It was 1900. Mr. W.A. Bulluck left the farm and founded a retail furniture store in the small Southern town of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. (The store included an undertaking and embalming parlor, as was often the custom for furniture stores in the south)
The business prospered and was eventually taken over during the depression by his son-in-law, Hatcher Kincheloe. In 1962, Bulluck's grandson, Bill Kincheloe, came home from college and soon took over management of the store. There was a special department for lamps and lampshades which held a fascination for him and he developed the process of making customized lamps at the request of some of the customers.
By 1969 a small line of quality handcrafted lamps, Wildwood, had been created, using "in house" produced and finished wood parts and some components bought from importers. In the 1980's, Wildwood expanded to include a vast selection of decorative accessories, floor and wall screens and wall decor, mirrors and a number of eclectic pieces of occasional furniture. The early 90's found Wildwood with a selection so large that it was deemed advisable to divide it into style categories. Then, with the dawn of the new century in sight, Wildwood began to recognize that buyer habits and preferences were rapidly changing, and poised itself to change with the times in order to be recognized as “The Standard of Excellence” in decorative lighting.
A spacious showroom in High Point (now in its 4th expansion) offers display of both chandelier collections as well as 1000 lamp styles and almost 3000 decorative accessories.
Wildwood: The Standard of Excellence in decorative lighting. A unique collection reflecting the talents of Far Eastern and European artisans combined with the creative efforts of American craftsmen. Authentic, time honored designs reproduced with meticulous attention to detail and color in the old world manner. Striking traditional and transitional creations blending techniques and materials of the past to meet the dictates of today's designs. These lamps grace the homes of those who demand unerring quality and consummate good taste.
Constantly seeking artware of uncommon beauty and distinction, Wildwood designers travel the world over to find glorious Kutani Porcelains from Japan, elegant lead crystals from Germany and Florentine tole ware from Italy. But each lamp is still individually inspired and created by hand. With great care the lamps are richly embellished with hand finished mountings, handsome hardware accents and a wide repertoire of shade treatments to complement form and function. A Wildwood lamp truly yields the promise of beauty to be cherished for years to come.
Wildwood Lamps & Accents can be found in our Farmville location in Building #5, as well as in our Manassas, VA and Raleigh, NC stores.