We are thrilled to be celebrating 65 years of business in 2019!
In 1954 Paul and Katherine Richert started Richmond Auction and Furniture in Richmond, Indiana. In 1982 their son, auctioneer Roger Richert, took over the reins of the family business.
Roger expanded the business, opening Furniture Outlets in Richmond, Muncie, Daleville and New Castle, and in 2004 renovated and restored their flagship store, Richmond Furniture Gallery in Historic Richmond.
Roger, along with his wife Theresa and daughter Natalie continue the family tradition of friendly customer service and living up to their motto, “I’LL SAVE YOU MONEY!”
Richmond Furniture Gallery History
Richmond Furniture Gallery History
When you walk into the Richmond Furniture Gallery for the first time you may feel as if you are walking back in time. After you enter under an artist’s recreation of a 40-foot chair, you are greeted with original antique punched tin ceilings and ornate oak woodwork that adorn the office area plus, the World’s Largest Dining Room Chair and An Amazing Handmade Penny Castle. Historic Postcards, blown up to the size of billboards, are displayed throughout the store.
After being boarded shut and vacant for 33 years, we have painstakingly brought this building “Back To Life.” Surprises await you around every corner! So relax, and take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy one of the Country’s Largest Selections of Name Brand Furniture, all at the Guaranteed Lowest Prices.
The Richmond Furniture Gallery was originally the “Miller Bros Hardware Store” built in 1886. George Miller was one of nine poor children whose father died when he was only twelve years old, leaving him to help his mother work their way out of poverty. Through hard work and sheer determination, by 1910 the Miller Bros. Hardware store had grown to the third largest hardware store in the United States, doing over $1,000,000 in business when the average worker made less than twenty cents per day.
This Historic Area was known (and is known today) as the “Depot District” because of the famous Pennsylvania Railroad Depot built by Daniel Burnham just a few blocks away. At Miller Bros. all hardware and merchandise was moved in by train. The original railroad “Spur” is still at the back of the building. The original “Huge Metal Doors” are still here along with the “Boards” used to unload the boxcars.
The original “Skylights” are still on the top floor. You can still see how the floors were hinged on the first and second floors to allow the sun to illuminate the entire building. All the ceilings were left “Intact” as well as the old “Shelving,” “Inventory Tags” and “Wooden Ladders” which still hang from the ceilings.
Today, visit our themed rooms, including the “Presidential Room” and see memorabilia of the twenty-two Presidents, including Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy, who have all been through the Depot District.
The “Old Richmond Room” contains a pictorial history of the Richmond area. See WWII items belonging to Paul A. Richert, 78th Lightning Division survivor of the “Battle of the Bulge.”
You will be awed by our 80-foot long and 22-foot tall hand-painted “JAZZ MURAL” in the aptly named “Jazz Room.” Richmond is the “Birthplace of Recorded Jazz.” See the Starr- Gennett Foundation’s Jazz Museum and Gift Shop. All space and proceeds from all sales are 100% donated to this foundation’s noble cause.
The “Christmas Room” is a Winter Wonderland for the kid in all of us. Enjoy seasonal Kiddie Train Rides and Model Train displays all year long, courtesy of the Richmond Area Model Train Association.
Displays of the “Rarest HULL Pottery Pieces Ever Made” can be seen in the front office. Bowknot Baskets, Mermaid planter, an original Hull Plaque, and the rarest one of a kind “Experimental Vase”
are there for your enjoyment.
Overbeck Pottery, created locally by sisters from Cambridge City at the turn of the century is displayed here for your enjoyment, too! The Overbeck Sisters were instrumental in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the United States, and many of their pieces sell for thousands of dollars to collectors world wide.
Come in and have some fun! Visit the “Most Unique Furniture Store in the World,” the Nostalgic Richmond Furniture Gallery — And Remember “I’ll SAVE YOU MONEY!”