2006 Stickley Arts Crafts Quartersawn Oak Mission Library Writing Kneehole Desk



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An Arts & Crafts Mission School Oak ‘Executive’ design Desk by Stickley Furniture made in 2006. A classic Mission School design and build to a very high standard. All the style of an Arts & Crafts desk, with practical and useable storage.


Central drawer (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails) with build in pen holder
2 small uppers drawers in each pedestal (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails).
2 filing drawers in each pedestal (made with solid drawer carcasses joined with lap and through dovetails) each with Accuride drawer glides and rails for vertical suspended files
Planked panelling to the sides and back
Modesty panel
Mission style copper handles
Natural oil based finish
Solid very well figured quarter-sawn Oak throughout (quarter-sawing is a method of sawing oak logs to produce boards with superior strength making it less likely to crack shrink or warp. It also gives the finished boards prominent highly decorative 'medullary rays' in its grain.)
Working lock

Stickley oval shopmark brand and metal ""Mission Medallion"" (Adopted in 1985 and 1989 respectively)

Excellent condition with , smoothly sliding drawers, tight joints, original finish, excellent rich colour and grain and key.

L. & J. G. Stickley was founded in 1902 by Leopold and John George Stickley after having worked with their brother Gustav. They drew their inspiration form many of his designs. Their furniture was designed to be honest; a reaction against the fake joinery, unnecessary gaudiness, and shoddy workmanship of mass production. It all uses solid construction, ""what-you-see-is-what-you-get"" joinery, and the highest quality woods combined with elegant designs, that are beautiful to look at, practical, exceedingly strong and long-lasting

The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. Oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

Arts and Crafts Mission School furniture is designed with clean simple elegant lines and panels that accentuate the grain of the wood (often quartersawn oak) and show off the craftsman involved in making them. Founded in America when people were looking for alternatives the excesses of Victorian times and the influx of mass-produced furniture from the Industrial Revolution. Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley (Gustav Stickley's brothers) and Charles Limbert are probably the best known makers, with their work all being to a very high standard and is now highly sought after
89 2254 #35 Fayetville Finish


Very good, gently used, light edge wear.


28" x 53.75" x 30.25"h, kneehole 21.75" x 24"h