Welcome to Inside Stickley, a reboot of our blog that will offer frequent peeks behind the curtain of this iconic company. Few brands have a history as rich as ours, so we’re eager to share some of our favorite snapshots from that history, celebrate its well-known and lesser-known personalities, and remind readers why Stickley remains so special after 120 years! You’ll even find the occasional goodie among the articles: downloadable content, fun giveaways, and opportunities to share your #StickleyStyle and stories. Subscribe to our email list and never miss a new entry. We look forward to you coming along for the ride!
The left photograph above, taken at an annual birthday party, shows Leopold Stickley and his second wife, Louise Bowman Stickley, in the early 1950s. At this time, Leopold had been the sole owner of the L. & J.G. Stickley furniture company for more than 30 years following the death of this brother and partner, John George. Now look at the full picture.
In home décor as in life, fashions come and go, and there’s no denying that the original period of Mission furniture’s popularity in America was
Leopold Stickley decided in 1902 to leave his brother Gustav’s United Crafts workshop, where he was foreman, partnering instead with younger brother John George to
Shortly after Alfred and Aminy Audi purchased L. & J.G. Stickley from Louise Stickley in 1974, they discovered yet another legacy left behind by her
If there were any doubt as to who set Gustav Stickley on the Arts and Crafts path, the very first issues of his Craftsman
“Altogether, he is to be regretted as one who possessed the sacred fire of genius.” This often-quoted tribute to Harvey Ellis, written by Gustav
For well over a century, Stickley has been a force in the world of furniture, and one with a distinctive, easy-to-recognize look. That amazing hardwood