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The Arts & Crafts furniture style (also known as Mission, Stickley, or Craftsman furniture) dates from around the turn of the century, and is characterized by a return to the ideal of quality, handcrafted workmanship and simple, honest design.

The style was born of a social reform movement that emphasized the pride and dignity of the individual worker in contrast to the assembly line factory system of the day.

Simple Craftsmanship

Arts and Crafts designers like Gustav Stickley, Harvey Ellis and Greene & Greene favored clean, simple lines, exposed joinery and excellent hand craftsmanship. Hallmarks of the style include:

  • Through tenons with wood pegs
  • Slats and spindles
  • Simple geometric lines with no carving or applied ornamentation
  • Hand hammered copper hardware.

Pieces were most often executed in quartersawn white oak with a rich, dark finish.

Versatile Style

Arts and Crafts design is at home in period or contemporary decor, and its simplicity, versatility and honesty of design and craftsmanship is at the heart of its popularity today.

Our Furniture

The photo to the right shows the copper handles and the spectacular quartersawn oak figure on our Arts & Crafts Armoire . You can see the craftsmanship of the maker in the flawless fit of the drawers and doors.

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More of Our Craftsman Collection

Craftsman Dining Set

Craftsman Bed

Craftsman Book stand

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