Gary Stover Presents Stickley Mission Oak Furniture
Posted August 28, 2013 | 0 favorites
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We'll carefully examine 3 very special pieces of Stickley mission oak furniture: a library table designed by Gustav Stickley c. 1910, a sideboard from L. & J. G. Stickley c. 1910, and a newer L. & J. G. Stickley wood frame sofa. We'll look at the construction details, hardware, finish, ways to identify and date the pieces, and consider how value is determined. How much does having a label affect value? How much does original finish matter? How much more is Gustav worth than L. & J.G. or Stickley Brothers? Or is Gustav worth more?? Stickley is still manufacturing mission oak furniture (and other styles) at their Manlius, New York factory--how do prices for their new pieces compare with those made in the Arts & Crafts period? Does "Made in America" register with today's American consumers, and if so, is it a positive or a negative? Is Arts & Crafts a style now in vogue or is it out?
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  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover One thing I left out in this discussion was the Stickley Brothers Furniture Company of Grand Rapids. It never merged into the company that is now "Stickley" or "L. & J.G. Stickley." Stickley Brothers was founded in 1891 by Albert & John George, John...  more
    August 29, 2013 - 1 likes this
  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover I promised to keep you updated on which of the Stickley pieces we discussed sell first. This past week the L & JG Stickley sofa sold, leaving the L & JG sideboard & Gustav desk still unsold. Gary
    November 6, 2013 - 1 likes this
  • Gary & Carol Stover
    Gary & Carol Stover The L & JG sideboard sold this past week, so only the Gustav desk remains. Gary
    January 8, 2014 - 1 likes this