Harvey Ellis, ‘Music Cabinet’, 1903, Oscar Graf

Similar pieces: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Crab Tree Farm Foundation, Illinois - Leeds Art Foundation, Philadelphia - Two Red Roses Foundation, Florida - Private collection, NY

Signature: Signed with red decal

Image rights: Oscar Graf Peter Dressel

Manufacturer: Made by the Craftsman Workshops of Gustav Stickley in Eastwood, NY

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement’, 2010
Newark Museum of Art - Dallas Museum of Art - San Diego Museum of Art ‘The Art that is Life - The Arts & Crafts Movements in America, 1875 - 1920’, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1987 (for the example in the museum’s collection) ‘At Home with Gustav Stickley’, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 2009 (for the example formerly in the collection of Stephen Gray)

Stephen Gray, ‘The Early Work of Gustav Stickley’, 1987, page 138 Wendy Kaplan, ‘The Art that is Life : The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920’, 1987, page 245 - Kevin W. Tucker, ‘Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement’, Dallas, 2010, page 148 - Barbara Mayer, ‘In the Arts and Crafts Style’, 1992, pages 82 and 124

Original collection, Atlanta, early 1900's
Thence by descent
Robert Defalco, Connecticut
Treadway-Toomey Gallery, 6th May 2001, lot 1
Cathers and Dembrosky, New York
Private Collection, New York

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