held the Maitland Smith Demilune Console Table pictured separately on the front row of our showroom.

baltimorefurniturestoreIf the Holiday Wish List involves getting your home ready for overnight guests and entertaining, it’s not to late! That’s because Cornerstone has a 9,000 square foot store filled with Beautiful Used Furniture that Looks Like New and is Ready to Take Home Today! Better still, get your loved one a Christmas Gift that they’ll cherish for years to come. Splurge on a High Quality Piece of Furniture that’s also a Great Value. Now that’s using your Holiday Budget Wisely!

It’s Not to Late to Furnish Your Home for Thanksgiving Guests!

modernfurnitureconsignmentPictures Don’t Lie, and these pictures taken today of our Baltimore Consignment Store Showroom Floor show a great selection of Traditional and Modern Furniture ready to be purchased and Taken Home Today! That’s right, It’s not to late to have new furniture for Thanksgiving! Whether you need to update your Dining Room with Formal / Traditional Pieces, or just update the more Casual Styles in Your Home, Cornerstone has you covered.

traditionaldiningroomfurnitureStop by this weekend to pick out your items and we’ll be able to get most things Delivered before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Bring your SUV or Truck and our capable staff will load the pieces for you. Bribing your neighbor to help unload at your home is on you! So, don’t let another Holiday come and go with furniture that lets you down. Come to Cornerstone and see just how far your furniture dollar goes!

Potthast Dining Room Furniture and More Arriving on Our Dock Yesterday!

baltimoreconsignmentfurnitureBusy, Busy, Busy! We got everyone involved unloading one of our trucks Full of Potthast Dining Room Furniture and More! That’s our Store Manager, Alex, in the middle with Bill and Arnold on each side. Our regular customers know all three of these fellows. And while they’re always busy filling Baltimore’s Favorite Furniture Consignment Store with Great Estate Pieces, they’re never to busy to stop and help a customer.

Look closely at the picture to see Mahogany Inlaid Sideboards and Servers along with Solid Mahogany Dining Chairs and Tables. These Cabinet-Made pieces are from Baltimore’s Premier Furniture Maker of the last Century. Potthast Brothers Furniture Company filled both Washington DC and Baltimore’s Finest Homes with Heirloom Quality Furniture that still impresses today. Come see why Cornerstone is the areas Biggest and Best Consignment Store by visiting us today!