Stickley Furniture Art & Crafts Mission School Oak Large Extending Dining Table
A very large Art & Crafts Mission School Oak extending dining table by Stickley Furniture made in 2003. A very striking, classic design with pleasingly simple but elegant form. It can be used as a round table or extended to a copious 9 feet long, easily accommodating 12 people. Round tables are far more sociable that typical rectangular ones, allowing everyone to see and talk to each other. Featuring:
Solid oak throughout.
Round section top with curved apron on shaped trestle supports with sledge feet.
Very well figured quarter-sawn Oak (quarter-sawing is a method of sawing oak logs to produce boards with superior strength making it less likely to crack shrink or warp. It also gives the finished boards prominent highly decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain).
Three extending sections each held firmly in place when required
Can be separated into parts for easy transportation if needed.
Traditional blind tenons
Custom fit folding table protectors.
Approximate dimensions are:
Overall Length Extended 2700mm (106 inches)
Overall Diameter 1580mm (62 inches) [A round 5ft table offers a great deal more space than a 5 foot rectangular table]
Overall Height 770mm (30 inches) [A standard height for a dining table]
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you.
Stickley oval shopmark brand and metal "Mission Medallion" (Adopted in 1985 and 1989 respectively)
Superb condition with excellent rich colour and grain, smoothly working extending mechanism, tight joints and original finish.. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us.
L. & J. G. Stickley was founded in 1902 by Leopold and John George Stickley after having worked with their brother Gustav. They drew their inspiration form many of his designs. Their furniture was designed to be honest; a reaction against the fake joinery, unnecessary gaudiness, and shoddy workmanship of mass production. It all uses solid construction, "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" joinery, and the highest quality woods combined with elegant designs, that are beautiful to look at, practical, exceedingly strong and long-lasting
The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. Oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength
Arts and Crafts Mission School furniture is designed with clean simple elegant lines and panels that accentuate the grain of the wood (often quartersawn oak) and show off the craftsman involved in making them. Founded in America when people were looking for alternatives the excesses of Victorian times and the influx of mass-produced furniture from the Industrial Revolution. Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley (Gustav Stickley's brothers) and Charles Limbert are probably the best known makers, with their work all being to a very high standard and is now highly sought after