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Auctions at Showplace features Stickley furniture, fine art Dec. 20
NEW YORK – On Dec. 20, Auctions at Showplace will continue the 2020 holiday auction season with choice selections of fine art, furniture, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts fresh to the market from New York City estates. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Stickley furniture embodies honesty, simplicity
NEW YORK – “Als ik Kan” translates to “to the best of my ability.” A longstanding motto for Flemish craftsmen, this phrase became a guiding tenet for Gustav Stickley (1858–1942), the most well well known of five brothers from Osceola, Wisconsin, whose legacy helped shape the evolution of American furniture.
Stickley Brothers – Everyman’s Stickley
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – The name Stickley is perhaps one the most famous and widely respected family names in the history of American furniture. And the most widely recognized of the five Stickley brothers was the oldest, Gustav. I have postulated that Gustav was ultimately responsible for the “American Look” in 20th century furniture. […]
Furniture Specific: Stickley and the American look
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – At the turn of the 20th century the growing giant that would become industrial America was saddled with two primary furniture styles, Golden Oak and Colonial Revival. Of course there were other looks like the last bits of Renaissance Revival and the beginning struggles of Art Nouveau, but they were secondary […]