Ashton Harrison

Ashton Harrison of Brass Beds of Virginia Mon. Nov. 19, 2018. 12/3/2018: Ashton Harrison of Brass Beds of Virginia Mon. Nov. 19, 2018. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Ashton Harrison of Brass Beds of Virginia Mon. Nov. 19, 2018. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Ashton Harrison joined a group of eight investors to buy the assets of Brass Beds of Virginia from its co-founder in June 2016. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Ashton Harrison joined a group of eight investors to buy the assets of Brass Beds of Virginia from its co-founder in June 2016. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Darren McAdams prepares a bed for shipping at the factory at 3210 W. Marshall St. in Richmond. Brass Beds of Virginia has about 45 iron bed models and 30 brass bed models. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Darren McAdams prepares a bed for shipping at the factory at 3210 W. Marshall St. in Richmond. Brass Beds of Virginia has about 45 iron bed models and 30 brass bed models. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Angie Allen handpaints iron bed castings. The company employs the same craftsmanship that had been used for the past 40-plus years. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Angie Allen handpaints iron bed castings. The company employs the same craftsmanship that had been used for the past 40-plus years. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Kim Christian hand bends a brass pipe. The company makes about one brass bed and eight to 10 iron beds a week. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Kim Christian hand bends a brass pipe. The company makes about one brass bed and eight to 10 iron beds a week. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Danny Roccaforte assembles a steel bed at Brass Beds of Virginia Mon. Nov. 19, 2018. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH Danny Roccaforte assembles a steel bed at Brass Beds of Virginia Mon. Nov. 19, 2018. MARK GORMUS/TIMES-DISPATCH John Hill positions bent steel as he prepares to pour castings during 12/3/2018: Ashton Harrison joined a group of eight investors to buy the assets of Brass Beds of Virginia from its c

Ashton Harrison, who founded lighting products retailer Shades of Light in 1986, grew it into three locations, including the main store on West Broad Street across from Willow Lawn; created catalogs and a online store; and sold it in 2011. Since September 2017, she has been the CEO of the entity that operates Brass Beds of Virginia. She had been a vice president at the now-defunct furniture retailer This End Up from 1977 until she left in 1986.

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