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Object Name Desk
Date 1910 ca
Description One drawer desk of green stained oak. There is one wide shelf acting as a bottom cross piece. The front legs are enhanced by decorative arches toward the center. The drawer knobs are plain wood 1.75".

The desk was manufactured by L & J.G. Stickley (Leopold and John George Stickley), around 1910 in Fayetteville, New York. It can be dated by the distinctive 'mark' that the Stickley brothers used to identify their work, which can be found on each piece. The marks on this piece indicates that it was produced between 1910 and 1912. This chair was produced by Leopold and John George Stickley around 1910 in Fayetteville, New York. It can be dated by the distinctive 'mark' that the Stickley brothers used to identify their work, which can be found on each piece. The marks on these pieces indicate that they were produced between 1910 and 1912, and they distinguish the Stickley Craftsman Workshops furniture from that of their competitors. Stickley furniture has little or no ornamentation.

'Mission' or 'Arts and Crafts' furniture was popular around the turn of the twentieth century. The Arts and Crafts movement was fueled by the belief that houses should be furnished in a simpler, more honest way. It was a straightforward, functional style, very different from the fussy Victorian furniture of the preceding century. The "mission" of the Stickley Brothers was to produce hand-crafted, sturdy furniture. Craftsman furniture is usually made of quarter-sawn white oak, and clear dye stains enhance the natural grain.
Maker's Information

Material Wood
Dimensions H-29 W-36 D-24 inches
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1346
Search Terms Stickley
Oak
L & J.G. Stickley
Desk