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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 07-22-2018 05:34 PM 1129 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently visited the Stickley Museum. I did a review last week and a few people asked for more pix. Fellow LJ Sawdust2012 has a cousin that is the Executive Director of the museum and she authorized me to post the pix I had taken. Thank you Sawdust2012, aka Tim.

The front of the house.

The adjacent buildings that were meant to be dormitories for a school that never got off the ground.

Stickley thought that wicker furniture was a nice counter point to his “heavy” craftsman pieces.

Please excuse the quality of my pix, it is quite dark inside the house.

The museum is really a fantastic opportunity to step back in time and enjoy some of the best furniture of the time. I didn’t take pix of everything the museum has to offer so I encourage anyone interested in Arts & Crafts furniture to add this to your bucket list and see what you have been missing.

-- Art



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pottz

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#1 posted 07-22-2018 06:03 PM

no excuse needed your pics are perfect.along with g&g stickley is one of my favorites,i love the simple design.thanks for posting the pics.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 07-22-2018 06:15 PM

Good stuff Art! Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#3 posted 07-22-2018 06:20 PM

Nice pictorial Art. I’ll have to visit when I’m back in NY. It’s maybe an hour drive for me from my place in Brooklyn.

Art have you had the chance to visit MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)? They have an impressive, permanent Architecture & Design collection that is full of turn of the century crafted furniture, industrial design objects and much more. Very much worth the visit.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 07-22-2018 06:49 PM

wow, that is a great building to house the collection in also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 07-22-2018 08:35 PM

That was great. I really enjoyed your presentation, THANKS!
I am a Stickley fan anyway.He built very fine quality and beautiful pieces.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 07-22-2018 09:15 PM

Bill, I haven’t been to MoMA but know that I should go. One of the pieces in the Stickley Museum is on (maybe) permanent loan from MoMA.

-- Art

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#7 posted 07-23-2018 02:07 AM

Thanks for the additional pictures. I wonder if the inlays on the bed are Harvey Ellis’s work or someone else? That Morris style chair is different from the later versions as well. It’s always interesting to see the “original” furniture and compare it to the later versions.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 07-23-2018 03:25 PM

Thanks for the great pics Art. I’m very fond of the Stickley style. Didn’t know they had a museum.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 07-23-2018 08:44 PM

Earl, I think it is Harvey Ellis. I know that there are Ellis pieces in the house and those beds are the the only pieces that had any inlay that I recall.

-- Art

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#10 posted 07-25-2018 04:00 AM

That sideboard/buffet is nice. I wouldn’t mind having that in my house. Also, I think it’s a writing desk (third pic) would be a cool project. Inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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#11 posted 07-25-2018 09:41 PM

Thanks for “taking us along” Art!

Did you see anything for your “must-do” project list?
I’m always getting “orders” from SWMBO for an armoire.

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#12 posted 07-25-2018 09:46 PM

Splint, I really didn’t see any “must-do” items, but mainly because my house is full. However, I really like the little book case in the final pic. I might make one just cuz. :)

-- Art

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