MBTC is dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Massachusetts
and the quality of the products originating here. We have carefully
selected a cross section of Boston gifts that embody the quality and diversity
for which the state is renowned. more>
Massachusetts Bay Trading Company is proud to bring you these quality crafted products for your home.
Frank C. Hamm's Rustic Furniture Frank lives in Weston, Massachusetts and has been crafting rustic furnishings for fourteen years. His work has been written up in Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe, American Style Magazine, Design Times, Better Homes and Gardens and he has appeared on CBS This Morning, Chronicle, New England Cable News, and Discovery Channel.
The wood used for indoor rustic furniture includes maple, hickory, oak, and elm. The outdoor rustic furniture is made with cedar. Each piece is unique. Rustic craftsmen carefully select each piece of wood to fit the furniture under construction. The wood generally has bark, but the furniture may also be ordered pealed. Read full artist profile>
Protect and renew furniture with Williamsville Wax. The formula for the original Williamsville wax originated during the 18th century with the Williamsville Plantation in Ashland, Virginia. From there it traveled to Tennessee and Connecticut before arriving in Massachusetts in 1982. Kip Johnson bought the company in 1982 and moved manufacturing first to Framingham and finally to Ashland, Massachusetts. The original formula has proven so successful, it is still in use today. Read
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