Quaint Furniture in Arts and Crafts (Mission Furniture Catalogues Ser No 9)
Edited by Stephen Gray
Stickley Bros. Company, Grand Rapids Michiganc ca 1900. 1988 reprint edition by Turn of the Century Editions.
From the Back Cover
From the mid 1890's to the advent of World War I was an era of dynamic social change. Affluence and the naturalist movement fostered an awareness and appreciation of native American design This contributed to the emergence of the Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Stickley Brothers of Grand Rapids brought international influences and sophistication to the movement. This can be seen in their use of wood and metal inlay and hand-wrought copper detailing on furniture. Hammered. copper objects for everyday use and elaborately crafted lighting fixtures were also skillfully manufactured. The four catalogues edited and reassembled here show the work of Stickley Brothers in their earliest and strongest period.