When the Stickley brothers opened their furniture companies in the 1880s, they had a simple philosophy in mind. They worked toward simplicity and honesty in design, inspired by the Flemish phrase ‘Als Ik Kan’ (to the best of one’s ability). This approach emphasized quality craftsmanship, sturdy joinery, and plain surfaces. It also set the foundation for the broader American Arts and Crafts movement, which emerged in the late 19th century. California Historical Design’s upcoming arts and crafts sale will highlight several notable furniture items from the various Stickley companies. A strap-hinge cabinet made between 1905 and 1907 leads the catalog. Produced by Leopold and John George Stickley, this piece features the original finish.
Several other Stickley furniture items are available, including a pencil-post divan made by Gustav Stickley. Arts and crafts furniture collectors can also find a set of eight side chairs from the Stickley brothers, made around 1907. Due to their age and limited availability, these chairs rarely come to auction as a set. Beyond the Stickley items, the sale includes pieces by Charles Limbert, the Roycroft arts and crafts community, and others.
A double-gourd vase from Teco leads the ceramics offerings. Founded in 1885, the American Tera Cotta Tile and Ceramic Company (Teco) was best-known for its smooth, matte green glazes. The available pot has an hourglass shape with four curved handles. The catalog will also present fine art by Charles Warren Eaton, Florence Lundborg, and Carl Oscar Borg. View the full listings and place a bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (374), Furniture (106), Fine Art (61), Jewelry (43)
# of Lots:865
Price Range:$75 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|L&JG Stickley Strap-Hinge China Cabinet c1905-1907|| Estimate: |
|Dirk van Erp Hammered Copper & Mica Lamp c1911-1912|| Estimate: |
|Massive Teco Pottery #287A Double-Gourd Matte Green Buttress Vase c1910|| Estimate: |
|Charles Warren Eaton Painting|| Estimate: |
|Carl Oscar Borg Painting Santa Barbara Mission c1920s|| Estimate: |
|Limbert 146 Oval Cutout Table c1910|| Estimate: |
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