From the Back Cover
Studying, exhibiting and collecting Gustav Stickley's austere, functional designs for furniture and other home furnishings continue to be major pursuits of scholars, curators, dealers and collectors in the decorative-arts field. This volume brings back into print two original Craftsman catalogs illustrating and describing a broad range of Stickley's furniture designs, complete with the original captions citing materials, dimensions and prices.
Among the furniture shown are armchairs, rockers, stools, settles, desks, beds, music cabinets, drop-leaf tables, nests of tables, chests of drawers, sideboards, china cabinets and dressers. The other items offered in the catalogs include wicker baskets, fabrics, pottery, lamps, china, silverware and glass.
With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs, first published in 1912 and ca. 1915, are essential reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. In addition, they offer social historians and students of Americana documentation of the new design trend and philosophy that swept America in the early years of the 20th century, creating a bold break with the past and setting new directions in modern design.