Gustav Stickley, ‘Tall-Back Spindle Settle, Model No. 286’, circa 1905, Sotheby's: Important Design

Executed by the Craftsman

An example of this iconic model is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (119.1996). Workshops of Gustav Stickley, Eastwood, NY

Signature: with firm's decal

Stephen Gray and Robert Edwards, eds., Collected Works of Gustav Stickley, New York, 1981, p. 129
Stephen Gray, The Early Work of Gustav Stickley, New York, 1987, p. 121
Tod M. Volpe and Beth Cathers, Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement: 1890-1920, New York, 1988, p. 39
Leslie Greene Bowman, American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design, Los Angeles, 1990, p. 76 (for an example of the model in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
David Cathers and Alexander Vertikoff, Stickley Style: Arts and Crafts Homes in the Craftsman Tradition, New York, 1999, p. 202
David Cathers, Gustav Stickley, New York, 2003, p. 132 (for an example of the model in the collection of Crab Tree Farm)
Judith A. Barter, Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, Chicago, 2009, p. 104 (for an example of the model in the collection of Crab Tree Farm)
Kevin W. Tucker, Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement, Dallas, 2010, p. 47

Skinner, Boston, MA, October 24, 1987, lot 87
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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