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Scarborough House: Timeless Luxury, Hand-Crafted Quality, Designer Details

Family-owned luxury brand Scarborough House offers hand-crafted English reproduction furnishings of heirloom quality, exquisite detail and timeless design.

Our assortment of stunning styles ranges from formal 18th Century reproductions of renowned English cabinetmakers to casual hand-planed designs with a European farmhouse flair, to our modern mix collection that updates classical forms using exotic veneers and tactile materials like shells, stone, metals and paint on glass.

An Englishman’s Discerning Eye

Englishman Jonathan Buxton, who studied antique reproduction design in Oxfordshire, UK, founded Scarborough House in 1996 at the age of 26, after serving for eight years as the director of wood furniture for upscale maker Maitland-Smith.

The U.S. headquarters, showroom and warehouse for Scarborough House are based in High Point, NC, the furniture capital of the world. Jonathan travels internationally to personally hand-select veneers for their distinct beauty and characteristics. Our team utilizes a veneer preparation process that enables Scarborough House to use the finest crotch mahogany and burls, giving you a piece of heirloom quality that will endure and gracefully age over generations to come.

Our line is hand-crafted in Cebu, a global center for high-end luxury furniture manufacturing. Jonathan is onsite almost daily to ensure that the company’s superb quality standards are consistently achieved.

Bench-Made Workmanship and Artistic Quality

The consistency, depth and clarity of our carvings and finishes have become rare in today’s market of mass-produced products. Evident in every piece of Scarborough House furniture is intricate attention to the smallest details, whether a piece of hardware, hand-painted flower or leaf, carving or intricate inlays done by hand.

Because each piece is skillfully bench-made and crafted by hand, rather than on an assembly line, Scarborough House furnishings look richer, exude quality and exhibit a detail and depth of finish than can’t be achieved on a mass production line. Indeed, our pieces take on an artistic quality, as all details are done by hand – from the carving, veneering, marquetry inlay and chinoiserie to tooled gold leafing and casting.

Scarborough House furnishings achieve the highest quality standards, including solid oak drawer construction with dovetail joinery in front and rear, along with stained back panels and solid brass hardware and embellishments. Cabinets with glass doors feature individually hand-cut, glazed and puttied panes of glass, as well as, three way touch lighting.

Adhering to all traditional methods of English construction, our dedicated craftsmen use a variety of the finest and most beautiful woods and veneers, including Mahogany, Myrtle, Walnut, Alder, Rosewood, Birds Eye, Makasser Ebony, Mozambique and Anegre.

Custom-made Hardware in Our Own Foundry

Not only is Scarborough House exceptional in offering bench-made furniture; we also custom produce our hardware and brass embellishments in our own foundry. Utilizing a rare technique called “Lost Wax,” all our brass parts are made in house, allowing us to customize hardware exactly to the proportion of the piece, perfectly complementing the item and achieving jewelry-like detail.

Attentive Customer Service Driven by Relationships

 As a family-owned company, Scarborough House is driven by relationships. We aspire to build and nurture partnerships. Offering customized solutions and attentive service, we have the flexibility and creativity to respond to your needs and solve problems.

Offering timeless design to be enjoyed for a lifetime, the value of Scarborough House is found in our quality, craftsmanship and personal service.