A preface by Robert L. Rather, it expressed the plain principle of honest construction and the sturdiness and beauty of the primary wood used, American white oak. Superior craftsmanship, timeless design, and a true passion for surpassing a customer's expectations. The pictures, although small, are faithfully reproduced from the original catalogues, and can be used to more fully understand the general concepts of the Arts and Crafts style of furniture. The Stickley Shop Mark Through the years, our shop mark has taken on different appearances, but its meaning has never changed: Timeless quality. The contemporary antique collector can now see hundreds of pieces of Craftsman furniture as they were actually offered for sale in two Stickley catalogs — Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley 1910 and The Work of L. Stickley Mission Medallion 1989-Present To celebrate the reissue of the Stickley Mission Collection, we revisit the combined handscrew and joiners compass of our founding brothers.
The spine may show signs of wear. But two other Stickley labels occasionally appear, reflecting the enterprises of two other Stickley brothers: , run by Charles Stickley, and of Grand Rapids, run by Albert Stickley. In 1895 he traveled to Europe for the first time and a transformation began. With that said, there are still rare pieces that come onto the market so infrequently that they will always do well, such as custom or early pieces of Gustav Stickley furniture in excellent condition. Directly influenced by William Morris' Arts and Crafts Movement in England, the Stickley family created what is now known and prized as Craftsman style furniture. The two-drawer library table in Figure 2, made circa 1902, shows how much his work had changed in the two years following the Celandine Tea Table. Consequently, well-made, well-designed furniture was not simply a practical or esthetic necessity, it was also a moral imperative.
May contain highlighting, handwriting or underlining through out the book. The straight aprons are joined to the legs by means of mortise and tenon, with four exposed pins holding each joint. Relatives and rivals, they were often confused, even in their own lifetimes. It also demonstrates a variety of techniques for oil and acrylic painting and includes the work of several established contemporary landscape artists. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. For over 100 years, Stickley has prided itself on offering customers a wide spectrum of choices for furnishing their homes.
It is this that is the basis for all fine furniture. When your done you have a piece that has been refinished twice usually not a good thing as each refinishing takes away a certain amount of the original volume of the wood , not to mention the extra time and money required to get the finish from light to dark. The spine may show signs of wear. Although Stickley's furniture was machine-made, it had a handcrafted air - an effect it accomplished by emphasizing the details of its construction: visible tenons ends of pieces of wood , exposed joints and the use of pins and pegs - never nails or glue - as fasteners. Based in Eastwood, New York, his company manufactured furniture, metalwork, and textiles from 1900 to 1916.
The 1910 catalog is in many ways a pivotal one, for it signals the beginnings of a shift in his work. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Five chairs is not a set. About this Item: Dover Publications, Incorporated. Craftsman Billiard Room ith more than three decades of experience, Stuart F. The spine may show signs of wear. He began publishing house designs by various architects the illustrations featured his furniture prominently! Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Rather, it expressed the plain principles of honest construction and the sturdiness and beauty of the primary wood used, American white oak. Along with articles about other Arts and Crafts advocates and designers, like John Ruskin and William Morris, whom the Morris Chair was named after, the magazine published plans showing readers how to construct their own furniture, handicrafts, and even houses - simple, airy one- or two-story structures, built in harmony with their landscape, and preferably of local materials. Enough items are represented to be able to design similar items on your own. If you have a piece with good original leather upholstery, even with a minor tear, the value of your piece will be enhanced. Unadorned, plain surfaces were enlivening by the careful application of colorants so as not to obscure the grain of the wood and mortise and tenon joinery was exposed to emphasize the structural qualities of the works. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Beginning in 1904, any subscriber was eligible to receive a free set of house plans on homes that would be designed and published each month in the magazine.
All other things being equal, an original finish piece should bring 30 to 50% more than a piece with a decent refinish in a medium to a dark color. In The Craftsman he published plans showing exactly how to make Craftsman furniture, and most of the designs were taken from his own work. An interesting phenomena regarding rarity is that when a previously unseen form by an important maker comes on the market, the selling price can be especially high you see this in the major auctions. When the Stickley brothers founded the company over a century ago, they recognized that efficient machinery only enhanced the craftsman's skill and vision. In addition, some later production furniture had light, almost blonde finishes, that are less desirable to collectors seeking the warmth and character of the original dark finishes.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Solomon comes to the World Wide Web in a dual role, with an Online Catalog and a Consultation and Appraisal Service. Later that year he launched The Craftsman magazine, with Syracuse University professor Irene Sargent as editor. Sixteen pages of additional Onondaga Shops drawings and some photos of pieces in private collections have been added. The scholarly research and photographs presented in this work are for the most part not available in any other book.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Previously, they had worked with their three other brothers at a furniture company they had formed in 1884 called Stickley Brothers Company. In 1916, Craftsman Workshops failed, and Gustav was bought out by his younger brothers. About this Item: Dover Publications, Incorporated. The Same, Only Different Stylistically and ideologically, the designs of Gustav Stickley and L. They reflected the Arts and Crafts ideals of simplicity, honesty in construction, and truth to materials.
His magazine had achieved highly competitive circulation numbers. The main differences are in the details, recognizable mainly to Stickley scholars. Finishing is intimately linked to the beauty of fine furniture. Seen in this light, his catalogs are more than interesting documents of early twentieth-century American applied arts; they are also embodiments of social history. Stickley: The Upstarts The initials refer to two of Gustav's younger brothers: Leopold 1869-1957 and John George 1871-1921.