21: Gustav Stickley Desk, Uncataloged Model
La Hacienda: The John L. Jerome Collection: 1902 Gustav Stickley desk, uncataloged model, letter rack at back over worn original leather top and original tacks, two drawers with original brass strap hardware above a lower shelf supported by double key and tenon construction, chamfered board sides with thru-tenon construction, original finish, signed with red decal. Dimensions: 36.5"w x 20.5"d x 34"h.
Reference: The Collected Works of Gustav Stickley, Turn of the Century Editions, New York, 1981, p. 29.
There are two versions of this desk at La Hacienda. One example is in a dark green finish with a wood top and was lightly used in an upstairs bedroom. The other has a lighter brown-orange finish and was heavily used in the living room area. It has an original leather top that is stained and badly worn.
all original tacks; loss of leather to edges and cuts to leather; overall roughness to leather top; fine oritinal finish to base; structurally sound