Collectibles-General (Antiques)/spiesz furniture


beachmom 188 wrote at 2006-08-28 02:36:25
I believe that the correct manufacturer's name is spelled Spiesz. I have found a picture of the factory and it looked very large to me. I have purchased a breakfront cabinet that was manufactured by them and am trying to find out more as well. I have the original label on the back but I've come up with nothing

Normajane wrote at 2006-11-11 04:28:07
Hi I have some personal info on Spiesz furniture . My grandfathers brother owned and was president of the Spiesz furniture co. in Hanover, ont. There is something written in the Canadas Who's Who. under Spiesz,JaredThe company it says was established in 1920. But I know my grandparents were given a dining room suite and a bedroom suite as a wedding present in 1914. I was also told by family that when the second world war was imminent that the factory was closed to become a munitions factory, Also a gentleman from an antique store also told me that the furniture was too fine a quality and expensive and people could no longer afford to buy it in the dirty thirties. I have been searching for any furniture from my family as other family members had auctioned off my grandparents sets last year unknown to myself. I have just found a dining room suite last month and I purchased it and am loving it , especially since it is my family . When my grandfather moved to Alberta he changed the spelling of his last name to Spiece as I believe there was a stigma to the name {in those days } being German, but was also told the family came from Switzerland. So who knows.

I continue to search for more Spiesz furniture. My set has the 6 chairs, sideboard, china cabinet and beautiful butterflytable and is definetly not for sale. One day I hope to find My grandparents bedroom and dining room suites. hope you enjoy yours.

Sincerely Norma

a.spiesz wrote at 2007-02-09 18:18:24
Hi Normajane

My name is Andrew Spiesz. Our family did change the last name. The Company was started in Hanover in 1910 by my great Uncle Jared (he would be yours as well I think). The company built beautiful furniture right up until 1962 when the company was bought out by another organization. From the start the company manufactured mostly office furniture. During WW1 they started doing home furnishings. Such as dining sets and bedroom furniture. During the 20's and the 30's the company kept up very well making alot of high-end furniture out of cherry wood, walnut, as well as pine and spruce. The Furniture is now very hard to come by as there was I was told a fir in a storage house the destroyed and damaged quite a few pieces. My father and my Grandmother both owned quite a few pieces. However alot has been dispersed throughout the family members in the past few years. As far as I know the Family came from a Farm (Jared did) outside of Hanover and started the buisness. I was told the Family name originated in Poland and was changed in Germany before coming over the Canada. Not sure when this happened as some of the information is a bit sketchy. However you maybe correct in the family coming from Switzerland although this is something I have not hear before. Hope this helps in some small way.

S.Andrews wrote at 2007-02-09 19:51:45
Jared Spiesz was indeed the owner of Spiesz furniture in Hanover. At some point it became "Spiesz-Wright Furniture Co. LTD.,out of Hanover Ontario.I think Normajane is pretty close with her years.

I am a Spiesz.(married now though) My father is Jared's brother's (Henry) Grandson.So Normajane and my Dad have the same grandfather.

Spiesz furniture is beautiful and priceless beyond it's monetary value.

My great grandfather's brother was a true artist in his time.

I am looking to get in touch with family members.

Keep that furniture well taken care of!

DJB wrote at 2007-02-13 02:57:06
Hi Normajane and others. I happened onto this discussion while looking for information regarding a dining room suite that was built by Spiesz Furniture. We are reluctantly parting with the set in order to receive one from my wife's mother. The 9-piece suite contains one table and six chairs along with a buffet (side board) and glass-front china cabinet. I believe it was built in the 1920s, is labelled item number 237 and is constructed from Walnut. I wanted to describe it here first given the specific interest of the individuals and the indication of potentially acquiring such a set. I really enjoyed reading about the Spiesz Family, Thank you Andrew and S. Andrews.

Sincerely, DJB

S.Andrews wrote at 2007-02-21 22:30:54
I believe it was Melanie who first asked about Spiesz furniture. Hope your questions have been answered regarding your set. Original labels are great to have on the furniture. I recently found out from my dad that my great uncle Jared and his brother Henry were brought up in Bentick which is not far from Hanover. There are still quite a few Spiesz's in the area. (myself,and father being 2!) DJB. I would like to hear more about your dining set, if possible. This is wonderful for me,as I am trying to trace my family.

Thanks everyone.

DJB wrote at 2007-03-04 04:32:32
The dining room suite that we have was purchased about 20 years ago from a work colleague of my wife's. We do not know much of the history of the set prior to our purchasing it although the family we purchased it from originated in the Windsor area I believe. They were not a Spiesz (or derivation of.). While there is no date on our set, we were told from the previous owners that it was an old set built in the '20s so I am taking their word on that information.

As for specifics about our suite itself, each chair has ornately carved front legs and simple back legs. The backrest is also simple, yet elegant with an hour-glass shaped centre support. The table sits upon two posts. The buffet has five drawers while the china cabient has some wood work inside the glass front and has one lower drawer. The work of original artisans is always impressive and if this is any indication of the craftsmanship of Spiesz Furniture, I would have liked to have the opportunity to see some of their other pieces of work.

I do not know how much this helps with the search of your history but I am glad to share what I have. DJB

Ivan wrote at 2007-04-18 19:10:56
Ivan here in North Bay Ontario.

Spiesz furniture company was situated in Hanover Ontario. I contacted the library there and got some info. I personally have a sideboard (buffet) in oak approx. 8 feet wide with huge burled legs. Antique dealers I've contacted could give me no more info. Hope this helps.

Ivan Simard

Blythe Christiansen wrote at 2007-08-19 05:55:15
My family has had a Spiesz Walnut dining suite-table with leaf,6 chairs, buffet and china cabinet with glass front door (wooden swirl design in door behind the glass) for at least 60 years. We hand it down to the next generation. My great grandparents owned it originally. Myself and my sister spent may hours as kids polishing the huge carved legs of all the pieces.  Our set is numbered 245. We have no idea what the value would be but it has seated 3 generations at Christmas time for many years.

The Bureau wrote at 2008-04-09 17:35:17
Hi there all,

We have a spiesz dinning table with 6 chairs (one carver) number 302. We have a small antique and collectables shop in Banff Scotland. The table still has it's label which has a signature and the afore mentioned number. It certainly is exellent quality!! We can appreciate the craftsmanship and quality, but we don't really know what the true value is...We have £600 on our suite. We would be curious to know what others may be able to tells us as far as value is concerned.

Thank you very much for your time...

Ash and Liz Banff Scotland

Betty Cartlidge wrote at 2008-05-02 15:25:10
I have an elderly friend who is down-sizing her furniture and she is (sadly!) ready to part with her Spiesz #281 dining room set - solid walnut from the 1930's.  It was originally her Aunt's set and is in lovely condition.  She too is wondering about a value  , has listed it for $5k - for the table, 6 chairs (one captain), buffet and china cabinet.  We've contacted antique dealers here in Ontario but they've not been especially helpful other than to agree that this furniture is special..

Betty Cartlidge,

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

Michael H wrote at 2008-05-04 02:33:52
I too have a Speisz dining room set (#287): walnut table (expands to seat 6), 6 chairs (one captain), and buffet. My grandfather owned it and I now have it. We have been using it, but now need to sell (North Vancouver, BC). Good to see that there is some history behind this.  Not sure of the value.

C. Lee wrote at 2008-06-08 18:37:08
June 8 2008

I have just purchased a bedroom suite of Spiesz #157. My Aunt had inherited from a friend from Kincaid, Saskatchewan. I was looking for history as well.

Ken and Carolee Neufeld wrote at 2008-06-27 13:53:55
We are from Winnipeg, MB and recently fell heir to a complete Spiesz 9 pc dining set.  The china cabinet, buffet (side board), table and 6 chairs are all numbered 272.  All pieces in excellent condition.  No warping.  Table top has water marks and could be refinished.  We cannot fit it into our dining room and would be pleased if someone from the Spiesz family would want to purchase it.

jayne posehn wrote at 2008-07-06 20:51:34
Hi,we purchased a dining room set about 25 years ago from a private seller.There is a label on several pieces that says Spiesz furniture company,Hanover Ontario.The set includes a table with a center pedestal,three extra leaves,and a very heavy buffet with a mirrored back and carving on the front doors and legs.This buffet is also solid wood on the front( no glass)but is clearly original.There are six chairs,two are end chairs.We believe the wood is oak but not positive about that.We are in Alberta and are not sure how this lovely set made it's way here,we are just happy to enjoy it.

skyler wrote at 2008-09-03 01:10:47
I have a Speisz corner china cabinet. It has glass doors with wood in a crisscross pattern inside. The label is on the back. It is part of my earliest memories. In 1954 I fell against it and had to get stitches. I have always loved it. It is nice to get some information about the company. Thank you.

Bruce wrote at 2008-11-16 17:09:11
I have a Speisz dining room set with 8 pieces. It was in very rough shape when I got it but I was able to restore it and it and I think it looks great. The label on the back of the buffet has the number 251. This number also written on the on the bottom of several chairs. The label also lists the original finish but the writing is difficult to read. As best I can make it out it says O6 or OE. I presumed this meant oak but after reading how many walnut sets are were made I am not so sure. I would be interested in learning the year this set was made and whether it is oak or walnut

eugene wrote at 2009-03-20 18:06:06
hi im from quebec and about 16 years ago me and my wife at the time bought a dinning room set a 9 piece,i finlly look on the web to find out were it came from still have paper on it spiesz funiture i was toll it was 1920 but not shore how did i tell.

Chantal wrote at 2009-07-04 18:22:10
Hi Everyone

Oct 3rd 1998 I bought from an auction here in Alberta a Spiesz Walnut dining table with the corners cut in an angle (not square) it came with 2 leaves, 6 chairs (one being a captain chair/arm chair) China cabinet with glass front door (wooden swirl design in door behind the glass) and 2 wooden doors below and the last piece the buffet with 3 drawers (the bottom one being the same lenght as the buffet) and 2 doors at the extremities. On the auction paper it says 1928. Back then I paid 1360.00 CAD and about 5 yrs ago a was able to obtain thru an appraisal website an approx value of 4800 CAD. The only thing is I do not have the item # on it. Half of the label has been riped off. I can only see the manufacturer and the first digit which is 2. At this point I don't know if the item # given for each set that was produced or per style.

However here's the info I was able to obtain thru websites - (Hanover Spiesz Furniture Co. Proctor Street - 1909 - 1956. In 1956 the company was taken over by Knechtel Furniture and continued until 1966. Jared J. Spiez, et. al. office furniture, cedar chests, novelties,bedroom suites and dining room 9-piece walnut dining room set (Model No. 295)(1979.063…). Acquired at Legate furniture in Owen Sound, 1935. Home of My Youth, p.195-196 Our Yesterdays: A Pictorial History of Hanover, 1888, p. 175-176 (this book says est.1908)

The following news paper website has 23 articles in regards to Spiesz Furniture but there's a cost to it. They have 200 yrs of archives.

It is definately hard to get a full history.

Good luck to everyone


Hendrickson wrote at 2009-07-14 14:58:44
My husband has inherited a walnut dining table & 6 chairs.  The tag says Speisz Furniture, #230, walnut & an unreadable price.  The veneer top is badly cracked and will have to be replaced.The sideboard & hutch went with another family member.

Any idea how much these pieces cost in the 20s?  

Steve wrote at 2009-08-15 17:53:19
We have a walnut Speisz dining set, table with four pedestals, two leaves, six chairs (one captain), buffet (three drawers - bottom full length, two doors) and china cabinet (glass in door with wood decoration). Inlaid wood decorative panels on the china cabinet and buffet, hour glass backs on the chairs with inset wood pieces at the top-back of each chair. The Speisz label is incomplete so the number of the set is uncertain. Earlier date I suspect because of the size of the ornamental legs on the china cabinet and buffet (they match).



marnie wrote at 2009-11-12 20:54:04
I am so thrilled to have found this wealth of information!!!  We are in the process of selling my fathers home and have an entire walnut suite, of what we now KNOW is Spiesz.  We have a buffet, china cabinet with key and dining table with 5 chairs.  BEAUTIFUL set. I wish I had a house large enough for it! My grandparents immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba from Poland in the early 1910's coincidentally.  

Lizzie B wrote at 2010-05-01 20:04:27
I have - selling today - a Spiesz Dining Room set - it is gorgeous.  We are retiring and moving to a retirement home and I tried to sell the set, 1st for $900 then for $600 and now am selling the table six chairs and a china cabinet (not the buffet) for $350.  No one would buy it.  I have picture if you want to see them.  It is solid oak and someone in the 50s refinished the set with cream paint and gold in the grain - if you can picture it.  It is solid as a rock and gorgeous.  

Tammy wrote at 2010-07-15 23:16:49
I was a Spiece and my grandfather was a brother to the Spiesz's in Hanover.  On May 1/10 Lizzie B wrote that you had a dining room set for sale if you could get back to me as to whether you still have it and where it is.  Thanks

Tammy from Niagara wrote at 2010-10-28 18:43:12
Hi my name is also Tammy and I have a complete walnut dining set which looks like it is from the 1920's. Walnut table, with huge turned legs, large sidboard, 6 chairs(one with arms, carver), and a lovely glass door china cabinet. I believe the no. is 240's( I am unable to move it out right now to be exact) We are doing a renovation and the dining room will become my kitchen so regretably we are selling the complete set. Let me know if you'd loke pictures, Tammy

JAC of Kingsville ON wrote at 2010-11-15 20:04:05
I REALLY appreciated all the information from the Spiesz Furniture family. I have a complete dining set: china/buffet, 6 chairs, incl captain and draw table. Bo't at auction for $1300 or so (owned by Hagersville doctor/family). Dark red leather. Dark oak with burled veneer. I'm loathe to part with it despite a 'downsizing' move. "Period house" (1930s) in Dundas so it'll fit in just fine! I'm also taking the family Hoosier (check THAT one out for history and interest!!) Thank you to all who've posted!

Chantal wrote at 2011-04-06 23:52:16
I live in Alberta and a few years ago I bought a 1928 Spiesz Walnut dining table (corners cut in an angle) it came with 2 leaves, 6 chairs (one being a captain chair/arm chair) China cabinet with glass front door (wooden swirl design in door behind the glass) and 2 doors below and the buffet with 3 drawers (the bottom one being the same lenght as the buffet)2 doors at the extremities and 2 drawers between the doors. Part the label is gone, therefore I am unable to have the full Model #. It start with 2.   

We are moving and would like to sell it. If any one is interested please contact me.

Thank you


Ivan wrote at 2011-04-24 11:55:09
As with most "Spiezs" furniture, very little is known. Everyone who owns a piece, agree that the quality is next to none. I bought a sideboard/buffet in, I think, 1986 in North bay, Ontario, of all places. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, due retiring and downsizing, this mint condition, all original piece will be sold. If Interesred, I can send pics.  

Janet wrote at 2011-09-07 18:16:27
I have a walnut table and  6 chairs including 1 captain Chair, China cabinet and hutch. I live close to Red Deer Alberta and wish to sell this set #278.  

joe wrote at 2011-09-17 04:05:21
hi, i just purchased a spiesz walnut table with 6 chairs (one a captains chair)and the matching number buffet from a salvation army silent auction in Leamington Ontario. the china cabinet unfortunately was not part of the set. the label on both pieces says number 300 but oddly enough, when taking the table off the legs to move it i found the top of one of the leg posts said 302 (a couple-ash and liz from banff scotland had number 302 on their furniture-wonder if the leg on the table says 300? also i found that all the chairs were numbered 1-6 including the diagonal bracing under the seat at each corner was similarly numbered. i also found written under the table a name - wrays. could this be someone who worked on or inspected the table? did anyone else ever find names written under their pieces? it is written in blue crayon of some sort.does the numbering indicate the actual quantity produced in a certain style or was it the 300th set made? does anyone know how many sets were produced? are there places to view more photos of the styles produced. am having hard time finding them.



K wrote at 2011-09-20 18:38:23
We have a speisz wal buffet number 286,

its beautiful.  

Brenda wrote at 2011-09-25 21:27:54
We have a Wall buffet or China cabinet from the Speisz Furniture Company, #291, that we are looking to sell if anyone is collecting these pieces. Dark finish, wood inlay in glass door.

Approx. measurements: 34”W x 16”D x 64”H

Bonnie wrote at 2011-11-16 15:09:34
Recently when moving my buffet I found a label indicating that my dining room set was built by Speisz Furniture Company and it is #257. My parents bought this set in the early 60's second hand and I now have it.  So neat to know where it was built (now residing in Alberta).  Thanks to everyone for the information on this company.

Jodie wrote at 2011-11-19 02:54:22
I just inherited a spiesz dining room set that contains a table with 6 chairs sideboard buffet and couch table. It was nombered but the number was ripped off. My grandmother thinks the design is called "acorn" but haven't stumbled across any information about this type of design.  the wood is walnut. I cherish this heir loom and will keep it in the family for many more generations.  It belonged to my great- Grandmother then my Grandmother and now me.  Even after 100 years it still looks great.  You can't buy quality like that anymore.

Chris and Sandy wrote at 2012-02-11 12:38:55
We have recently purchased a very unique bedroom set, and then found a label Spiesz furniture.  This forum has answered many of our questions about origins. Oddly enough we live in a "Knechtel" house in Hanover, ON, so we feel the set has come home. The pattern looks like a fan, or spider web with all sorts of different inlays, and veneer patterns. We now would love to find a matching table and chairs.

Peter and \yvonne wrote at 2012-03-04 19:49:21
As we are looking to bequest or sell some of our antique furniture, we investigated an old lable on the back of one piece of a set of bedroom vanity and seperate drawers, a compleate dining room set and and hutch. We are condidering passing it on in a living will, but also entertaining selling the complete

ensemble. we are doing some more research , but thought that perhaps someone in your group night have an interest in it.

My wife inherited it when she was in her 30,s and has treasured it since, we are now approaching the time to disperse some of our things before rather than after we are gone..Retired and looking for a happy home for the above.Please let us know what you think.


Peter and Yvonne

Andrew Spiesz wrote at 2012-03-06 02:01:46
Hi all I am so glad to have helped you in your search for the history of my family's furniture company.It so wonderful to see so many pieces and full sets still in existence i am just thrilled.I personally do not own any of the furniture and have spent along time seeking a few pieces.But even as part of the family i haven't found what i have been looking for or the price is to far out of my range.If anyone wants any further history on the family and on the furniture if i can help in anyway possible please feel free to e-mail me at or look me up on facebook I am easy to find im the only one in Nova Scotia.I would love to see pictures of the furniture.

dukestreet wrote at 2012-06-25 21:33:56
I am inheriting my parents Spiesz dining room set. I just talked to my father who still has part of the set in his home. There is a number on the table which I haven't seen yet but there is also a Spiesz partial cardboard label on one of the leaves of the table. It has the name of the company, an number(which is not visible) and the name Greens Hamilton,Hamilton. The label is nailed to the underside of the leaf and it appears that some of it is missing. The Company label definitely says Hanover. My father says the set was bought second hand when he was born in the 20's so it was produced fairly early in the company's life. My dad has never seen a china cabinet. We have a round table that expands to seat 10 comfortably,with 4 leaves,six chairs including a captain's chair and a sideboard or buffet with a mirror on top. I think it is all walnut. the chairs have simple square back legs and slightly scrolled front ones, the seats are brown leather,with a  curved center section in the back and solid sides and top. It is all in very good condition except that the chairs are a little wobbly. I am not sure how to firm them up and would appreciate any help as I don't want to do any damage. I am in the process of cleaning with Murphy's oil soap for wood.  

Nathan wrote at 2012-08-02 07:38:38
Just picked up a Spiesz table from the side of the road. Glad I got to it before the dump truck did. Shocked that someone would even consider throwing it out.

Thanks for the info all!

Bonlynne wrote at 2012-11-12 22:44:24
I have a beautiful Spiesz dining set with 5 chairs and 1 captain's chair, buffet, and china cabinet.  I inherited it from my parents in 1997.  They bought the set in Ottawa in 1960 second hand from a furniture store.  It now resides in Calgary, Alberta.  We are in the process of refinishing the chairs as the glue has finally dried up.  I am so sorry that the sets are not being sold for more money as they are true Canadian antiques.  I hope when the time comes that I will be able to find a good home for it.  Thanks for the history of the Spiesz Company.

Carla Smith wrote at 2013-04-01 18:55:35
I have a Spiesz dining room table and 6 chairs with the label still intact on the underside of the table.  It is a beautiful set. I am interested in selling it as I will be moving to a smaller condo soon.


Martine Deschamps wrote at 2013-04-20 12:54:22
Thank you SO much to all of you for your generosity on Spiesz Furniture and the Spiesz family.  Very much appreciated.  I own a 6 chair walnut dining set with 2 buffets from Spiesz Furniture and I just LOVE it.  Well built and very strong!  I feel so good to know the history behind my furniture!

Thanks again!

Martine Deschamps

Chateauguay, Quebec

Nathalie Fortier wrote at 2013-06-12 12:23:22
I was looking for some information on a dinning room set bought by my grand-parents in the 30s when I found this forum. My aunt, who inheritated it from my grand-parents, just left us and unfortunately, nobody in our small family  has the space for it.  Being sentimental, I would love the set to find its way back to its family. I would like to know if a member of the Spiesz family would be interested in buying it.  Please let me know as we need to empty my aunt’s apartment very shortly. The set is made of walnut and has 9 pieces: table (including extension), 6 chairs (original leather seating, one captain), buffet and china cabinet. It is in excellent condition. I would be happy to send pictures of the set and of the original certificate.

Nathalie Fortier (

Montreal, Quebec

Kevin wrote at 2014-04-06 15:59:33
Hi, I have received a dresser with mirror from my parents in Wallaceburg and found the Spiesz Furniture sticker on the back.

It is hard to read but I think it is Article 102.

I can send anyone pictures.

I am selling it and would prefer it goes to someone interested or attached to the history of this company.  I live in Chesley just outside of Hanover

Silver wrote at 2014-04-28 13:18:09
We have a Spiesz dining room, dining table w/ 1 leaf,captains chair & 5 chairs (1 irregular),all with original leather seats. Also, a large buffet &china cabinet.The furniture is circa 1920, and out of black walnut. We would like to sell the dining room intact, & would consider any offers.Photos can be sent upon request.  

Finis wrote at 2014-05-02 18:33:10

I just got ahold of a dresser and vanity, both in good condition.

Number 165. Walnut,, trying to find a place to get a value on it.

Any help I would be grateful .

Thank you,


Etty Arto wrote at 2014-05-09 23:27:44
I have a Spiesz #291 dining set -  table with pull out leaves, 6 chairs with original burgundy red leather seats in good condition(1 is a captain's chair), china cabinet with upper glass door and sideboard.  I think it is oak and is stained very dark. The original finish is still quite good and has the original hardware.  The fronts of the cabinets are carved. Is it possible to get this valued somewhere.  It can be sold as could be downsizing in a few years.

Dee wrote at 2014-05-28 20:29:13
I inherited an antique Spiesz Dresser with original mirror made by the Spiesz Furniture Co. Ltd. in Hanover, ON.  piece #164 from my Mom in 2010.  She inherited it from her Mom about 30 years ago.  I have been looking for interested buyers to purchase the piece since that time with no luck.  Any ideas where I could find a buyer?  

Shelly wrote at 2014-07-07 03:55:41
Hi. I bought an older wood dresser while I was appraising a house in the Rosscarrock distict in Calgary, Ab. around 1995.  It was from an older woman who was going into a seniors home and her fireman son sold it to me. It has the Spiesz label on the back that is stained and unfortunately illegible.  It is in decent shape and my brother will be refinishing it shortly.  I love the piece! Thanks SO much for posting the info and history - I really appreciate it! Sincerely, SH

pat wrote at 2014-09-04 16:56:11
we also inherited a dining room set from my in-laws.  our set contains dining table, buffet, china cabinet and 8 chairs one of which is also a captains chair.  Its a really nice set but we have downsized and are looking for prices so we can also sell it the item no. 298  

Sheri wrote at 2014-10-15 19:57:22
I have set Number 292 Black Walnut with black leather seats. It almost appears that odd number pieces are Oak and even numbers are Walnut. I am missing 1 regular chair and the Captains chair. The leather has gotten old and cracked and needs a little TLC. If anyone can tell me how to help my chairs I would appreciate it. Also would be interested if anyone has oddball chairs to sell.  I may be interested if anyone has a complete bedroom set by Spiesz circa 1910 to 1935 leave a post here. This furniture is a wonderful tribute to local Ontario Craftmanship and I am proud to have acquired mine from my Grandparents. And yes my Dinning set still has the original Spiesz labels.  

dottyw wrote at 2014-11-09 23:35:08
Re: buying Spiesz furniture, I just noticed that several people are trying to sell their Spiesz furniture through this venue. My husband is interested in Spiesz furniture that needs restoration. If you are near Toronto, we'd need to figure out a way how to connect as this web site will not publish phone no or e-mail addresses.

Maria Haubrich wrote at 2015-01-08 20:34:17
Hi all. I, too, have been looking for information on the Spiesz Furniture Company. Many years ago I purchased a Walnut dining table with squared corners, 2 leaves, 6 chairs and a buffet. The buffet has a Spiesz Furniture partial label with #234. I had to refurbish the table top. Most of the chairs need to be repaired (I don't use them, so they are stored until I can figure out what to do with them) and I use the buffet. These pieces are our everyday kitchen/dining/office/computer/ etc. set and we love them.

I have found this book at the Library & Archives Canada, but cannot request it from them - it is a Reserve item and will not be loaned out. It would be very interesting to look at, but I cannot get to Ontario to view it. Maybe someone else can?

AMICUS No. 20574698     NAME(S):*Spiesz Furniture Company

TITLE(S): The Spiesz Furniture Company, Limited : manufacturers

of medium grade bedroom and dining room furniture

Trade catalogues (NLC), Household goods, part 2

PUBLISHER: Hanover, Ont. : The Company, [1927?]

DESCRIPTION: 47 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.

NLC COPIES: Reserve - Z7916 A7 H62 no. 22 - NL copy: 1927 price list inserted - NO ILL

Maria, Red Deer, Alberta

Caroline wrote at 2016-05-20 17:39:44
Hello All,

I currently own a dining table with 6 chairs (1 captain) and a china cabinet - Speisz furniture set. We were told it was solid quarter cut oak when we purchased it second hand. The label is attached to the back of the china cabinet (1/2 of it was ripped off during the move) - item #22(7,1 or 8??). We are currently looking to resell - we have 2 very young children and want it to go to a good/safe home. Please message me if anyone is interested. Here is a link to photos and sale:



MJay wrote at 2017-01-28 02:53:10

I've recently bought  a walnut Spiesz dining set with a sticker listing the set number as 262. I just loved the look of it but I have no idea what is the best way to look after this set? Any advice on care and maintenance would be greatly appreciated.

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Fred Taylor


I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.


I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at

BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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