Eagle Furniture Co., Northwood

The lettering on the 6-inch Eagle pieces reads "Eagle Co. Furniture" with the address "282-284 South Main St." lettered below. As advertising pieces go, these are somewhat easier to find than most. No records of round or ruffled bowls.

Plates, handgrip

Amethyst, 350 (2021), 260 (2022)

Plates, double handgrip (card trays)

Amethyst, 500, 650 (both 2017), 450, 625, 675 (all 2021)

Plates, flat

Amethyst, 275, 360 (both 2020), 425 (2021)

Lavender, 475 (2009)

From The Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass Lettered Pieces,
by John Resnik, 1989.

"Although I have accumullated a vast amount of information about this company, all the pieces do not quite fit together. The company first appeared in 1908, with Amos G. Rhodes as President and James J. Harverty as Vice President. By 1910 the business had moved to the location shown on this piece, and Mr. Haverty had assumed the mantle of President. After 1917 the business ceased to exist under this name.

Here's the rub. James J. Haverty had started in the furniture business in Atlanta, Ga., shortly after the Civil War. He expanded his business to Memphis, Tenn. (where Eagle was located) in 1900, arriving as an already successful businessman. So where did the intervening eight years go, and why did Mr. Haverty enter a fledgling business as less than top dog? One can only assume that it was a case of finance, leverage, and absorption.

After 1917, business continued at the same location under the name of J.J. Haverty. By 1930, Haverty's empire had grown to encompass 22 stores, located in 18 southern cities. The chain exists today."

The Memphis location is now a modern building and, according to signage, is now a restaurant, Lyfe Kitchen. Although J.J. died in 1939, J.J. Haverty's Furniture continues today with nine locations around Atlanta, Georgia. --Dave Doty