The Collector Edition Turns 25!

The Collector Edition Turns 25!

[originally posted January 2024]

It’s hard to believe that a quarter of a century has passed since Stickley launched its first Collector Edition piece, the Millennium Chest, in 2000. In that span of time, the company has created limited-edition Mission pieces that have been highly prized by serious collectors and enthusiastic fans every year for their beauty, versatility, and impeccable craftsmanship.

                                               Stickley Collector Editions through the years

This year, our product development team had the honor and challenge of creating a landmark 25th Collector Edition piece, and the beautiful result, now available to the public until year’s end, is the Mission Rose Cabinet.

2024 Collector Edition Mission Rose Cabinet

Looking for ways to make this anniversary piece special, Stickley’s Director of Design Marissa Brown was inspired by, of all things, jewelry! “I wanted to create something on a smaller scale that could act almost as a decorative, eye-catching ornament in the room. Part of that is accomplished by the inlay, but even the enlarged chamfers at each corner of the cabinet are reminiscent of the facets on a gemstone.”


          Marissa describes the chamfer running the length of each corner


As for the distinctive inlay, our team adapted a bit of floral marquetry that appeared on a Stickley Brothers bedroom collection to create our new Mission Rose. The original rose design has been slightly recessed into the doors and enlarged to give it a more contemporary boldness. It’s assembled from a variety of artful wood veneers, with rose petals in walnut, buds in maple, the lower vine in cherry, and a border of beautifully figured bird’s eye maple, all set against a background of the cabinet’s quartersawn oak.

                        The original Stickley Brothers rose inlay, and today’s updated design

Interior storage and dark copper hardware

For all the beauty of the cabinet, functionality and versatility are essential, just as with all previous Collector Editions. Its small stature ensures that there’s a place for it in any room, either against a wall, floating in the room alongside an accent chair, or next to low bed. Inside is a shelf that can be adjusted or removed to accommodate whatever you need to store, from linens in a guest room to bottles, glassware, and accessories for a miniature bar. The Mission Rose Cabinet is indeed a jewel worthy of its place in Stickley history!

Additional sources:

Marissa Brown, Director of Design

Clark, Michael, and Thomas-Clark Jill. The Stickley Brothers. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2002.