Lauries Furniture Collection
In the Laurie Collection we offer a range of the Finest Handcrafted furniture inspired by the great English furniture designers of the 18th and 19th century. The time and skill invested in each piece with the same meticulous attention to detail employed by cabinetmakers centuries ago make it a precious commodity to be enjoyed for generations to come. Working with solid wood such as Mahogany and Burr Walnut veneers, each piece is created using time-honoured carving techniques and intricate inlaid veneers
E W Rich Collection
Ernest William Rich founded E.W. Rich Furniture in 1941, during the depressed years of the Second World War. His father was a skilled furniture craftsman who emigrated from England in 1912 and some years later set up his own furniture making business in Christchurch. Ernest as a young man worked with his father in this business for some years, learning and perfecting his craft, before branching out on his own in 1941. Ernest followed in his father’s footsteps and built a business with a reputation for quality, fine handcrafted furniture - both the business and his furniture have lasted generations with his daughter and son-in-law taking over the business in 1986.
Laurie’s Furniture in late 2004 acquired The E.W. Rich Furniture Collection, the reputation of E.W. Rich Furniture for high quality fine furniture is deserved today as ever.
Stephen Laurie has an outstanding reputation for his Fine New Zealand Made English Traditional Heritage Designs; Handcrafted & Hand carved in his purpose built workshop in Clarkville, North Canterbury.