Stickley Furniture Arts & Crafts Mission School Leaded Glazed Oak Bookcase (b)
An Arts & Crafts Mission School double oak bookcase with leaded glazed door made by Stickley Furniture in 2006. A very pleasingly simple but elegant design of typical Mission School modern form, with large and deep enough shelves to be truly practical. Made to a very high of standard, by this leading Arts and Crafts maker. Featuring:
4 independently adjustable shelves in each side
Arched lower rails and traditional through tenons
Solid oak throughout.
Twin lockable glazed doors doors with leaded glass inserts.
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.)
Approximate dimensions are:
Shelf Width 490mm (1 foot 7 1/4 inches)
Shelf depth 290mm ( 11 1/4 inches)
Overall Width 1170mm (3 feet 10 inches)
Overall Height 1460mm (4 feet 9 1/4 inches)
Overall Depth 360mm (1 foot 2 inches)
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)
Excellent condition with, tight joints, excellent rich colour and grain, snugly closing doors., working locks with 2 keys present 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