Lot 27: Gustav Stickley sideboard 108"w x 24.5"d x 43"h
December 3, 2016
Oak Park, IL, USALive Auction
Eastwood, NY, circa 1906
signed with paper label and red decal
108"w x 24.5"d x 43"h
Similar examples shown
Cathers, David, American Arts & Crafts Furniture from the Two Red Roses Foundation Palm Harbor: Two Red Roses Foundation, pp. 62-63
Tucker, Kevin W., Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, New Haven: Dallas Museum of Art, 2010, pp. 92-93, 130-131
This example is similar to Gustav Stickley''s original dining room sideboard manufactured for his 438 Columbus Avenue residence in Syracuse, New York. A house fire in 1901 gave Stickley the opportunity to renovate the interior to suit his Craftsman-style taste, making his home an early American example of an exclusively Arts & Crafts designed interior. This sideboard is quite rare and only four examples of this form are known.
The remaining examples reside in the collections of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, The Two Red Roses Foundation and The Crab Tree Farm Foundation, where the sideboard was exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Finish wear to top, some staining and seam separation to one board. Hardware repatinated by Michael Adams, Aurora Studios. Veneer on doors has been replaced, some edge chips. Interior of door has veneer patches at top. Some veneer loss to legs at side. Overcoated finish to interior sections at sides of cabinet.