Gustav Stickley Arts and Crafts Mission Oak Magazine Cabinet #79

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Gustav Stickley, Arts and Crafts Designer
  • Category: Mission Oak Furniture
  • Origin: Craftsman Workshops
  • Medium: Quarter-sawn Oak
  • Size: 40” high x 14” wide x 10” deep
  • Item # 24132
  • Price: $2150

Close up view of the side joints.Described in Gustav Stickley's 1904 Craftsman Catalog, as "A convenient rack for favorite books and periodicals." The catalog-listed price in 1904 was $8.50.

This mission oak cabinet falls into Gustav Stickley Furniture’s mature phase. With little more than a few pieces of plain oak boards, he created a functional yet very elegant piece of furniture. The sides rise vertically, creating a clean design and making the shelves conveniently able to hold books or magazines. The plain sides are punctuated by modest exposed tenons and half-circle cutouts, which make the piece easy to lift. An arched stretcher under the bottom shelf adds elegance to an otherwise simple structure. Here is decoration formed by structural and functional necessity as Gustav Stickley believed.

This is generally referred to as a D Ring Magazine Stand, based on the D-shaped cutouts.  It is my understanding that these were not signed with Stickley's logo because they were frequently sold through outlets like Sears.  I was told this by an antiques dealer but have not seen such in writing.

This Gustav Stickley Arts and Crafts Mission Oak Magazine Cabinet #79 functions well as a repository for Pueblo pottery. The spacing between the shelves is 8-1/2 inches.

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Gustav Stickley, Arts and Crafts Designer
  • Category: Mission Oak Furniture
  • Origin: Craftsman Workshops
  • Medium: Quarter-sawn Oak
  • Size: 40” high x 14” wide x 10” deep
  • Item # 24132
  • Price: $2150

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