Orchard Furniture

Holding in Company

Orchard Furniture PLC
7 June 2001


                            Orchard Furniture plc

Orchard Furniture plc has been advised Schweco Nominees Limited holds
125,400,000 ordinary shares of 1p each, representing 5.84 per cent. of the
issued share capital. These shares are owned beneficially by the following:

Meldon Limited                                                      123,000,000
M Rosenthal                                                           1,000,000
J J Shah                                                                500,000
Mr Wayman                                                               800,000
Mr G Argeband                                                           100,000

7 June, 2001