Excerpt from Stanley Official Website:
Stanley Furniture was founded in 1924 by Thomas B. Stanley, a farmer-turned-industrialist, who later became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1957, as Governor, he hosted Queen Elizabeth at his home on Her Royal Visit celebrating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
Like most manufacturing companies started in the early part of the 20th century, Stanley was founded on humble beginnings as the Industrial Revolution swept through the South and workers moved from farm to factory. With them, they brought the skills, work ethic and craftsmanship requisite to building a company that places integrity above all else.
Today, we distinguish the Stanley Furniture brand through a bolstered commitment to design leadership and craftsmanship. We are specialists with a 90-year history of building exceptional wood furniture. We honor that tradition every day with our pledge to deliver striking designs, artisan finishes and superior quality as we strive to exceed our customers expectations.