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Company History

Originally established in 1811 as Olver & Son, the business has traded from its current site since it was built in 1840. In 1885, the business was purchased by the well known, Truro based furnishers, Criddle & Smith. In 1909 Alfred Smith joined the business as Manager and purchased it from the previous owners in 1912. He was joined by his son in 1925 and the business has remained in family ownership ever since. One of the current Directors is a great grand-daughter of Alfred Smith and it is not unusual to find one of his great,great grand-children helping out in the shop.

The business has built its reputation for quality products and service over many years and has survived and prospered through the ever changing fortunes of Penzance and West Cornwall for more than two centuries.

We continue to look to the future completing a large showroom extension in 2011 to coincide with our bi-centenary. This major expansion has increased our floorspace by nearly 40% allowing us to offer an even wider range of products and services to our customers.

In 2012 we celebrated the centenary of family ownership and in 2016 we purchased a new warehouse to modernise the handling of customer orders and enable us to hold a greater stock of products.


Family Business

Alfred Smith & Son are very proud to let you know that we have been recognised as Cornwall's oldest family run business. Now in our fourth generation, third century of trading and still growing!

Expert Knowledge

Over the years we have built up a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of furniture retailing. We can offer you expert advice on choosing the right furniture to suit your requirements.

Peace of Mind

We pride ourselves on our personable customer service. We like to build a rapport with our customers and look after them. This is why our customers return time after time.

Free Delivery

We offer free delivery within Cornwall. We will also unpack your items and place them in the room of your choice. Contact us for more information or to discuss arrangements.

Alfred Smith & Son (Penzance) Ltd. 31 Clarence Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2NX   Registration: 661550 London, VAT Reg. No: 131 6184 93