Email us a photo and we will see what we can find. Please include as much information as possible. See question 2 for further explanation of our capabilities.
We do not house manufacturing catalogs in our collection or have references to manufacturer’s numbering, labeling or cataloging systems for their furniture.

We do not offer services to value antiques. Seek out an appraiser or antique dealer for professional assistance. You can find a qualified and/or certified professional in your area by visiting

BFL has a wonderful publication written by Charles Sutton. HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR OLD AND NEW WOOD FURNITURE. We will be happy to share information with you pertaining to the care.
Getting recommendations from friends or neighbors is an excellent start. You will want to interview several designers in your area to fine one that meets your style needs and has resources available to you. It’s important that you communicate well with your designer and understand their working and billing processes.
At this time only home furnishings, art and design related events are held at our facility.

You can access the link to the Library’s online collection under ‘OUR COLLECTION’ or click here: The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library.

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library’s collection includes titles on furniture and design history, interior design, architecture, art, textiles and construction. The rare book room collection encompasses significant volumes published since 1543 and includes a complete collection of the original works of 18th century furniture masters Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite, as well as a complete set of Diderot’s Encyclopedia.
The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closing for lunch between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM.
The Library is open to anyone interested in the history, style and design of furniture or the furniture, art and interior design industries. It is particularly useful for students, scholars, and designers.
The Library has complete access in each room to use your laptops and wireless devices. See the curator for a current wireless passcode.
The Library provides a copier at the cost of 10¢ a copy for materials that are no longer covered by copyright. Anything still in print or covered under copyright laws may not be photocopied.
The Rare Book Room is available for everyone who visits the Library. White glove use is required for the Rare Book Room.
The Library has a large collection of rare and out of print titles. We can inform you of what is available based on the topic or subject of books you are looking to purchase.
There is no fee to use our research facilities. The Library is a non-profit organization and appreciates all tax-deductible donations.
Karla Webb, Executive Director

Board of Directors

The Executive Committee:
Russell Bienenstock, President
Penn Wood, Finance

Board Members:
June Anderson, ASID
Leslie Carothers, Kaleidoscope Partnership
Aaron Clinard, Attorney
Danny Davis, Davis Furniture
Paula Scott Fogarty, Paula Scott Unlimited
Gary Inman, Baskervill
Libby Langdon, Libby Interiors
Dudley Moore, Jr., Otto & Moore, Inc.
Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection
Brian Simpson, Alderman Company
Christi Spangle, Barbour Spangle Design
John C. Turpin, Ph.D, High Point University
Comer Wear, Rock House Farm Family Brands
Chip Wright, Leggett & Platt

Legacy Board Members:
Barton Bienenstock, Furniture World
Rod Lambeth, Industry