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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Furniture ➔ Plaque

Identifier:
2019.37.11
Description:
This plaque represents Brower Furniture Company and was originally hanging in the law firm of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP. This, along with 14 other company plaques, were hung to show that the law firm represented those companies. 
Date:
1931 – 1977
Materials:
Wood
Source:
Gift of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Makers/Donors
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP was founded in 1931 and is one of the largest law firms in Michigan. The company focuses on all areas of business law. 

Brower Furniture Company
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Originally, makers of chairs "in the white" to match tables and case goods of other local manufacturers, principally Imperial Furniture Co., Grand Rapids Chair Co., and Hekman Furniture Co. Located at Ann St. and Turner Ave., formally the Field Motor Company.

Company History
1919: Company is founded by John M. Brower (son of designer John E. Brower) and the heads of several local firms, to supply them with chairs.
1974: Becomes a division of the Great Wester Group, Inc.
1927: Adds a contract furniture line, for which it manufactured, upholstered, and finished chairs, tables, and companion pieces for retail stores, hotel dining rooms, clubs, school dormitories, and ships.

 

Related Place
Grand Rapids
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