The M-Geough Company, Inc.
The M-Geough Company represents over twenty five manufacturers of high-end, fine furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as offering European and Asian Antiques.
New England based and founded in 1951, we are located in the Boston Design Center and sell to the design trade. Our unique mix features 18th and 19th century reproductions as well as transitional and contemporary furnishings and lighting.
From Newbury to Boylston Street to the BDC, Over 50 years serving New England designers.
Boylston Street was the prestigious center of Boston's design trade when James M-Geough, Sr. opened The M-Geough Company in 1951. Since that time, the showroom has served the New England design community by providing the finest European reproduction furnishings as well as antiques, lighting and accessories.
"My dad started out on Newbury Street," Jim M-Geough explains. "It took a few years to get to Boylston Street. In the mid to late '50's, we moved into the Decorative Arts Center, which was situated in the middle of Back Bay. When the Decorative Arts Center moved to the Boston Design Center in 1985, we moved too and have been here ever since."
Although the M-Geough family name has been prominent in the design community for over 50 years now, the roots reach even further back to Jim's grandmother, Therese Tozer McGeough. "My grandfather was killed by a drunk driver when my dad was 16," Jim says, "so my grandmother went to work as an interior designer to support her two sons. Because of the anti-Irish sentiment in Boston at the time, she dropped the letter ‘c' in McGeough and named her business T. A. M-Geough."
Jim describes her as an elegant lady, but a working woman who was "tough on everybody." The family still has her diary, which records a year long trip to England, France and Italy, and many of the beautiful things she bought along the way. One piece inspired the "Therese" table in the Collection Reproductions line.
"Although my dad worked with my grandmother in the design business during the Depression, his first love was automobiles," Jim says. "An engineering job took him to Ohio in the 1920's, but after a few years he returned to Boston to work with his mother. He married my mom, Sarah A. Marsh, in 1941 – he was 45 and she was 31."
Sarah, who was known as Sally, also love beautiful things and came to work in the M-Geough showroom in the ‘60s. She served as president at both the local and national levels of the IFDA.
Today Jim and his wife Susan own and operate the showroom together. He serves as the company's president and she is the vice-president. Susan continues the tradition established by her mother-in-law, Sally, as a proud member of the New England chapter of the IFDA.
Representing a diverse group of manufacturers, M-Geough offers a distinct mix of styles featuring 18th and 19th century reproductions as well as transitional and contemporary furnishings and lighting. The M-Geough Company is continually transforming its showroom to keep up with the changing needs of its clients while maintaining the same high quality in service and product that has characterized the showroom throughout its history.
Jim and Susan continue to enhance the showroom collections with the addition of many "new" antiques and reproductions found on trips to the UK, France and Portugal. From small desk accessories to large farmhouse tables, M-Geough offers the perfect one-of-a-kind addition for any settings.
The M-Geough Company's commitment to client satisfaction and high quality service over the past half century have made it a staple in the world of interior design. They look forward to continuing to provide the best in fine furnishings, lighting and accessories for the New England design community.
If you would like more information about any of the lines we represent, suggest additions and/or to request more information about our products and services, please email us at email@example.com or call 1.617.451.1412 Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST) for assistance.
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