Gustav Stickley, ‘Director's Table, Model No. 631 1/2’, circa 1905, Sotheby's

Property from the Collection of Robert Kaplan, Maplewood, New Jersey

Signature: with remnants of the original paper label

Manufacturer: executed by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, New York

Gustav Stickley, Craftsman Furniture, Eastwood, New York, 1912, p. 32
Gustav Stickley, Craftsman House: A Book for Home-Makers, New York, 1913, pp. 32 and 35 (for the standard Director's model shown in situ in period commissions)
Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs, New York, 1979, p. 51
Stephen Gray and Robert Edwards, eds., Collected Works of Gustav Stickley, New York, 1981, p. 106 (for the standard model, no. 631)
From Architecture to Object: Masterworks of the American Arts & Crafts **Movement, New York, 1989, pp. 38 (for a period photograph of the standard model in Gustav Stickley's Syracuse residence) and 39 (for the standard model, no. 631)
Leslie Green Bowman, American Arts & Crafts; Virtue in Design, exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990, p. 89
A. Patricia Bartinique, Gustav Stickley: His Craft, Parsippany, NJ, 1992, p. 59 (for the standard model, no. 631)
Barbara Mayer, In the Arts & Crafts Style, New York, 1992, p. 151 (for the present lot illustrated)
David Cathers, Furniture of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, Philmont, 1996, p. 213
David Cathers and Alexander Vertikoff, Stickley Style: Arts and Crafts Homes in the Craftsman Tradition, New York, 1999, p. 181
Douglas Congdon-Martin, ed., The Gustav Stickley Photo Archives, Atglen, PA, 2002, frontis (for the above period photograph of the standard model in Gustav Stickley's Syracuse residence) and p. 106 (for the standard model, no. 631)
Linda H. Roth and Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, eds., At Home with Gustav Stickley: American Arts & Crafts from the Stephen Gray Collection, London, 2008, p. 91 (for the standard model, no. 631)
Kevin W. Tucker, Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement, exh. cat., Seattle, 2010, p. 139 (for a variant of the model)

Private Family, Syracuse, New York, circa 1905
Beth Cathers and Nick Dembrosky, Tenafly, New Jersey
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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