Stickley Furniture Arts & Crafts Mission School Oak Filing Cabinet

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An Arts & Crafts Mission School Oak Filing Cabinet by Stickley Furniture in 2006. A classic Mission School design applied to the usually mundane and ugly filing cabinet, transforming a functional storage unit into a thing of beauty. Complete with numerous subtle decorative details such as exposed tenons and pegged joints. Privately imported into the UK by its former owners.. Featuring:

  • Solid very well figured quarter-sawn Oak throughout (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.)
  • 4 filing drawers (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails) each with Accuride drawer glides and rails for vertical suspended files
  • Fielded panels surrounded by rails and stiles joined by through tenons secured with pegs to both sides and the back
  • Mission style copper handles
  • Working locking mechanism which also limits the draws to opening one at a time.
  • Natural oil based finish

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Height 1450mm (4 feet 9 inches)
  • Overall Width 570mm (1 foot 10 1/4 inches)
  • Overall Depth 720mm (2 feet 4 1/4 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.

2006

Stickley oval shopmark brand and metal "Mission Medallion" (Adopted in 1985 and 1989 respectively)

Excellent condition with , smoothly sliding drawers, tight joints, original finish, excellent rich colour and grain and keys present. 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



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