Lot 108
  • 108

Gustav Stickley

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
40,625 USD
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Description

  • Gustav Stickley
  • A Rare "Eastwood" Stool, Model No. 725
  • oak with the original leather upholstery and brass tacks
  • 18 x 19  7/8  x 17 in. (45.7 x 50.5 x 43.2 cm)
executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, NY

Provenance

Private Collection, New York, circa 1902
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by Robert Kaplan, New York, circa 1997
Cathers & Dembrosky, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998

Literature

Stephen Gray and Robert Edwards, eds., The Collected Works of Gustav Stickley, New York, 1981, pp. 25 and 30
Stephen Gray, The Early Works of Gustav Stickley, New York, 1981, pp. 51 and 75
A. Patricia Bartinique, Gustav Stickley, His Craft: A Daily Vision and a Dream, Parsippany, NJ, 1992, p. 40
David M. Cathers, Gustav Stickley, London, 2003, p. 51
Linda H. Roth and Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, eds., At Home with Gustav Stickley:  American Arts & Crafts from the Stephen Gray Collection, London, 2008, p. 50

Catalogue Note

The present lot represents a rare large-scale variant of Stickley’s iconic “Eastwood" stool.  This stool was part of a larger commission of early, defining Stickley forms that were acquired from descendants of the original owners.  Originally one of a pair, the larger proportions of the piece truly sets it apart from Stickley's production models.  The stool offered here is one of only two "Eastwood" stools presently known to retain their original leather upholstery.  This offering is the very first appearance of an “Eastwood” stool with original leather to emerge on the auction market, further highlighting its rarity and importance as an exemplar of American Arts and Crafts furniture.
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