L. & J. G Stickley Arts & Crafts Mission School Quarter-sawn Oak Sideboard 2005

SKU0020597

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Features

An Arts & Crafts Mission School quarter-sawn oak sideboard made by Stickley Furniture in 2005. A very pleasingly simple but elegant design of remarkably modern form, in the classic Mission style, made with impeccable attention to detail. Stickley Mission furniture is very difficult to source in the UK. The quality of materials and workmanship mean the treated with care the sideboard will last many lifetimes, and still be looking amazing, featuring:
  • 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 graduated drawers (made with single plank fronts, solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails)
  • Two doors with fielded panels featuring butterfly joints, surrounded by rails and stiles joined by blind tenons
  • Upper gallery with with fielded panels
  • Lower shelf
  • Hand beaten copper handles and copper key
  • Constructed throughout using proper cabinet making techniques

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 116 cm (3 feet 9 and three quarters inches)
  • overall width 152 cm (4 feet 11 and three quarters inches)
  • overall depth 55 cm (1 foot 9 and three quarters inches)
  • height to top 97 cm (3 feet 2 and a quarter 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

Date

2005

Identification

Privately imported into the UK to furnish an Arts & Crafts house and very carefully looked after in the same household since then. L. & J. G. Stickley oval shopmark brand and metal 'Mission Medallion' (Adopted in 1985 and 1989 respectively) in dated 2005

Condition

Excellent condition with smoothly sliding drawers, snugly closing doors, original locks and key, tight joints, excellent colour and grain and original finish. Very minor bow in the lower shelf. 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

About L. & J. G. Stickley

L. & J. G. Stickley: 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

About Oak

Oak: 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

About Arts & Crafts Mission School Furniture

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

Questions

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