Cornwall LivingIssue #113

Modern tradition

A local, family run company leading the way in the world of furniture retail for over two centuries.

Specialising in making a house into a home since 1811, Alfred Smith & Son (Penzance) is the oldest independent furniture retailer in the country, and the oldest family run business in Cornwall, now into its fifth generation! With an incredible range of beds, upholstery, dining, living and bedroom furniture, as well as soft furnishings, gifts, toys and rugs, you’ll be utterly spoilt for choice. 

Following a much-needed extension ten years ago, the team have been able to increase their range of beds from leading manufacturers, offering customers an extensive selection to get that perfect combination of comfort and style for the dreamiest night’s sleep. Their in-house expertise and quality products make it easy to transform a room, or the whole house, to reflect your personal taste, while also offering a bespoke holiday home furnishing service, taking the pressure off for those living away, turning your special space into an idyllic Cornish retreat for you to enjoy.

Over the last 210 years, Alfred Smith & Son have seen customers’ buying habits change, and being able to provide customers with what they want for immediate delivery has become paramount to success, so many of their mattresses are available from stock!

In a continuous effort to evolve as a company, the team are always looking to expand stock from leading manufacturers, with their latest project being a development in their offering of riser recliners and adjustable beds along with other products to make living independently that little bit easier. With all this on offer, stylish comfort at home is easier than ever. The ever-growing toy and gift department sets the company apart from the crowd with a particular focus on unique games and toys, as well as being a stockist of Playmobil and Sylvanian Families.

Alfred Smith & Son harbours a key focus on keeping up with consumers’ ever-changing habits and needs, and with an open-minded determination to stay ahead of the pack in this unique area, we have no doubt that this locally renowned company will still be here to furnish our homes in style and comfort in another 200 years! 


Alfred Smith and Son