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Gustav Stickley


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Small Townsend Bench Stickley Recliner Set L.&J. G Tabourette Table #573 Low Table with thru tenoned shelf

Low Table Inspired by George Nakashima

"......people who are buying Craftsman furniture can feel that the pieces they purchase today will never go 'out of style', but will be even more appropriate and beautiful as time goes on." ---------Gustav Stickley

Floating Stone Woodworks is a custom furniture shop in New Bedford Massachusetts specializing in handcrafted tables, bookcases, consoles, case pieces and benches. Every piece of furniture is built and finished individually. The joints are precision cut and hand fitted. The finish is hand rubbed oil and varnish or french polished shellac. Each piece is signed and dated. I use highly figured hardwoods sourced from FSC certified dealers who buy only from managed, renewable forests - quarter-sawn white oak, cherry, maple and walnut. I don't use plywood or veneers and limit the use of imported woods, such as mahogany and teak. The boards for each piece are carefully selected to match figure, pattern and grain. If desired, I will show the lighter shaded "sap-wood" in cherry and walnut tabletops because of the wonderful color patterns it creates.


Because the pieces are individually made, dimensions may be altered to suit your requirements. You may select the wood for your piece and I will do my best to work with you as far as scheduling a piece for a special gift or occasion. Review the pages on my web site and feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Gustav Stickley: a well-known spokesman for the Arts and Crafts movement, combined the roles of furniture designer, manufacturer and architect. Stickley is best known today for his straightforward furniture, sometimes called "mission" or "Craftsman furniture."


The Greene Brothers: well know architects of the Arts and Crafts Era, are famous for the Bungalows which are finely crafted homes built around the turn of the century. Perhaps, the most famous of the bungalows is the Gamble House in Pasadena. The majority of their homes are in Pasadena and the surrounding towns.


The Arts & Crafts Movement: also known as Mission Style or Craftsman Style Furniture had its roots in the Mid 19th Century in the United Kingdom with the works of such individuals as William Morris (see below), Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Richard Norman Shaw. The Arts & Crafts Movement gained followers in the United States through the efforts of Gustav Stickley, The Roycrofters, and many major architects at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.


The term Mission style Furniture is also used to describe Arts and Crafts Furniture and design in the United States. The use of this term reflects the influence of traditional furnishings and interiors from the American Southwest, which had many features in common with the earlier British Arts and Crafts forms. Charles and Henry Greene were important Mission style architects working in California. Mission Style interiors were often embellished with Native American patterns, or actual Southwestern Native American artifacts such as rugs, pottery, and baskets.


William Morris: his work formed the centerpiece of the founding of the Arts & Crafts Movement, encompassing designs for wallpaper, carpet, fabric, woven tapestries, furniture, book binding and printing. He encouraged methods of hand production over machine production. Today he is especially known for his pattern designs.


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