Rare Antique Mission Oak Round Table With Revolving Bookshelf. This is a period piece and is not a copy or reproduction. It is an authentic antique manufactured in the Roycroft or Gustav Stickley style during the Arts & Crafts Movement and dates approximately circa 1900-1910.

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This very unique mission oak antique round table is beautifully executed. It has great workmanship and truly represents the Arts & Crafts Movement in furniture style. It probably once upon a time had a paper label (signature) for the Stickley factory. The table is solid oak with oak veneered over oak on the legs. The center revolving bookshelf is also oak veneer on oak.

COMMENT: This antique table with revolving bookshelf is considered a rare piece of mission oak furniture. Definitely a must for a connoisseur collector! This is an extremely interesting table which can easily fit any posh home decor. It is relatively small, not massive, therefore it can fit into a small apartment, small condo or small house.

FURNITURE COMPANY & HISTORY: Quite possibly attributed to Gustav Stickley.This period table-revolving bookshelf could have had a paper label which went missing over the years. Consequently we could not find any company signature. However this is a very unique table and we do believe from research that it is more than likely Gustav Stickley. For more information on Stickley signatures click on this link: www.stickleymuseum.com/ExploreStickleyHistory.cfm

CHARLES LIMBERT? These were three very eminent designers and furniture makers of this style and period. There were some others worthy of mention, however it would take too much time to research at this moment. These are several of the more prominent names to know when discussing and purchasing this style furniture.

Mission oak manufacturers were quite abundant throughout the United States. Some other well known factories were Bohm Cabinet Co, Rochester, N.Y., Webster Mfg. Co., Barber Bros. Co., Hastings, Illinois, Colonial Chair Co., Chicago; Hull, Stickney & Co., Boston, North American Furniture Co., Holland Furniture Co.,Holland Michigan, J.M. Yong & Sons, Camden, N.Y., etc. The list is endless.

Gustav StickleyThe Craftsman, a periodical which began by expounding the philosophy of the English Arts & Crafts movement but which matured into the voice of the American movement. He worked with architect Harvey Ellis to design house plans for the magazine, which published 221 such plans over the next fifteen years. He also established the Craftsman Home Builders Club in 1903 to spread his ideas about domestic organic architecture. Stickley began making furniture in the mission oak style with the founding of the Craftsman Workshops in Eastwood, New York (now a part of Syracuse, New York. This short bit of information is quoted from this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Stickley Should you wish to read more, continue by clicking on the preceding link.

Gustav Stickley, his brothers L & J.G. Stickley, Roycroft, and Limberts Furniture Company were among the finest of the Arts & Crafts period furniture makers in the USA.

Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Eric County, New York. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. The name Roycroft was chosen after the printers, Samuel and Thomas Roycroft, who made books in London from about 1650-1690. And beyond this, the word Roycroft had a special significance to Elbert Hubbard, meaning King's Craft. This information is quoted from this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roycroft Should you wish to read more, click on this preceding link.

Many designers and companies played an important role in the development of the design over the years. L & JG. Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Charles Limbert, Charles Rohlfs, Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company (Lifetime), The Shop of the Crafters, Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene and Greene. Mission Oak Style furniture became increasingly popular following the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in 1901. The following years saw designers begin to blend the original style with Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau.

Charles P. Limbert was born in Lyonsville, Pennsylvania in 1854 and died at his home outside Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1923. Influenced by the heavily Dutch population of the Grand Rapids area, Limbert started designing and building "Dutch Arts and Crafts" style furniture and lighting at his Grand Rapids factory in 1902. He always used the phrase "Arts and Crafts," and never the word "mission" to describe his furniture. Limbert claimed that the original Spanish Mission Style was derived from Dutch furniture designs. He employed a designer of Austrian background named William Gohlke. Paul Horti, famous for Shop of the Crafters designs, also designed some furniture for Limbert. Of all American Arts and Crafts furniture makers, Limbert was perhaps the best known for his use of decorative cutouts, including squares, spades, hearts, etc. While Arts and Crafts enthusiasts may not find all Limbert designs aesthetically pleasing, the good designs are very good. Charles was the son of a furniture dealer and cabinet maker, Levi H. Limbert. He first joined the furniture industry as a salesman, and in that capacity he was highly regarded. In 1894 he started a Grand Rapids, Michigan factory making chairs, all the while continuing to act as a sales agent for other furniture makers. He is recognized for having popularized the rustic furniture of Old Hickory of Martinsville, Indiana. In 1906, he opened a factory in Holland, Michigan where he produced furniture until 1922 when he fell to ill health which led to factory closure. This information was taken from this link : www.arts-crafts.com/archive/limbert.shtml should you wish to read more.

CIRCA: 1900-1910

Diameter: 27.50"
Height: 29.50"

Normal patina. Has never been painted or stripped. One leg has some veneer missing which can be restored. The narrow veneer piece missing toward the bottom leg measures .50" wide by 9.50" high from the floor. Other than this damage, there is a semi-circle damage to the top which was possibly caused by a hot pot being placed on it. There is no other obvious damage. Considering condition and rarity we have priced it accordingly.


PRICE: $575.00

SALE PRICE: $375.00

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