Stickley Furniture Arts & Crafts Mission School Morris Gus Bow Arm Oak Armchair (a)

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An Arts & Crafts Mission School 'Gus Bow Arm' Oak Armchair by Stickley Furniture made in 2004. An iconic design based on the 1901 Gustav Stickley design, inspired by William Morris. Very high build quality and a very elegant well proportioned chair, which is also surprisingly comfortable.. Featuring:

  • Curving oak arms.
  • Five-way adjustable reclining back held with oak pegs.
  • Leather seat and back cushions
  • Solid oak throughout
  • Traditional blind tenons secured with hand made pegs
  • 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:

  • Seat Height 500mm (1 foot 7 1/2 inches) [A standard height for an armchair]
  • Overall Width 700mm (2 feet 3 1/2 inches)
  • Overall Height 970mm (3 feet 2 inches)
  • Overall Depth 930mm (3 feet and 1/2 of an inch)
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.

2004

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

Excellent condition with, tight joints, excellent rich colour and grain, smoothly working reclining, original finish and clean leather.. 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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