|Merged into||Furniture, Timber and Allied Trades Union|
|Affiliation||TUC, ITUC, NFBTO|
|Key people||Alf Tomkins (General Secretary)|
The union was founded in 1947 by the merger of the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association and the Amalgamated Union of Upholsterers. By the 1960s, the union was keen to merge with other in its sector; in 1969, it absorbed the United French Polishers' Society, and the following year, the Midland Glass Bevellers' and Kindred Trades' Society joined.
The union sponsored Labour Party candidates in several Parliamentary elections.
|1964 general election||Newcastle upon Tyne North||Sidney Lee||12,515||39.1||2|
|Nottingham South||William Frederick Back||21,046||41.0||2|
|1970 general election||Shoreditch and Finsbury||Ronald Brown||14,474||66.9||1|
- Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of British Trade Unions, vol.3, p.332
- V. L. Allen, Power in trade unions, p.284