Welcome to RVP~1875

RVP~1875 - the world’s leading historical furniture shop and museum, is located in the century-old Milligan Lumber Grain & Coal building in Jefferson, Iowa. Owner, Robby Pedersen, is a Master Furniture Maker with over 28 years of experience, who has built over 1300 pieces of historically accurate furniture using only the tools, techniques and finishes used in 1875 Iowa. On display is one of the largest working sets of 19th Century woodworking tools anywhere.  The shop features an 1860’s foot-powered lathe, an 1870’s hand-crank ripsaw, and over 650 different hand planes. The showroom displays over 130 pieces of Robby's prototype furniture, each with a story of historical significance.  Robby passionately shares his love of historic furniture making and how it relates to Iowa history with his visitors. RVP~1875 has been named 2013 Outstanding Tourism Business AND 2015 Outstanding Retail Experience and 2016 Outstanding Tourism Attractions in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa! Plan a trip soon to see why!
Winter hours: January through March: Fri and Sat 9- 5 or by appointment 515-975-3083. April thru December: Tues thru Sat 9-5 or by appointment
  • Welcome to RVP~1875