The company was founded in a restored cannery in 1988 by Peter Bass, great grandson of Wilton, Maine shoe maker G.H. Bass, and artist Carol Bass. Maine Cottage is headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine.
Maine Cottage was the first company to offer American Country, Shaker, and Mid Century Modern-inspired painted wood furniture in 40 colors. The idea originated with artist Carol Bass painting and selling "found" pieces. The company then began to design and paint its own line. Since then the company has expanded to include its own wicker and upholstery finished in 200 fabrics. Maine Cottage furniture is principally manufactured in the United States. The company closed February 2011 due to poor economic conditions.
Sorry to see another business close, but this place was seriously over priced (in my opinion). I love that it helped revive the painted furniture concept. Remember, painting furniture has always been a way to update pieces without spending a lot of money.