Bassett Furniture Industries
BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES INC (Form: 4, Received: 09/16/1996 00:00:00)

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.
FORM 4
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
(X) Check box if no longer subject to Section 16.
Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instructions 1(b).

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person
BILLY M BRAMMER TTEE DENISE, BRAMMER VA TRUST DTD 11-25-93

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC

P O BOX 626 245 MAIN STREET BASSETT, VA 24055 USA
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC BSET
3. IRS or Social Security Number of Reporting Person (Voluntary) 54-6352502
4. Statement for Month/Year September 1996
5. If Amendment, Date of Original (Month/Year)

6. Relationship of Reporting Person to Issuer (Check all applicable) ( ) Director ( ) 10% Owner ( ) Officer (give title below) (X) Other
(specify below) TRUSTEE OF TRUST IS OFFICER OF ISSUER

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 Table I -- Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned                                                 |
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1. Title of Security       |2.    |3.    |4.Securities Acquired (A)         |5.Amount of        |6.Dir |7.Nature of Indirect       |
                           | Transaction |  or Disposed of (D)              |  Securities       |ect   |  Beneficial Ownership     |
                           |      |      |                                  |  Beneficially     |(D)or |                           |
                           |      |    | |                  | A/|           |  Owned at         |Indir |                           |
                           | Date |Code|V|    Amount        | D |    Price  |  End of Year      |ect(I)|                           |
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COMMON STOCK               |6-06-9|G   |V|400               |A  |           |1,723*             |D     |                           |
                           |6     |    | |                  |   |           |                   |      |                           |
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*BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP IS EX|      |    | |                  |   |           |                   |      |                           |
PRESSLY DISCLAIMED         |      |    | |                  |   |           |                   |      |                           |
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 Table II -- Derivative Securitites Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned                                                   |
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1.Title of Derivative |2.Con-  |3.   |4.    |5.Number of De |6.Date Exer|7.Title and Amount  |8.Price|9.Number    |10.|11.Nature of|
  Security            |version |Transaction | rivative Secu |cisable and|  of Underlying     |of Deri|of Deriva   |Dir|Indirect    |
                      |or Exer |     |      | rities Acqui  |Expiration |  Securities        |vative |tive        |ect|Beneficial  |
                      |cise    |     |      | red(A) or Dis |Date(Month/|                    |Secu   |Securities  |(D)|Ownership   |
                      |Price of|     |      | posed of(D)   |Day/Year)  |                    |rity   |Benefi      |or |            |
                      |Deriva- |     |      |               |Date |Expir|                    |       |ficially    |Ind|            |
                      |tive    |     |      |           | A/|Exer-|ation|   Title and Number |       |Owned at    |ire|            |
                      |Secu-   |     |    | |           | D |cisa-|Date |   of Shares        |       |End of      |ct |            |
                      |rity    |Date |Code|V|  Amount   |   |ble  |     |                    |       |Year        |(I)|            |
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                      |        |     |    | |           |   |     |     |            |       |       |            |   |            |
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Explanation of Responses:
SIGNATURE OF REPORTING PERSON
BILLY M BRAMMER TRUSTEE
DATE
9-11-96