Seaman's Furniture

Seaman's Furniture was an American chain of furniture stores based in Woodbury, New York.

Seaman's Furniture
FateLiquidation; sold to Levitz
Founded1933; 87 years ago (1933)
Defunct2005; 15 years ago (2005)
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York, United States
ProductsHome Furniture


The company was founded by Julius Seaman in 1933[1] with its first store in Brooklyn, New York. The chain was in business for more than 70 years until it merged into Levitz in 2005.[2]

On February 8, 1990, Seaman's Furniture announced that Morton and Jeffrey Seaman would leave the company; it was later succeeded by Matthew D. Serra, former president and chief executive of G. Fox.[3]

The chain was known for its slogan, "See Seaman's First".

In popular cultureEdit

Seaman's Furniture is mentioned in a song by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. In the song "Electric Relaxation" on their third album, "Midnight Marauders," Phife Dawg utters the ribald lyric: "Let me hit it from the back, girl/I won't catch a hernia/Bust off on your couch/Now you got Seaman's furniture."

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sharon L. & Matt Crenson. "The Ties that Bind". Wharton Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Levitz Home Furnishings Declares Bankruptcy; Company Says Retail Operations to Continue As Usual". RTO Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Daniel F. Cuff (February 9, 1990). "BUSINESS PEOPLE; Family Members Leave At Seaman Furniture". The New York Times. Retrieved December 28, 2010.

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