Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Lippert Furniture Company, Berlin, Ontario


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A sepia tone photograph of the Lippert Furniture Company, Kitchener, Ontario. This building was located at 222-228 Louisa Street. It was originally erected in 1899 and a large addition was completed in 1903.

The text on building reads: The Lippert Furniture Co. Manufacturers of Upholstered Goods, Parlor Suites, Fancy Chairs, Dining Chairs, Hall Racks, Hall Seats, Rockers and Fancy Pedestals.
Notes:
George Lippert started the Lippert Furniture Company (originally known as Lippert & Company) in 1900. The building was located at 222-228 Louisa Street, Berlin (now Kitchener). A large addition was completed in 1903. The company made chairs, hat racks and parlour furniture.

Another family business was run by George’s son, George J. Lippert. This business was called George J. Lippert Limited and started crafting grandfather clocks and furniture in 1910. George’s company was located at 31 Michael Street, Berlin. This business was also known as the George J. Lippert Table Company.

George Lippert, Sr. died in 1927 in Kitchener. When the Depression hit, The Lippert Furniture Company went out of business only to be restarted by another of George’s sons, Herbert A. Lippert. The H. A. Lippert Furniture Company operated in the former Louisa Street plant with 10 employees and produced desks, bedroom and dining room suites, and unfinished furniture.

Upon H.A. Lippert’s retirement, his sons, Herbert A. Jr. and Terrence Lippert, took over the business. By 1957, the name of the company changed to Artisan Cabinets. The company manufactured bookcases, unfinished chests, television cabinets and leather topped desks.

The George J. Lippert Limited and Artisan Cabinets both closed in the late 1950s.

***Please note that the Kitchener Public Library does not hold any catalogues for Lippert Limited and is unable to provide valuations for furniture.***
Inscriptions:
Reverse: Lippert Furniture Co., Kitchener
Date of Original:
[between 1903 and 1906]
Date Of Event:
[between 1903 and 1906]
Dimensions:
Width: 17.7 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 17.7cm
Image Height: 12.5cm
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Lippert Furniture Company ; Lippert & Company ; George J. Lippert Limited ; George J. Lippert Table Company ; H. A. Lippert Furniture Company ; Artisan Cabinets
Local identifier:
P000346
Collection:
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
PB2
Terms of Use:
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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Lippert Furniture Company, Berlin, Ontario


A sepia tone photograph of the Lippert Furniture Company, Kitchener, Ontario. This building was located at 222-228 Louisa Street. It was originally erected in 1899 and a large addition was completed in 1903.

The text on building reads: The Lippert Furniture Co. Manufacturers of Upholstered Goods, Parlor Suites, Fancy Chairs, Dining Chairs, Hall Racks, Hall Seats, Rockers and Fancy Pedestals.