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American Chair Manufacturing Company

Maker: American Chair Manufacturing Company
Year: 1892 - 1930
Reference: Style 1900, Vol. 9, #4

Notes: American Chair Manufacturing Company, Brandt/Hallstead, PA. Introduced A&C line in 1904, especially chairs, rockers and settees similar to Harden; small production but good quality. Paper label.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


American Chair Manufacturing Company
 

Barber Brothers Chair Company

Maker: Barber Brothers Chair Company
Year: ca. 1903-1907
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Barber Brothers Chair Company, Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1903-1907. A. A. Barber, founder. Became Lifetime Furniture ca. 1911 after a merger with Grand Rapids Bookcase Co. Many desirable forms. 

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Barber Brothers Chair Company
 

Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company

Maker: Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes:  Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Co., Louisville, KY. “Blue Grass” line of A&C furniture they either produced or retailed.

Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company
 

Berkey & Gay Furniture Company

Maker: Berkey & Gay Furniture Company
Year: ca. 1873-1930
Reference: The Late 19th Century Furniture by Berkey & Gay” by Brian Witherell (Schiffer Books)

Notes: Berkey & Gay Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1873-1930. Leading manufacturer of numerous styles of furniture, including medium quality Arts & Crafts.

Berkey & Gay Furniture Company
 

Binghamton Chair Company

Maker: Binghamton Chair Company
Year: ca. 1890-1920
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Binghamton Chair Company, Binghamton, NY. ca. 1890-1920. Home to many immigrants, Binghamton became noted for its cigars, shoes and furniture factories. Like others, this firm made several styles of medium quality furniture, including Arts & Crafts.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Binghamton Chair Company
 

Black River Bending Company (Kamargo Shops)

Maker: Black River Bending Company (Kamargo Shops)
Year: ca. 1860- ca. 1915
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 12, #4.

Notes:

Black River Bending Company (Kamargo Shops after 1907), Black River, NY. ca. 1860-ca. 1915. Began making Arts & Crafts furniture in 1901, imitating Gustav Stickley designs. Design and quality inconsistent.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Black River Bending Company (Kamargo Shops)
 

Bradstreet, John S. & Co.

Maker: Bradstreet, John S. & Co.
Year: 1899 - 1932
Reference: www.artsconnected.org

Notes: Bradstreet, John S. & Co., Minneapolis, MN. What began as an upscale interior design firm evolved into an A&C workshop called Crafthouse. Bradstreet sold Grueby and Tiffany in his retail store and outfitted homes by architects Purcell & Elmslie.

Bradstreet, John S. & Co.
 

Briarcliff Shops (The Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining)

Maker: Briarcliff Shops (The Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining)
Year: formed ca. 1904
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Briarcliff Shops (The Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining), Ossining, NY.  “An Association of Craft Workers” formed ca. 1904. Influenced in design and construction by Gustav Stickley; sold thru Jarvie Shop in Chicago. Limited line of quality furniture. “To do the work better than it has been done before.” 

 

Brooks Furniture Manufacturing Company

Maker: Brooks Furniture Manufacturing Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Brooks Furniture Manufacturing Co., Rochester, NY. Need additional information.

 

Brooks Manufacturing Company

Maker: Brooks Manufacturing Company
Year: 1901-1922
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 14, #3

Notes: Brooks Manufacturing Co., Saginaw, MI. 1901-1922. Manufactured ‘knock-down’ A&C furniture in a limited line, both unassembled and unfinished, and sold via mail order.

 

Brown, C. G. Furniture Company

Maker: Brown, C. G. Furniture Company
Year: 1901-1910
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Brown, C. G. Furniture Co., Syracuse, NY. “Manufacturer of China Cabinets, Hall Racks, Bookcases, Desks and Music Cabinets.” References 1901-1910.

 

Buffalo Chair Works

Maker: Buffalo Chair Works
Year: ca. 1875-1919
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Buffalo Chair Works, Buffalo, NY. ca. 1875-1919. Founded by the Sikes family in 1859, the Chair Works branch was formed in 1875; opened a factory in Philadelphia around 1904, then closed in 1919. Specialized in chairs and office furniture in variety of styles. Some marked with Sikes circular mark.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Buffalo Chair Works
 

Buffalo Desk & Table Company

Maker: Buffalo Desk & Table Company
Year: ca. 1910
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Buffalo Desk and Table Co., Buffalo, NY. ca. 1910

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Buffalo Desk & Table Company
 

Byrdcliffe Colony

Maker: Byrdcliffe Colony
Year: ca. 1902-1929
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY. ca. 1902-1929. Artist colony founded by Ralph Whitehead attracting craftsmen and artists; produced small amount of pottery, metalware and furniture of high quality, featuring carvings and colorful stains; very desirable.

Byrdcliffe Colony
 

Cadillac Cabinet Company

Maker: Cadillac Cabinet Company
Year: ca. 1906-1925
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Cadillac Cabinet Co., Detroit, MI. ca. 1906-1925. Possible connection to Wolverine Manufacturing Co., Detroit. Maker of wide range of styles, including A&C library tables and desks. “Largest Manufacturer of Music Cabinets In The World” trade ad. Gold decal.

Cadillac Cabinet Company
 

Camden Cabinet Company

Maker: Camden Cabinet Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Camden Cabinet Co., Camden, NY.

 

Canastota Couch/Furniture

Maker: Canastota Couch/Furniture
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Canastota Couch/Furniture, Canastota, NY.

 

Capital City Chair Company

Maker: Capital City Chair Company
Year: ca. 1914
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Capital City Chair Company, Atlanta. GA. ca. 1914. Produced line known as Netherland Oak Kraft Furniture. Their 68-page catalog shows a diversified line of types and styles of furniture.


**Photo courtesy of Mike Danial


Capital City Chair Company
 

Catskill Mission Furniture Company

Maker: Catskill Mission Furniture Company
Year: ca. 1908
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts and Crafts 3rd Ed. (David Rago and Bruce Johnson)

Notes: Catskill Mission Furniture Co., Woodstock, NY. ca. 1908. Founders Daniel and Louise Sully.

 

Central Furniture Co.

Maker: Central Furniture Co.
Year: ca. 1893-1903
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:

Central Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1893-1903. Maker of “bookcases, ladies desks, music cabinets and buffets” in variety of styles.

 

Chair Craft Company

Maker: Chair Craft Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Chair Craft Co., Traverse City, MI. Shopmark motto “Rest Fest. A Feast of Rest.”

 

Chattanooga Furniture Company

Maker: Chattanooga Furniture Company
Year: ca. 1911
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Chattanooga Furniture Co., Chattanooga, TN. Reference ca. 1911. Makers of a medium quality line of “mission suites.”

 

Chicago Mission Furniture

Maker: Chicago Mission Furniture
Year: ca. 1904- ca. 1915
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:  Chicago Mission Furniture, Chicago. ca. 1904-ca. 1915. Medium quality furniture. Paper label.

 

Clifford-Black & Company

Maker: Clifford-Black & Company
Year: Incorporated 1906
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Clifford-Black & Co., Malden/Melrose, MA. Incorporated 1906.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Clifford-Black & Company
 

Columbia Parlor Frame Company

Maker: Columbia Parlor Frame Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Columbia Parlor Frame Co., Chicago. If you have any additional information on this shopmark please contact us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com

 

Columbus Hickory Chair (Furniture) Company

Maker: Columbus Hickory Chair (Furniture) Company
Year: 1930 - ca. 1955
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Columbus Hickory Chair (Furniture) Co., Columbus/Bedford, IN. 1930- ca. 1955. Founder Luther Simons. Limited line to chairs, rockers, night stands, chests and beds. Chose not to use a shopmark.

 

Come-Packt Furniture Company (International Manufacturing Company)

Maker: Come-Packt Furniture Company (International Manufacturing Company)
Year: 1907-1918
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 14, #3

Notes: Come-Packt Furniture Co. (International Mfg. Co.), Ann Arbor, MI/Toledo, OH. 1907-1918. Maker of wide range of A&C furniture sold via mail order and shipped both unfinished and unassembled. 1912-1913 catalog has been reprinted.

**Photo credit www.arts-crafts.com/archive/come-packt

Come-Packt Furniture Company (International Manufacturing Company)
 

Conant’s, F. A., Sons

Maker: Conant’s, F. A., Sons
Year: Founded 1851
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Conant’s, F. A., Sons. Camden, NY. Founded 1851. Maker of various furniture styles, including A&C furniture similar to L. & J.G. Stickley; noted for armchairs and heavy rockers with long corbels, graceful arches and back slats of mixed widths.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Conant’s, F. A., Sons
 

Conrey-Birely Table Company

Maker: Conrey-Birely Table Company
Year: 1874-1909
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

Conrey-Birely Table Co., Grand Rapids, MI. and Shelbyville, IN (called the “Little Grand Rapids”). 1874-1909. Charles Birely and Jacob Conrey specialized in a knock-down table with a patent for a unique “furniture leg attachment.”

**Photo courtesy George and Janet Evangelista

Conrey-Birely Table Company
 

Cortland Cabinet Co.

Maker: Cortland Cabinet Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

If you have any information on this firm please email it to us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com

Thanks!

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Cortland Cabinet Co.
 

Cortland Cabinet Co.

Maker: Cortland Cabinet Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

If you have any information on this firm please email it to us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com

Thanks!

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Cortland Cabinet Co.
 

Cortland Cabinet Co.

Maker: Cortland Cabinet Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes:

If you have any information on this firm please email it to us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com

Thanks!

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Cortland Cabinet Co.
 

Courtland Cabinet Company

Maker: Courtland Cabinet Company
Year: ca. 1911
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Courtland Cabinet Co., Courtland, NY. ca. 1911. Manufacturers of a medium quality line of A&C furniture.

 

Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining (Briarcliff Shops)

Maker: Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining (Briarcliff Shops)
Year: formed ca. 1904
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Craftsman’s Shop of Ossining (Briarcliff Shops), Ossining, NY. “An Association of Craft Workers” formed ca. 1904. Influenced in design and construction by Gustav Stickley; sold thru Jarvie Shop in Chicago. Limited line of quality furniture. “To do the work better than it has been done before.” 

 

Crofts & Reed (Illinois Paper Box Company)

Maker: Crofts & Reed (Illinois Paper Box Company)
Year: 1897-1915, present
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Crofts & Reed (Illinois Paper Box Co.), Chicago. 1897-1915, present. Manufactured boxes, then soaps and toiletries, giving coupons redeemable for gifts, including A&C furniture with their label, presumably made by another firm.

Crofts & Reed (Illinois Paper Box Company)
 

Cron-Kills Co.

Maker: Cron-Kills Co.
Year: 1880 - ca. 1940
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Cron-Kills Co., Piqua, OH. 1880- ca. 1940. Founders Andrew J. Cron (1852-1905) and R. B. Kills, “men of personal as well as financial stability.” Specialized in “wardrobes and ladies desks.” Red oval paper label.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Cron-Kills Co.
 

Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co

Maker: Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
Year: 1892 - 1971
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Cushman, H. T., Manufacturing Company. North Bennington, VT.  1892-1971. Founder Henry T. Cushman (1844-1922) was a pioneer in the mail order business and eventually expanded from selling novelty items to manufacturing furniture. In 1901 the family business began producing mission oak furniture and was noted for a library table with book shelves at either end. According to their history, Cushman was the first to begin spraying shellac and varnish finishes on furniture in 1913. In 1933 they introduced their popular and prolific Colonial Creations line. Their shopmark changed over the years, as evidenced by three seen here.

**Photo credit Sheldon C.

Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
 

Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co

Maker: Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
Year: 1892 - 1971
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Cushman, H. T., Manufacturing Company. North Bennington, VT.  1892-1971. Founder Henry T. Cushman (1844-1922) was a pioneer in the mail order business and eventually expanded from selling novelty items to manufacturing furniture. In 1901 the family business began producing mission oak furniture and was noted for a library table with book shelves at either end. According to their history, Cushman was the first to begin spraying shellac and varnish finishes on furniture in 1913. In 1933 they introduced their popular and prolific Colonial Creations line. Their shopmark changed over the years, as evidenced by three seen here.

**Photo credit Sheldon C.


Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
 

Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co

Maker: Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
Year: 1892 - 1971
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes:

Cushman, H. T., Manufacturing Company. North Bennington, VT.  1892-1971. Founder Henry T. Cushman (1844-1922) was a pioneer in the mail order business and eventually expanded from selling novelty items to manufacturing furniture. In 1901 the family business began producing mission oak furniture and was noted for a library table with book shelves at either end. According to their history, Cushman was the first to begin spraying shellac and varnish finishes on furniture in 1913. In 1933 they introduced their popular and prolific Colonial Creations line. Their shopmark changed over the years, as evidenced by three seen here.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Cushman, H. T. Manufacturing Co
 

Delaware Chair Co.

Maker: Delaware Chair Co.
Year: 1870 - 1935
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

Delaware Chair Co., Delaware, OH. 1870-1935. Founded by chair maker John G. Strain, firm became noted for its “school and institutional furniture,” especially chairs with splint and double-cane seats. Motto: “As Sound As The Oak.”

**Photo courtesy of Rick Ward (color adjusted to highlight shopmark)

Delaware Chair Co.
 

Derby, P. & Company

Maker: Derby, P. & Company
Year: 1863-1935
Reference: http://forum.arts-crafts.com/eve

Notes: Derby, P. & Co., Gardner, MA. 1863-1935. Specialized in chairs, especially Windsor, but variety of styles; in 1897 claimed to be “second largest chair manufacturer in the United States.” Shopmark often appears with stenciled model number.

Derby, P. & Company
 

Derby, P. & Company

Maker: Derby, P. & Company
Year: 1863-1935
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Derby, P. & Co., Gardner, MA. 1863-1935. Specialized in chairs, especially Windsor, but variety of styles; in 1897 claimed to be “second largest chair manufacturer in the United States.” Shopmark often appears with stenciled model number.

**Photo Courtesy of Dale Scribner

Derby, P. & Company
 

Dexter, H. C. Chair Company

Maker: Dexter, H. C. Chair Company
Year: 1838 - 1920s
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 12, #3.

Notes: Dexter, H. C., Chair Co., Black River, NY. 1838-1920s. Henry Clay Dexter. Variety of styles, including rustic and A&C after 1900. Influenced by Stickley. Erratic quality. Also known as “Ridenhour Arts and Crafts Furniture, Ontario Shops.”


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Dexter, H. C. Chair Company
 

Doll, C. F. Furniture Company

Maker: Doll, C. F. Furniture Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Doll, C. F. Furniture Co., Buffalo, NY. Shopmark: rectangular blue paper label with clipped corners.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Doll, C. F. Furniture Company
 

Dresser, Christopher

Maker: Dresser, Christopher
Year: 1860 - ca. 1904
Reference: http://www.antique-marks.com

Notes: Born in Glasgow, the son of an excise officer.  Dresser studied at the Government School of Design and then lectured at The Department of Science & Art at South Kensington, specialising in botany.  He published a number of works, continuing to explore the relationship between botany and design with a later interest in Japanese art.

In the late 1860's he included designs for furniture by Burges and Bruce talbert.  In 1871 he made his first designs for the Coalbrookdale Co.  In 1875 he began designing for Elkingtons.  In 1876 Dresser went to America and then onwards to Japan, collecting examples of Japanese manufactures on behalf of Tiffany & Co of New York.  He designed for various manufacturers in subsequent years, including Hukin & Heath, James Dixon & Sons, Ault, Linthorpe, Mintons, Benham & Froud and William Couper amongst others.  His range of designs covered almost all aspects of interior design & furnishing.

Shopmark reads, "Ch. Dresser"

**Photo courtesy of Myron Musfeldt

Dresser, Christopher
 

Dunn Furniture Company

Maker: Dunn Furniture Company
Year: 1886-1930
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Dunn Furniture Co., Gardner, MA. 1886-1930. Founder John A. Dunn (1831-1915). Successful maker of variety of styles, including A&C, with national distribution. Dunn a noted philanthropist in Gardner.

*Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Wisner

Dunn Furniture Company
 

Eclipse Manufacturing Company

Maker: Eclipse Manufacturing Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Eclipse Manufacturing Company, Pulaski, NY.

 

Ellis, Harvey

Maker: Ellis, Harvey
Year: 1852-1904
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Ellis, Harvey. Rochester and Syracuse, NY. 1852-1904. Architect and designer, he worked briefly for Gustav Stickley in 1903 and has been credited with the rare inlaid oak furniture, dramatic arches and lighter look of Craftsman furniture. Mark does not appear on any furniture, but has been found on his artwork.

Ellis, Harvey
 

Elmira Table Manufacturing Company

Maker: Elmira Table Manufacturing Company
Year: ca. 1900
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Elmira Table Manufacturing Co., Elmira, NY. References ca. 1900. H.H. Hallock, pres. Dining room tables and chairs in variety of styles.

 

Flint, George C.

Maker: Flint, George C.
Year: ca. 1840 - 1930s
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

Flint, George C., New York. ca. 1840-1930s. A famous New York City retailer who sold and manufactured a wide variety of styles of furniture, including fancy Victorian and A&C. In 1914 it merged with R.J. Horner and became Flint & Horner.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Flint, George C.
 

Ford, J. S., Johnson and Company

Maker: Ford, J. S., Johnson and Company
Year: 1867-1913
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Ford, J. S., Johnson and Co. Chicago retailer. 1867-1913. John S. Ford and Henry W. Johnson, founders. Factory in Michigan City, IN. Called second largest chair manufacturer in US; various styles; high quality A&C openly imitating Gustav Stickley chair designs. Red shopmark.

**Photo courtesy of Jim & Edo

Ford, J. S., Johnson and Company
 

Franciscan Shops

Maker: Franciscan Shops
Year: ca. 1907
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Franciscan Shops, Apulia, NY. ca. 1907. Paper label.

 

Fritts & Company, D. H.

Maker: Fritts & Company, D. H.
Year: Late 1800s
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Fritts & Company, D. H. Chicago. Late 1800s manufacturer of mahogany furniture in a variety of styles, including Arts & Crafts.


**Photo courtesy of Jim Rouse

Fritts & Company, D. H.
 

Fullam, L. G. and Sons

Maker: Fullam, L. G. and Sons
Year: 1889 - 1909
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Fullam, L. G. and Sons. Ludlow, VT. 1889-1909. Small manufacturer of “chairs and mission furniture.” Specialized in heavy, quality rocking chairs of various styles, including A&C.

 

Furniture Shop (Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda)

Maker: Furniture Shop (Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda)
Year: 1906-1920
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Furniture Shop (Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda), San Francisco. 1906-1920. Dual artists, designers, writers and decorators, their A&C furniture often incised, carved and colorfully decorated; primarily custom work for clients. Rare and valuable. Branded FURNITURE SHOP over a stemmed flower.

 

Globe - Wernicke

Maker: Globe - Wernicke
Year: 1899-1970
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes:

Globe-Wernicke Co., Cincinnati. 1899-1970. Leading manufacturer of stacking bookcases, also called ‘lawyers’ bookcases,’ including several A&C styles, some with leaded glass. Oak, walnut, mahogany. Deluxe versions with drawer base.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Globe - Wernicke
 

Grand Ledge Chair Co.

Maker: Grand Ledge Chair Co.
Year: 1883-1982
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Ledge Chair Co., Grand Ledge, MI. 1883-1982. Founded by three carpenters specializing in chairs; they moved to Grand Rapids in 1892 to form Michigan Chair Co., but G.L.C.C. remained, adding G.L. Table Co. in 1902. Made various styles of furniture, including A&C.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Grand Ledge Chair Co.
 

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)

Maker: Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. (Lifetime), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A.A. Barber by merger of G.R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co., both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line “Lifetime Furniture.” Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appeared as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
 

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)

Maker: Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. (Lifetime), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A.A. Barber by merger of G.R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co., both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line “Lifetime Furniture.” Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appeared as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
 

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)

Maker: Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. (Lifetime), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A.A. Barber by merger of G.R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co., both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line “Lifetime Furniture.” Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appeared as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

**Photo courtesy of Ric Smith

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
 

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)

Maker: Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co. (Lifetime), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A.A. Barber by merger of G.R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co., both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line “Lifetime Furniture.” Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appeared as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

**Photo courtesy of Ric Smith

Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company (Lifetime)
 

Grand Rapids Brass & Iron Bed Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Brass & Iron Bed Co.
Year: 1901 - 1905
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Brass & Iron Bed Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1901-1905.

 

Grand Rapids Chair Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Chair Co.
Year: 1872-1938
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:  Grand Rapids Chair Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1872-1938. Advertised 450 styles of chairs in 1878, later up to 1,500, including A&C after 1900. Sold complete line of household furniture in variety of styles, including A&C and European revival.

**Photo courtesy of Dale Scribner

Grand Rapids Chair Co.
 

Grand Rapids Clock and Mantel Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Clock and Mantel Co.
Year: ca. 1897-1916
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Clock and Mantel Co., Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1897-1916. James T. Philips, owner (reportedly a ghost in Philips Mansion since 1912). Advertised English Hall Clocks in 1897; Art Mantels and Hall Clocks in 1909; made “Mission, Colonial and Dutch Revival” styles.

 

Grand Rapids Desk Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Desk Co.
Year: 1893-1931
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Desk Co., Grand Rapids and Muskegon, MI. 1893-1931. After fire, moved to Muskegon in 1898. Specialized in rolltop desks. Variety of styles, including A&C.

 

Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co.
Year: 1896 - 1938
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1896-1938. David E. Uhl, founder. Large manufacturing plant of desks, furniture and radio cabinets in a variety of styles.

**Photo Courtesy of Barbara Heller

Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co.
 

Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturers Association

Maker: Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturers Association
Year: 1899-1913
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturers Association, Grand Rapids, MI. 1899-1913. Formed in 1881 to negotiate lower shipping rates; adopted the red shopmark in 1899 to only be used by G.R. furniture manufacturers. Formation of the national Furniture Manufactures Association relegated GRFM to a social club.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturers Association
 

Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturing Company

Maker: Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturing Company
Year: 1877 - ca 1950
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturing Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1877 - ca. 1950. General line, including some A&C furniture.

 

Grand Rapids Table Co.

Maker: Grand Rapids Table Co.
Year: ca. 1891-1905
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Table Co., Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1891-1905. Specialized in “Fancy Tables” along with general line in variety of styles.

 

Grand Rapids Wood Carving Company (Charles A. Greenman)

Maker: Grand Rapids Wood Carving Company (Charles A. Greenman)
Year: ca. 1893-1926
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Grand Rapids Wood Carving Co. (Charles A. Greenman), Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1893-1926. Charles Greenman owned the G.R.W.C. Co. in 1902 and incorporated a furniture manufacturing business under his name in 1905. Well respected by his peers in journals.

 

Gray Furniture Co.

Maker: Gray Furniture Co.
Year: ca.1911-1914
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Gray Furniture Co., Adrian, MI. ca.1911-1914. Maker of quality A&C library tables. Metal tag and blue and white paper label.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Gray Furniture Co.
 

Greene (Charles Sumner) & Greene (Henry)

Maker: Greene (Charles Sumner) & Greene (Henry)
Year: 1893-1934
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

Greene (Charles Sumner) & Greene (Henry). Pasadena, CA. Architects and designers active 1893-1934. Designed limited amount of furniture for their personal clients; extremely rare and valuable; branded mark on small number of pieces made after 1909. Counterfeit brands have surfaced. *****

Greene (Charles Sumner) & Greene (Henry)
 

Greenman, Charles, (Grand Rapids Wood Carving Company)

Maker: Greenman, Charles, (Grand Rapids Wood Carving Company)
Year: 1893-1926
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Greenman, Charles, (Grand Rapids Wood Carving Co.), Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1893-1926. Charles Greenman owned the G.R.W.C. Co. in 1902 and incorporated a furniture manufacturing business under his name in 1905. Well respected by his peers in journals.

**Photo courtesy of Stephan Clapner

Greenman, Charles, (Grand Rapids Wood Carving Company)
 

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company

Maker: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
Year: 1902-1969
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Co., Wayland, NY. 1902-1969. Began producing quality seating for homes, but in 1911 expanded into office chairs. After 1912 noted for steambending parts rather than bandsawing. Variety of styles, including A&C influence.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
 

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company

Maker: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
Year: 1902-1969
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Co., Wayland, NY. 1902-1969. Began producing quality seating for homes, but in 1911 expanded into office chairs. After 1912 noted for steambending parts rather than bandsawing. Variety of styles, including A&C influence.

**Photo credit Sheldon C.

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
 

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company

Maker: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
Year: 1902-1969
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Co., Wayland, NY. 1902-1969. Began producing quality seating for homes, but in 1911 expanded into office chairs. After 1912 noted for steambending parts rather than bandsawing. Variety of styles, including A&C influence.

**Photo credit Sheldon C.

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
 

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company

Maker: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
Year: 1902-1969
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Co., Wayland, NY. 1902-1969. Began producing quality seating for homes, but in 1911 expanded into office chairs. After 1912 noted for steambending parts rather than bandsawing. Variety of styles, including A&C influence.

Gunlocke, W. H., Chair Company
 

Hackett, Stanton H.

Maker: Hackett, Stanton H.
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Hackett, Stanton H., Philadelphia.


**Photo courtesy of Mark Courtney.


Hackett, Stanton H.
 

Hale Furniture Co.

Maker: Hale Furniture Co.
Year: 1907 - present
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Hale Furniture Co., Herkimer, NY. 1907 - present. Founder F. E. Hale. Manufactured sectional stacking bookcases in variety of styles, including A&C.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Hale Furniture Co.
 

Harden, Frank S., Furniture Company

Maker: Harden, Frank S., Furniture Company
Year: 1864 - present
Reference: See A&C Quarterly, Vol. 7, #3.

Notes: Harden, Frank S., Furniture Co., Camden/McConnellsville, NY. 1864-present. Variety of styles, including A&C chairs, rockers, stools and settees after 1902; expanded line in 1911; phased out in 1926. Considered a high quality mass producer.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Harden, Frank S., Furniture Company
 

Hardesty Manufacturing Co.

Maker: Hardesty Manufacturing Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Hardesty Manufacturing Co., Canal Dover, OH. Founder Walter C. Hardesty, known during his time as a successful manufacturer of Arts & Crafts furniture, yet little has surfaced. Advertised “Mission Furniture, Opera Chairs and Counter Stools.”


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Hardesty Manufacturing Co.
 

Harris Manufacturing Co.

Maker: Harris Manufacturing Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Harris Manufacturing Co., Springfield, OH.

Harris Manufacturing Co.
 

Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co.

Maker: Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co. Chicago. Mail order mission furniture.

 

Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)

Maker: Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)
Year: Merged 1897-1979, current
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855), Gardner/Boston, MA. Merged 1897-1979, current. Manufacturers of cane and wood seating, reed, wicker and rattan furniture, along with limited line of quality A&C furniture. National distribution. Paper label, decal, metal tag.

Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)
 

Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)

Maker: Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)
Year: Merged 1897-1979, current
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855), Gardner/Boston, MA. Merged 1897-1979, current. Manufacturers of cane and wood seating, reed, wicker and rattan furniture, along with limited line of quality A&C furniture. National distribution. Paper label, decal, metal tag.

Heywood Brothers (1826) / Wakefield (1855)
 

Honeoye Falls Furniture Co.

Maker: Honeoye Falls Furniture Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Honeoye Falls Furniture Co., Honeoye Falls, NY. Martin Holden, director. Located near Rochester, maker of A&C bookcases, tables and chairs; line of substantial A&C dropfront desks.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Honeoye Falls Furniture Co.
 

Hoosier Hickory Furniture Company

Maker: Hoosier Hickory Furniture Company
Year: 1927-1940
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Hoosier Hickory Furniture Co., Terre Haute, IN. 1927-1940. Founder Joseph Beck. Limited output of rustic furniture. Paper label with name of firm and location.

 

Hubbard & Eldredge Company

Maker: Hubbard & Eldredge Company
Year: 1890s-1930
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Hubbard & Eldredge Co., Rochester, NY. (later Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller). W. A. Hubbard, L. D. Eldredge, Fred S. Miller. ca. 1890s-1930. Large manufacturer of Victorian, A&C and later styles. Good quality. No connection with Elbert Hubbard of Roycroft fame.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Hubbard & Eldredge Company
 

Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Company

Maker: Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Company
Year: ca. 1890s-1930
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes:

Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Co., Rochester, NY. (formerly Hubbard & Eldredge). W.A. Hubbard, L.D. Eldredge, Fred S. Miller. ca. 1890s-1930. Large manufacturer of Victorian, A&C and later styles. Good quality. No connection with Elbert Hubbard of Roycroft fame.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Company
 

Imperial Chair Co.

Maker: Imperial Chair Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Imperial Chair Co., Holland, MI.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Imperial Chair Co.
 

Imperial Furniture Company

Maker: Imperial Furniture Company
Year: 1903-1954
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Imperial Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1903-1954. Founder F. Stuart Foote, former employee of Gustav Stickley. Variety of styles, including substantial A&C. Green shield with red crown.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Imperial Furniture Company
 

Indian Splint Manufacturing Company

Maker: Indian Splint Manufacturing Company
Year: 1907 - 1952
Reference: The Indian Splint Manufacturing Co. 1909 and 1910-11 Catalogs by Peter and Janet Copeland

Notes:

Indian Splint Manufacturing Co., Geneva, NY. 1907-1952. Primarily a rustic Arts & Crafts furniture manufacturing company originally based out of Geneva, NY.  Indian Splint refers to the large, woven sections of wood splints found in nearly all of their pieces of furniture. 1909 and 1910 catalogs reprinted.

**Photo courtesy of Elaine Smith

Indian Splint Manufacturing Company
 

Indiana Hickory Furniture Co. (J & S Hickory Manufacturing Co. in 1927 only)

Maker: Indiana Hickory Furniture Co. (J & S Hickory Manufacturing Co. in 1927 only)
Year: 1928- ca. 1942
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Indiana Hickory Furniture Co. (J & S Hickory Manufacturing Co. in 1927 only), Colfax, IN. 1928- ca. 1942. Complete line of rustic furniture. Branded INDIANA HICKORY / FURNITURE CO. / COLFAX, IN.

 

Indiana Willow Products Company

Maker: Indiana Willow Products Company
Year: 1937-1963
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Indiana Willow Products Co., Martinsville, IN. 1937-1963. Founders Clyde Hatley and Emerson Laughner. Despite name, made rustic furniture from hickory influenced by Old Hickory; limited line; after 1950 called Indiana Hickory Furniture Co.

 

Jamestown Lounge Company (Jamestown Furniture)

Maker: Jamestown Lounge Company (Jamestown Furniture)
Year: 1888-current
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Jamestown Lounge Company (Jamestown Furniture), Jamestown, NY. 1888-current. Founder Arthur H. Greenlund. Variety of styles and woods, including A&C. The Craftsman magazine, April 1910. Specializing in “British Oak and Feudal Oak.”

 

Jasper Hickory Furniture Company

Maker: Jasper Hickory Furniture Company
Year: 1928-1938
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Jasper Hickory Furniture Co., Jasper, IN. 1928-1938. Founder John Schnaus. Small firm that copied Old Hickory rustic designs and sold directly to retail stores. No shopmark.

 

Kamargo Shops (Black River Bending Company prior to 1907)

Maker: Kamargo Shops (Black River Bending Company prior to 1907)
Year: ca. 1860 - ca. 1915
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 12, #4.

Notes: Kamargo Shops (Black River Bending Company prior to 1907), Black River, NY. ca. 1860-ca. 1915. Began making Arts & Crafts furniture in 1901, imitating Gustav Stickley designs. Design and quality inconsistent.

Kamargo Shops (Black River Bending Company prior to 1907)
 

Karpen Furniture

Maker: Karpen Furniture
Year: 1880-1952
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

Karpen Furniture, Chicago. 1880-1952. Solomon Karpen, founder. (S. Karpen & Bros., Karpen Brothers). This Prussian-born cabinetmaker rose to become one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the United States, bringing all eight of his brothers into the business. They expanded into New York and California, selling every type and style of furniture, including Arts & Crafts.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Karpen Furniture
 

Karpen Furniture

Maker: Karpen Furniture
Year: 1880-1952
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Karpen Furniture, Chicago. 1880-1952. Solomon Karpen, founder. (S. Karpen & Bros., Karpen Brothers). This Prussian-born cabinetmaker rose to become one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the United States, bringing all eight of his brothers into the business. They expanded into New York and California, selling every type and style of furniture, including Arts & Crafts.

Karpen Furniture
 

Karpen Furniture

Maker: Karpen Furniture
Year: 1880-1952
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Karpen Furniture, Chicago. 1880-1952. Solomon Karpen, founder. (S. Karpen & Bros., Karpen Brothers). This Prussian-born cabinetmaker rose to become one of the leading furniture manufacturers in the United States, bringing all eight of his brothers into the business. They expanded into New York and California, selling every type and style of furniture, including Arts & Crafts.


** Photo credit Gary Goodson


Karpen Furniture
 

King Furniture Co.

Maker: King Furniture Co.
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

King Furniture Co.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

King Furniture Co.
 

Knaus Manufacturing Company

Maker: Knaus Manufacturing Company
Year: 1908-1915
Reference: Style 1900, vol. 11, #4.

Notes: Knaus Manufacturing Co. (Craftmaster Furniture, Knaus Meisterwerk Furniture, N.L. Knaus Co.), Constantia, NY. 1908-1915. Founder Norman L. Knaus worked for Gustav Stickley before forming his own company making quality furniture influenced by Stickley. Metal tag.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Knaus Manufacturing Company
 

Ladysmith Safety Furniture

Maker: Ladysmith Safety Furniture
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Ladysmith Safety Furniture


**Photo courtesy of Jim Rouse

Ladysmith Safety Furniture
 

Lakeside Craft Shops (Woodcraft Guild)

Maker: Lakeside Craft Shops (Woodcraft Guild)
Year: 1912-1930s
Reference: http://www.briwax-online.com/3875617d.html

Notes:

The Lakeside Craft Shops of Sheboygan, Wisconsin was founded by Fred Dennett in 1912 when he was 61 years of age. Dennett had already made his fortune as founder of the Wisconsin Chair Company, and he held investments in many other enterprises. The Company's motto was "Art in the Home."

The Lakeside Craft Shops made home furnishings in the Arts and Crafts style, including fern dishes, bracket hanging baskets, book racks, cellarettes, card tables, waste baskets, stools, jardinière stands, window boxes, smokers stands, serving trays, and umbrella stands - in oak and mahogany.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Lakeside Craft Shops (Woodcraft Guild)
 

Landstrom Furniture Company

Maker: Landstrom Furniture Company
Year: 1879-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Landstrom Furniture Co., Rockford, IL. 1879-unknown. Manufactured variety of styles, including limited line of A&C. Black or gold metal shield. (Rockford was second largest furniture producer in the Midwest, relying on Swedish immigrant labor.)

Landstrom Furniture Company
 

Langslow Fowler Company

Maker: Langslow Fowler Company
Year: Founded 1885
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Langslow-Fowler Co., Rochester, NY. Founded 1885 by Henry Langslow, Stratton Langslow and Purdy Fowler, makers of “leather, plush and carpet rockers.” In 1905 teamed with esteemed educator Col. Samuel Moulthrop, inventor of an adjustable student desk to produce thousands of desks in the A&C style.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Langslow Fowler Company
 

Larkin Company

Maker: Larkin Company
Year: 1875-1941
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Larkin Company, Buffalo, NY. 1875-1941. Founder John Larkin (1845-1926). Soap manufacturer who gave premiums to be exchanged for hundreds of items, including A&C furniture. Both purchased and manufactured furniture. Quality varies accordingly. Paper label and impressed signature.

Larkin Company
 

Leavens Company

Maker: Leavens Company
Year: ca. 1900 - ca. 1930
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Leavens Company, Boston. ca. 1900- ca. 1930. Founder William Leavens. “Furniture Specialists” motto. Highly regarded manufacturer of variety of styles, including A&C sold under their “Cottage Furniture” line. Influenced by Stickley, Limbert. Many trade ads and catalogs. Distributed by Paine Furniture in Boston.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Leavens Company
 

Lee, Charles A. Furniture Company

Maker: Lee, Charles A. Furniture Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Lee, Charles A. Furniture Co., Oneida, NY. Founder Charles A. Lee described in 1904 as “noted chair manufacturer.” Little available information.

 

Lennon & Company Fine Furniture

Maker: Lennon & Company Fine Furniture
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Lennon & Co. Fine Furniture, New York.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Lennon & Company Fine Furniture
 

Lestershire Furniture Company

Maker: Lestershire Furniture Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

Lestershire Furniture Co., Lestershire, NY (renamed Johnson City, NY in 1916).

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Lestershire Furniture Company
 

Life Time Furniture

Maker: Life Time Furniture
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: If you have any information on this firm please email it to us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com
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Life Time Furniture
 

Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company)

Maker: Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company)
Year: Formed 1911
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co.), Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Formed 1911 by A. A. Barber by merger of G. R. Bookcase Co. and Barber Brothers Chair Co., both of which had produced A&C furniture since 1903. Called new line “Lifetime Furniture.” Produced various styles, including Cloister (1911), Jacobean (1913) and Puritan (1917). Shopmark appears as paper label, decal or brand. Manufactured a high quality A&C line, often with Stickley influence, but featuring unique design details. By 1920s had discontinued A&C for popular European revival style.

Lifetime Furniture (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company)
 

Limbert, Charles P. & Company

Maker: Limbert, Charles P. & Company
Year: 1894 - 1944
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Limbert, C. P. & Co., Grand Rapids and Holland, MI. 1894-1944. Founder Charles P. Limbert (1854-1923). Major manufacturer of Arts & Crafts furniture. Brand, metal tag or paper label. Appearance of “Holland” on shopmark indicative of post-1906 production.

Limbert, Charles P. & Company
 

Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)

Maker: Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)
Year: 1878-1938
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Luce Furniture Co. (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI. 1878-1938. Founder Fred R. Luce. Variety of styles of bedroom and dining room furniture with both national and international distribution. Member “Arts & Crafts Society.” 


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)
 

Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)

Maker: Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)
Year: 1878-1938
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Luce Furniture Co. (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids), Grand Rapids, MI. 1878-1938. Founder Fred R. Luce. Variety of styles of bedroom and dining room furniture with both national and international distribution. Member “Arts & Crafts Society.” 


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Luce Furniture Company (Luce Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids)
 

Majestic Furniture Company

Maker: Majestic Furniture Company
Year: 1909-1914
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 12, #2

Notes:

Majestic Furniture Co., Herkimer/Mexico, NY. 1909-1914. Fred W. Flash, designer. Complete line of furniture influenced by Gustav and L.& J.G. Stickley, and F. L. Wright; high-quality craftsmanship and hardware.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Majestic Furniture Company
 

Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda (The Furniture Shop)

Maker: Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda (The Furniture Shop)
Year: 1906-1920
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Mathews, Arthur and Lucinda (The Furniture Shop), San Francisco. 1906-1920. Dual artists, designers, writers and decorators, their A&C furniture often incised, carved and colorfully decorated; primarily custom work for clients. Rare and valuable. Branded FURNITURE SHOP over a stemmed flower.

 

McHugh Mission Furniture Co.

Maker: McHugh Mission Furniture Co.
Year: 1878-1916
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

McHugh Mission Furniture Co., New York. 1878-1916. Founder Joseph P. McHugh (1854-1916). Retail store The Popular Shop in NYC. Inspired by A.J. Forbes’ first mission chairs for Swedenborgian Church, he began manufacturing mission oak furniture in 1895. By 1907 advertised 400 furniture forms.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


McHugh Mission Furniture Co.
 

Michigan Chair Company

Maker: Michigan Chair Company
Year: 1890-1938
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Michigan Chair Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1890-1938. Founders Thomas Garrett, Harry Jordan, Edward Crawford. Added A&C to their extensive line from 1900 until ca. 1917; wide variety of forms; some pleasing; manufactured small tables and other pieces as well as chairs, which once numbered 1500 forms.

Michigan Chair Company
 

Michigan Desk Co.

Maker: Michigan Desk Co.
Year: 1906 - 1918
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Michigan Desk Co., 1906-1918.


**Photo courtesy of Phil Myer

Michigan Desk Co.
 

Miller Cabinet Company

Maker: Miller Cabinet Company
Year: ca. 1890s-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Miller Cabinet Co., Rochester, NY. ca. 1890s-unknown. Founder J. Hudson Miller. “Parlor and Library Tables, Hall Furniture, Etc.” Variety of woods and styles, including second-tier A&C.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Miller Cabinet Company
 

Miller Cabinet Company

Maker: Miller Cabinet Company
Year: ca. 1890s-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Miller Cabinet Co., Rochester, NY. ca. 1890s-unknown. Founder J. Hudson Miller. “Parlor and Library Tables, Hall Furniture, Etc.” Variety of woods and styles, including second-tier A&C.


**Photo courtesy of Sharyne Merritt

Miller Cabinet Company
 

Mueller & Slack Furniture Company

Maker: Mueller & Slack Furniture Company
Year: 1892-1920
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Mueller & Slack Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1892-1920 (changed name to Mueller Furniture Co.). Founders J. Frederick Mueller, Anthony W. Slack. Specialized in upholstered furniture, including A&C.

 

Murphy Chair Company

Maker: Murphy Chair Company
Year: 1872-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Murphy Chair Co., Detroit and Owensboro, KY. 1872-unknown. Founder Michael Murphy. Prolific manufacturer of chairs and rockers in every style; claimed to have sold 10 million rockers by 1937.

Murphy Chair Company
 

Muskegon Valley Furniture Company

Maker: Muskegon Valley Furniture Company
Year: ca. 1890s-unknown
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Muskegon Valley Furniture Co., Muskegon, MI. ca. 1890s-unknown. Founders Luis Kanitz, N. McGraft.

 

Nelson-Matter Company

Maker: Nelson-Matter Company
Year: Founded 1844
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Nelson-Matter Co., Grand Rapids, MI. Founded 1844 by C. C. Comstock, James and Ezra Nelson, E. Matters. Pioneer sawmill evolved into one of Grand Rapids’ largest furniture factories, becoming Nelson-Matter Co. in 1870. Bedroom, dining room and living rooms suites in every style, including A&C.

**Photo courtesy of Sharon Ross

Nelson-Matter Company
 

New England Furniture Company

Maker: New England Furniture Company
Year: ca. 1880-1906
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:

New England Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI ca. 1880-1906. Maker of stacking sectional bookcases in mahogany and oak.

**Photo courtesy of Mike & Lisa John


New England Furniture Company
 

Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)

Maker: Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)
Year: 1904 - 1949
Reference: http://www.meadpubliclibrary.org/local/history?nid=169

Notes: Furniture with the Northern Furniture Company brand name was manufactured in Sheboygan between the years 1904 and 1949. The company was originally founded by George B. Mattoon in 1881. The plant grew from a modest start until by 1900 it covered twelve acres and employed some 800 workers. This enterprise was known as the Mattoon Manufacturing Company until the founder's death in 1904. The name was then changed to the Northern Furniture Company. In 1916 the firm was bought by the Reiss interests (of the C. Reiss Coal Company, a prominent name in Wisconsin). The company continued to manufacture tables, desks, bookcases and buffets apparently through 1949. At that time the name was changed to R-Way Furniture. Unfortunately, Mead Library does not own any catalogs or other records from the Northern Furniture Company.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)
 

Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)

Maker: Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)
Year: 1904 - 1949
Reference: http://www.meadpubliclibrary.org/local/history?nid=169

Notes: Furniture with the Northern Furniture Company brand name was manufactured in Sheboygan between the years 1904 and 1949. The company was originally founded by George B. Mattoon in 1881. The plant grew from a modest start until by 1900 it covered twelve acres and employed some 800 workers. This enterprise was known as the Mattoon Manufacturing Company until the founder's death in 1904. The name was then changed to the Northern Furniture Company. In 1916 the firm was bought by the Reiss interests (of the C. Reiss Coal Company, a prominent name in Wisconsin). The company continued to manufacture tables, desks, bookcases and buffets apparently through 1949. At that time the name was changed to R-Way Furniture. Unfortunately, Mead Library does not own any catalogs or other records from the Northern Furniture Company.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Northern Furniture Company (Mattoon Manufacturing Company, 1881-1904)
 

Northwestern Cabinet Company

Maker: Northwestern Cabinet Company
Year: 1866-1971
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Northwestern Cabinet Co., Burlington, IA. 1866-1971. Founder Robert Wolf. Master Craft line. Evolved from maker of walnut furniture to prolific manufacturer of a variety of woods and styles, including A&C.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Northwestern Cabinet Company
 

Oak Craft Shops (Ramsey-Alton Company)

Maker: Oak Craft Shops (Ramsey-Alton Company)
Year: ca. 1900-unknown
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Oak Craft Shops (Ramsey-Alton Co.), Portland, MI. ca. 1900-unknown. Prolific manufacturer of A&C chairs, rockers and settees, many of higher than expected quality.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Oak Craft Shops (Ramsey-Alton Company)
 

Oak-Worth (J.A. Bennett and Sons)

Maker: Oak-Worth (J.A. Bennett and Sons)
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Oak-Worth (J.A. Bennett and Sons), Gouverneur, NY. 1904 ad: “...illustrated catalog of Oak-Worth art furniture.” A&C tabouret illustrated.

 

Old Hickory Chair Company

Maker: Old Hickory Chair Company
Year: 1899-1978
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Old Hickory Chair Co., Martinsville, IN. 1899-1978, current. Prolific manufacturer of rustic furniture, endorsed by Limbert and Stickley; national distribution; Old Faithful Inn, Grand Canyon Hotel, Grove Park Inn. Until 1922 brand read “Old Hickory Chair Company, Martinsville, Ind.” After 1922 it read “Old Hickory Furniture Company, Martinsville, Ind.” Also used a paper label and in the mid-thirties a small brass tag known as the “Bruce Tag” with two digits indicating the year piece was made.

Old Hickory Chair Company
 

Oriel Cabinet (Oriel Furniture) Company

Maker: Oriel Cabinet (Oriel Furniture) Company
Year: 1881 - 1911
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Oriel Cabinet (Oriel Furniture) Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1881 - 1911. Noted for highly carved Victorian furniture; off-shoot of Berkey & Gay Furniture Company.

 

Paine Furniture Company

Maker: Paine Furniture Company
Year: 1835-2000
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Paine Furniture Co., Boston. 1835-2000. Founder Leonard Shearer. Originally Shearer & Paine Furniture. John Paine, cabinetmaker. Popular interior design firm and retail furniture store in Boston for more than a century; branched out into furniture manufacturing; produced and sold furniture of every style, including A&C; Paine label often appears on Arts & Crafts furniture made by major A&C firms and sold in their stores.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Paine Furniture Company
 

Paine Furniture Company

Maker: Paine Furniture Company
Year: 1835-2000
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Paine Furniture Co., Boston. 1835-2000. Founder Leonard Shearer. Originally Shearer & Paine Furniture. John Paine, cabinetmaker. Popular interior design firm and retail furniture store in Boston for more than a century; branched out into furniture manufacturing; produced and sold furniture of every style, including A&C; Paine label often appears on Arts & Crafts furniture made by major A&C firms and sold in their stores.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Paine Furniture Company
 

Paine Furniture Company

Maker: Paine Furniture Company
Year: 1835-2000
Reference: www.gustavstickley.com

Notes: Paine Furniture Co., Boston. 1835-2000. Founder Leonard Shearer. Originally Shearer & Paine Furniture. John Paine, cabinetmaker. Popular interior design firm and retail furniture store in Boston for more than a century; branched out into furniture manufacturing; produced and sold furniture of every style, including A&C; Paine label often appears on Arts & Crafts furniture made by major A&C firms and sold in their stores.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Paine Furniture Company
 

Paine, C.S. Company

Maker: Paine, C.S. Company
Year: ca. 1908
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Paine, C.S. Company, Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1908. Produced wide range of furniture, including Arts & Crafts.

 

Phoenix Chair Co.

Maker: Phoenix Chair Co.
Year: 1875 - ca. 1930
Reference: http://www.meadpubliclibrary.org/local/history?nid=169

Notes: The Phoenix Chair Company was founded in 1875 by a group of businessmen in Sheboygan, WI, and for a time Watson Crocker served as the superintendent there. In 1880, however, the Crocker brothers formed the Crocker Chair Co. The company had 2 large factories by 1894, known as factory A and Factory B, as well as a factory and sawmill at Antigo. The Crocker interest in the company was passed eventually to E. A. Zundel, and in 1924 to Dr. G. W. Brickbauer. The firm went out of business in the 1930's, a casualty of the Depression.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Phoenix Chair Co.
 

Phoenix Chair Co.

Maker: Phoenix Chair Co.
Year: 1875 - ca. 1930
Reference: http://www.meadpubliclibrary.org/local/history?nid=169

Notes: The Phoenix Chair Company was founded in 1875 by a group of businessmen in Sheboygan, WI, and for a time Watson Crocker served as the superintendent there. In 1880, however, the Crocker brothers formed the Crocker Chair Co. The company had 2 large factories by 1894, known as factory A and Factory B, as well as a factory and sawmill at Antigo. The Crocker interest in the company was passed eventually to E. A. Zundel, and in 1924 to Dr. G. W. Brickbauer. The firm went out of business in the 1930's, a casualty of the Depression.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

Phoenix Chair Co.
 

Plail Brothers Chair Company

Maker: Plail Brothers Chair Company
Year: 1906-1933
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 9, #1.

Notes: Plail Brothers Chair Co., Wayland, NY. John and Joseph Plail. 1906-1933. Noted for high quality ‘barrel’ chair design, as well as tables, desks, and stools; limited availability and high quality make it highly collectible.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Plail Brothers Chair Company
 

Portland Furniture Company

Maker: Portland Furniture Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Portland Furniture Co., Portland, MI. Dates unknown. Manufactured a variety of styles, including limited amount of A&C. Need additional information.

 

Poughkeepsie Chair Company

Maker: Poughkeepsie Chair Company
Year: ca. 1860- ca. 1920s
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Poughkeepsie Chair Co., Poughkeepsie, NY., ca. 1860- ca. 1920s. Originally a manufacturer of chairs for export; branched into small A&C furniture during early 20th century.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Poughkeepsie Chair Company
 

Premier Manufacturing Company (Knaus Brothers & Arwine Company, ‘Craftstyle’)

Maker: Premier Manufacturing Company (Knaus Brothers & Arwine Company, ‘Craftstyle’)
Year: 1905-1911
Reference: See Style 1900, vol.10, #1

Notes: Premier Manufacturing Co. (Knaus Bros. & Arwine Co., ‘Craftstyle’), Fayetteville, NY. Norman and William Knaus. 1905-1911. Former Gustav Stickley employees who openly copied his work, inciting a lawsuit.

 

Quaint Art Furniture Company

Maker: Quaint Art Furniture Company
Year: 1909 - 1916
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 9, #3

Notes: Quaint Art Furniture Co., Syracuse, NY. 1909-1916. Founders David Carrick, Charles Litchison, George Perin (designer). Influenced by Gustav Stickley; produced well-designed, well-constructed, heavy A&C furniture only; also used oval paper label with single tack.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Quaint Art Furniture Company
 

Quaker Mission Craft

Maker: Quaker Mission Craft
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Quaker Mission Craft (unknown). Prolific manufacturer of heavy A&C arm rockers, arm chairs and footstools, each carefully marked with decal or paper label with red lettering.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Quaker Mission Craft
 

Raab, John D. Chair Company

Maker: Raab, John D. Chair Company
Year: 1903 - 1920
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Raab, John D. Chair Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1903-1920. Founder and noted chair designer John D. Raab. Variety of styles, including some A&C. Became Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids in 1920, then Luce Furniture Co. in 1925. 

**Photo credit Sheldon C.

Raab, John D. Chair Company
 

Ramsey-Alton Manufacturing Company

Maker: Ramsey-Alton Manufacturing Company
Year: ca. 1900-unknown
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Ramsey-Alton Manufacturing Co. (Oak Craft Shops), Portland, MI. ca. 1900-unknown. Prolific manufacturer of A&C chairs, rockers and settees, many of higher than expected quality.

Ramsey-Alton Manufacturing Company
 

Rastetter, Louis and Sons (Solid Kumfort)

Maker: Rastetter, Louis and Sons (Solid Kumfort)
Year: ca. 1908-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Rastetter, Louis and Sons (Solid Kumfort), Fort Wayne, IN. ca. 1908-unknown. Mass manufacturer of folding chairs and tables in variety of styles.

Rastetter, Louis and Sons (Solid Kumfort)
 

Reischmann (Michael) & Sons, Inc.

Maker: Reischmann (Michael) & Sons, Inc.
Year: 1893-1920s
Reference: The Furniture Journal, Volume 21, 1904

Notes:

Reischmann (Michael) & Sons, Inc., New York. 1893-1920s. Founder Michael Reischmann. Variety of furniture forms and styles. Reischmann Chair Company also formed in 1918.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Reischmann (Michael) & Sons, Inc.
 

Ridenhour, Louis

Maker: Ridenhour, Louis
Year: 1908-1915
Reference: Style 1900, vol. 12, #3

Notes: Ridenhour, Louis. Washington, DC/Vermont. 1908-1915. Former salesman, artist and designer for Dexter Furniture who created short-lived A&C line.

 

Ridenour Arts & Crafts Furniture

Maker: Ridenour Arts & Crafts Furniture
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: If you have any information on this firm please email it to us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com
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Ridenour Arts & Crafts Furniture
 

Rishel, J. K. Furniture Company

Maker: Rishel, J. K. Furniture Company
Year: 1867-1920s
Reference: See Style 1900, vol. 11, #3

Notes: Rishel, J.K., Furniture Co., Williamsport, PA. 1867-1920s. Large manufacturer of matching bedroom and dining room suites with national distribution. Various styles, including A&C ca. 1909. Well-constructed second-tier furniture. Paper label and brass tag.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Rishel, J. K. Furniture Company
 

Ritter, William / Ritter and Brother

Maker: Ritter, William / Ritter and Brother
Year: Unknown
Reference: John C. Mundell

Notes:

Ritter, William / Ritter and Brother. Philadelphia. Unknown. Specialized in Morris Chairs, Dining Chairs and Mission Sets.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Ritter, William / Ritter and Brother
 

Robertson, H. P., Company

Maker: Robertson, H. P., Company
Year: 1906-1916
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Robertson, H. P., Co. Jamestown, NY. 1906-1916. Manufactured variety of styles, including some interesting A&C library tables.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Robertson, H. P., Company
 

Rockford Peerless Furniture Company

Maker: Rockford Peerless Furniture Company
Year: 1890-1971
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Rockford Peerless Furniture Co., Rockford, IL. 1890-1971. Variety of furniture styles, including A&C. Specialized in music cabinets and radio cases. (Rockford was second largest furniture producer in Midwest, relying on Swedish immigrant labor.)

Rockford Peerless Furniture Company
 

Rohlfs, Charles

Maker: Rohlfs, Charles
Year: 1887-ca. 1925
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Rohlfs, Charles. Buffalo, NY. 1887-ca. 1925. Founder and designer Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936). Owner of a small workshop, Rohlfs created unique, hand-crafted furniture, often heavily carved with Art Nouveau influences; extremely rare and valuable. Mark branded or carved, then often painted.

Rohlfs, Charles
 

Rose Valley Association

Maker: Rose Valley Association
Year: 1901 - 1907
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Rose Valley Association, Delaware County, PA. 1901-1907. Founder Will Price formed a utopian artist colony, inviting craftspeople to live and work there, selling their wares in Philadelphia; produced limited amount of heavy, well-constructed furniture; extremely rare and valuable.

Rose Valley Association
 

Royal Easy Chairs Company

Maker: Royal Easy Chairs Company
Year: 1899-1928
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Royal Easy Chairs Co., Sturgis, MI. 1899-1928. “Manufacturer of reclining Morris chairs, easy chairs and rockers with push button release foot rest, in several hundred designs including Mission, Turkish, Golden Oak and Colonial Revival.” Decal, paper label, tag.

Royal Easy Chairs Company
 

Roycrofters-At-Large Association

Maker: Roycrofters-At-Large Association
Year: 1976-current
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

Roycrofters-At-Large Association, East Aurora, NY. 1976-current. This organization of craftsmen and craftswomen working in the Arts & Crafts style awards juried craftspersons the privilege of including the Roycroft Renaissance double-R mark on their work. Not to be confused with the antique Roycroft mark.

Roycrofters-At-Large Association
 

Russmore Furniture (Tobey Furniture Company)

Maker: Russmore Furniture (Tobey Furniture Company)
Year: 1856 - 1954
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes:

Russmore Furniture (Tobey Furniture Co.), Chicago. 1856-1954. Founder Charles Tobey, designers George Clingman, Joseph Twyman. Major retailer and manufacturer of variety of styles. Introduced Russmore line in 1902, some designed/produced by Leopold Stickley. Paper label or metal tag.

**Photo Courtesy of Dale Scribner

Russmore Furniture (Tobey Furniture Company)
 

Rustic Hickory Furniture Company

Maker: Rustic Hickory Furniture Company
Year: 1902-1934
Reference: See pg. 35, KYLLOE

Notes: Rustic Hickory Furniture Co., La Porte, IN. 1902-1934. Founder Gov. Edward Handley. By 1905 boasted output of 10,000 pieces a year; national distribution through retail stores. Brand or paper label on leg. (PAGE 35 - KYLLOE)

Rustic Hickory Furniture Company
 

Sheboygan Chair Co.

Maker: Sheboygan Chair Co.
Year: 1888 - 1951
Reference: http://www.meadpubliclibrary.org/local/history?nid=169

Notes: The Sheboygan Chair Company was not incorporated under that name until 1888. Prior to 1888 the firm operated under the name Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, having been incorporated as such in 1868 or 1869.  It was the first furniture manufacturer in Sheboygan. In 1942 the company was sold to Eugene J. Hynes Corporation of New York, but the name Sheboygan Chair Company was retained. In 1951 the Sheboygan Chair and Furniture Company was formed to distribute Sheboygan Chair Company products.


According to a newspaper article, it appears that the Sheboygan Chair Company discontinued production at that time, with its line being taken over by the Phoenix Chair Company, also of Sheboygan. In 1951 the property of the Sheboygan Chair Company was divided and sold to three new industries, none of which produced furniture.

Sheboygan Chair Company has always been located at the corner of S. 7th St. and Indiana Avenue. At one time S. 7th St. was known as Chestnut Street. In their 64 years of business Sheboygan Chair Company manufactured many styles of chairs. These include Windsor, bentwood, pressback, Mission-style, colonial-style, Boston rockers, upholstered chairs, office furniture, and children's furniture.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Sheboygan Chair Co.
 

Shop of the Crafters

Maker: Shop of the Crafters
Year: 1904 - 1920
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Shop of the Crafters
 

Sikes Chair Company

Maker: Sikes Chair Company
Year: 1859 - 1956
Reference: http://sikes-sykesfamilies.rootsweb.com/furniture.htm

Notes: In 1859 the company was established and operated as S.D. Sikes & Brother for 15 years at 500 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY.  In 1875 the Buffalo Chair Company, a subsidiary of Edwin Sikes & Co, was founded.  From 1904-1906 Sikes Chair Company moved to Philadelphia, PA, and operated there for several years.  In 1916 Sikes Chair Company resumed operations in Buffalo, NY.  Buffalo Chair Company went out of business in 1919.  In 1930 The Sikes Chair Company bought the Cutler Desk Company to become the Sikes-Cutler Desk Corporation.  The Sikes Chair Company was bankrupted in the Great Depression.  No furniture was made from 1929-1933.  By 1933, the economy was entering a growth spurt and The Sikes Company continued the manufacture of fine furniture until 1956.

Sikes Chair Company
 

Sikes Chair Company

Maker: Sikes Chair Company
Year: 1859 - 1956
Reference: http://sikes-sykesfamilies.rootsweb.com/furniture.htm

Notes:

In 1859 the company was established and operated as S.D. Sikes & Brother for 15 years at 500 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY.  In 1875 the Buffalo Chair Company, a subsidiary of Edwin Sikes & Co, was founded.  From 1904-1906 Sikes Chair Company moved to Philadelphia, PA, and operated there for several years.  In 1916 Sikes Chair Company resumed operations in Buffalo, NY.  Buffalo Chair Company went out of business in 1919.  In 1930 The Sikes Chair Company bought the Cutler Desk Company to become the Sikes-Cutler Desk Corporation.  The Sikes Chair Company was bankrupted in the Great Depression.  No furniture was made from 1929-1933.  By 1933, the economy was entering a growth spurt and The Sikes Company continued the manufacture of fine furniture until 1956.

Sikes Chair Company
 

Skandia Furniture Company

Maker: Skandia Furniture Company
Year: 1889-1941
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Skandia Furniture Co., Rockford, IL. 1889-1941. Manufactured variety of styles; noted for desks and stacking bookcases in their “Viking” and “Mission” lines. (Rockford was second largest furniture producer in Midwest, relying on Swedish immigrant labor.)

 

Skinner and Steenman

Maker: Skinner and Steenman
Year: 1888-1908
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Skinner and Steenman, Howard City/Greenville, MI. 1888-1908. Founders Charles Skinner and Henry Steenman specialized in sideboards and cabinets in several styles, including some A&C. Moved to Greenville in 1904 before closing in 1908.

**Photo courtesy of Bill Rice

Skinner and Steenman
 

Sligh Furniture Company

Maker: Sligh Furniture Company
Year: 1880 - present
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:

Sligh Furniture Co., Grand Rapids/Holland, MI. 1880-present. Founder Charles Sligh (b.1850). Large manufacturer of bedroom suites in several different styles; some A&C.

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Sligh Furniture Company
 

Sligh Furniture Company

Maker: Sligh Furniture Company
Year: 1880 - present
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Sligh Furniture Co., Grand Rapids/Holland, MI. 1880-present. Founder Charles Sligh (b.1850). Large manufacturer of bedroom suites in several different styles; some A&C.

**Photo courtesy of Jeff Bruder.

Sligh Furniture Company
 

Solid Kumfort (Rastetter, Louis and Sons)

Maker: Solid Kumfort (Rastetter, Louis and Sons)
Year: ca. 1908-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Rastetter, Louis and Sons (Solid Kumfort), Fort Wayne, IN. ca. 1908-unknown. Mass manufacturer of folding chairs and tables in variety of styles.


**Photo courtesy of Jim Rouse

Solid Kumfort (Rastetter, Louis and Sons)
 

Stickley and Brandt

Maker: Stickley and Brandt
Year: 1891 - 1919
Reference: http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/stickley-furniture-crafted-stickley

Notes:

Charles Stickley, a younger brother of Gustav Stickley, for a brief time manufactured a line of Arts & Crafts furniture. Some was marked with his script signature. Other pieces were signed with a decal reading "Stickley and Brandt", a reference to his uncle, who was also his business partner.

Stickley-Brandt’s retail store opened in 1896, and did well until World War One. The retail store remained open until 1928, but the furniture factory closed in 1917. Towards the end of the factory’s life, the craftsmen there did try to capitalize on the Mission Style, bringing out their own version of older brother Gustave’s vision in 1909, but it was too late, as the demand for the massive oak pieces was in decline, finished off by the war and changing tastes. After the furniture company’s bankruptcy, Charles left the industry, but remained in Binghamton until his death in 1927.

This paper label appears to have been their first shopmark.

Stickley and Brandt
 

Stickley and Brandt

Maker: Stickley and Brandt
Year: 1891 - 1917
Reference: http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/stickley-furniture-crafted-stickley

Notes:

Charles Stickley, a younger brother of Gustav Stickley, for a brief time manufactured a line of Arts & Crafts furniture. Some was marked with his script signature. Other pieces were signed with a decal reading "Stickley and Brandt", a reference to his uncle, who was also his business partner.

Stickley-Brandt’s retail store opened in 1896, and did well until World War One. The retail store remained open until 1928, but the furniture factory closed in 1917. Towards the end of the factory’s life, the craftsmen there did try to capitalize on the Mission Style, bringing out their own version of older brother Gustave’s vision in 1909, but it was too late, as the demand for the massive oak pieces was in decline, finished off by the war and changing tastes. After the furniture company’s bankruptcy, Charles left the industry, but remained in Binghamton until his death in 1927.

Stickley and Brandt
 

Stickley Brothers Company

Maker: Stickley Brothers Company
Year: 1891 - 1940
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:

Stickley Brothers Co. (Quaint), Grand Rapids, MI. 1891-1940. Founder Albert Stickley (1862-1928) and John G. Stickley (1871-1921). High quality A&C furniture with European influence (D. Robertson Smith, Timothy Conti, designers). This oval and fragile paper label appears to have been their earliest mark.

The adoption of the trademark “Quaint” may have prompted this shopmark, found either as a metal tag or decal. The word “quaint” referenced Arts & Crafts in England. 


Albert Stickley also used a brand to mark some of his furniture, either with simply block letters or occasionally with the word “Quaint” and the letters “S & B.”

Stickley Brothers Company
 

Stickley Brothers Company

Maker: Stickley Brothers Company
Year: 1891 - 1940
Reference: Stickley Brothers, Michael Clark & Jill Thomas Clark

Notes:

Stickley Brothers Co. (Quaint), Grand Rapids, MI. 1891-1940. Founder Albert Stickley (1862-1928) and John G. Stickley (1871-1921). High quality A&C furniture with European influence (D. Robertson Smith, Timothy Conti, designers). This oval and fragile paper label appears to have been their earliest mark.

The adoption of the trademark “Quaint” may have prompted this shopmark, found either as a metal tag or decal. The word “quaint” referenced Arts & Crafts in England. 


Albert Stickley also used a brand to mark some of his furniture, either with simply block letters or occasionally with the word “Quaint” and the letters “S & B.”

Stickley Brothers Company
 

Stickley Brothers Company

Maker: Stickley Brothers Company
Year: 1891 - 1940
Reference: Stickley Brothers, Michael Clark & Jill Thomas-Clark

Notes:

Stickley Brothers Co. (Quaint), Grand Rapids, MI. 1891-1940. Founder Albert Stickley (1862-1928) and John G. Stickley (1871-1921). High quality A&C furniture with European influence (D. Robertson Smith, Timothy Conti, designers). This oval and fragile paper label appears to have been their earliest mark.

The adoption of the trademark “Quaint” may have prompted this shopmark, found either as a metal tag or decal. The word “quaint” referenced Arts & Crafts in England. 


Albert Stickley also used a brand to mark some of his furniture, either with simply block letters or occasionally with the word “Quaint” and the letters “S & B.”

Stickley Brothers Company
 

Stickley Brothers Company

Maker: Stickley Brothers Company
Year: 1891 - 1940
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes:

Stickley Brothers Co. (Quaint), Grand Rapids, MI. 1891-1940. Founder Albert Stickley (1862-1928) and John G. Stickley (1871-1921). High quality A&C furniture with European influence (D. Robertson Smith, Timothy Conti, designers). This oval and fragile paper label appears to have been their earliest mark.

The adoption of the trademark “Quaint” may have prompted this shopmark, found either as a metal tag or decal. The word “quaint” referenced Arts & Crafts in England. 


Albert Stickley also used a brand to mark some of his furniture, either with simply block letters or occasionally with the word “Quaint” and the letters “S & B.”

**Photo courtesy of Ric Smith

Stickley Brothers Company
 

Stickley, Charles

Maker: Stickley, Charles
Year: 1891 - 1919
Reference: Stickley Brothers, Michael Clark & Jill Thomas-Clark

Notes: Stickley, Charles (Stickley & Brandt Chair Co.), Binghamton, NY. 1891-1919. Partner Schuyler Brandt (died 1913). This impressed signature may have been used after the death of partner Schuyler Brandt. It is often found on lighter pieces of A&C furniture.

Stickley, Charles
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Stickley, Gustav (Craftsman Workshops), Syracuse, NY. 1901-1916. Believed to be the first mark used on his furniture. This one-inch to 2.5-inches high red decal contains a joiner’s compass (an early woodworker’s tool) and the motto “Als ik kan,” which is Flemish for ‘As I can.’ This shopmark was introduced in 1902 and was used throughout that year and 1903.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In late 1902 and throughout 1903 Stickley utilized a new variation of this same decal, enclosing the entire mark in a one-inch red box. Overlaps of different decals are not uncommon and reinforce why dating a piece from a shopmark alone is not always precise.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1905 another mark began appearing. This one is 1.5 inches high and has a more formal signature with a pointed letter “G.” It was used from 1905 into 1912 and is considered the most commonly found of all his shopmarks, since this was his era of greatest production.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1912 came the final version: a 1.25 inch brand bearing the joiner’s compass and only his last name. Why he switched from his familiar decals to a brand is open to speculation, as was his motivation to drop his first name. This branded mark remained in use until the close of Craftsman Workshops in 1916.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1907 a new version printed on brown paper and measuring 3 inches by 4.75 inches appeared. It includes a reference to his New York City showrooms and remained in use into 1912.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Introduced in 1912, this third and final paper label reflects the change that Stickley made in his brand as well, returning to just his last name beneath the joiners compass.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1904 Stickley dropped the box around the joiner’s compass. This red mark appears in two sizes: 2.5 inch and ¾ inch. It is distinguished from the next variation by the looping letter “G” (see how obsessive Stickley collectors get?). The ‘looping G’ shopmark was used from 1904-1907.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Starting in 1905 Gustav Stickley began using paper labels along with his decals and brands to identify his furniture. The first paper label was 2.75 inches by 3 inches on white paper and only made reference to Eastwood, N.Y., where his factory was located. It remained in use from 1905-1907.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, Gustav

Maker: Stickley, Gustav
Year: 1901 - 1916
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1918 Leopold Stickley, who had purchased his older brother’s assets at the bankruptcy sale, formed a short-lived association with his brothers using a conjoined shopmark. Once again, however, the brothers proved that they could not work together and the association was dissolved.

Stickley, Gustav
 

Stickley, L. & J. G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J. G.
Year: 1902 - present
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: In 1918, 2 years after Gustav Stickley declared bankruptcy, he and his brother Leopold formed a short-lived business association with a new decal incorporating elements of Gustav Stickley's earlier shopmarks and that of L. & J. G. Stickley.  This shopmark was only used in 1918.

Stickley, L. & J. G.
 

Stickley, L. & J. G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J. G.
Year: 1902 - present
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: From 1906 until 1912 Leopold and John George Stickley used this version of a decal on their Handcraft line of furniture.

Stickley, L. & J. G.
 

Stickley, L. & J. G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J. G.
Year: 1902 - present
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Stickley, L. & J.G., Fayetteville, NY. 1902-current. Founders Leopold Stickley and John George Stickley. The brothers marked their earliest furniture with this decal or the paper label shown below; changed in 1906. Onondaga refers to their county.

Stickley, L. & J. G.
 

Stickley, L. & J. G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J. G.
Year: 1902 - present
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Stickley, L. & J.G., Fayetteville, NY. 1902-current. In 1912 they made a dramatic change in their shopmark, dropping the woodworking clamp in favor of the simple block letters inside a rectangle.  This mark was used from 1912 until 1918 as either a decal or a brand.

Stickley, L. & J. G.
 

Stickley, L. & J. G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J. G.
Year: 1902 - present
Reference: Furniture of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, David Cathers

Notes: Stickley, L. & J.G., Fayetteville, NY. 1902-current. Founders Leopold Stickley and John George Stickley. This paper label from 1904-1906 proved fragile and may have prompted a change.

Stickley, L. & J. G.
 

Stickley, L. & J.G.

Maker: Stickley, L. & J.G.
Year: 1902-current
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Stickley, L. & J.G., Fayetteville, NY. 1902-current. In 1989 owners Alfred and Aminy Audi introduced an extensive line of quality Stickley and Roycroft reproductions, plus original designs, each bearing this new shopmark, a circular metal tag

Stickley, L. & J.G.
 

Streit, C. F. Manufacturing Company

Maker: Streit, C. F. Manufacturing Company
Year: 1871-ca. 1950
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Streit, C. F. Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati. 1871-ca. 1950. Prolific producer of a variety of styles of “Morris Chairs and Davenport Sofa Beds.” Held patents for a sliding foot rest. In 1920s introduced “Slumber Chair” with metal tag replacing earlier yellow decal.

Streit, C. F. Manufacturing Company
 

Swan Furniture (“Mayflower”)

Maker: Swan Furniture (“Mayflower”)
Year: ca. 1875-1937
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Swan Furniture (“Mayflower”), Essex/Westport/Wadham Mills, NY. ca. 1875-1937. Founders Henry and Carl Swan. Massive, high-quality A&C and Adirondack furniture. Shopmark undetermined.

 

The Roycroft Shops

Maker: The Roycroft Shops
Year: 1895 - 1938
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Roycroft Shops, East Aurora, NY. 1895-1938. Founder Elbert Hubbard. Special pieces, often custom-designed, were signed with the entire word Roycroft carved into the wood.

**Photo courtesy of Pete Maloney

The Roycroft Shops
 

Thompson Manufacturing Company (“Crafstyle”)

Maker: Thompson Manufacturing Company (“Crafstyle”)
Year: Unknown
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Thompson Manufacturing Co. (“Crafstyle”) Holland and Grand Rapids, MI.


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Thompson Manufacturing Company (“Crafstyle”)
 

Tobey Furniture Company (Russmore Furniture)

Maker: Tobey Furniture Company (Russmore Furniture)
Year: 1856 - 1954
Reference: The Official Price Guide to American Arts & Crafts 3rd Ed., David Rago and Bruce Johnson

Notes: Tobey Furniture Co. (Russmore Furniture), Chicago. 1856-1954. Founder Charles Tobey, designers George Clingman, Joseph Twyman. Major retailer and manufacturer of variety of styles. Introduced Russmore line in 1902, some designed/produced by Leopold Stickley. Paper label or metal tag.

Tobey Furniture Company (Russmore Furniture)
 

Traverse City Chair Company

Maker: Traverse City Chair Company
Year: ca. 1908
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Traverse City Chair Co., Traverse City, MI. ca. 1908. Maker of variety of styles, including “Mission Suites and Small Mission Pieces.” 

 

Tromp, Martin

Maker: Tromp, Martin
Year: Unknown
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: No shopmark has been found for Martin Tromp.  If you have any additional information on this shopmark please contact us at info@artsandcraftscollector.com

 

Udell Works

Maker: Udell Works
Year: ca. 1872- ca. 1950
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Udell Works, Indianapolis, IN. ca. 1872- ca. 1950. Founder Calvin Udell. Prolific manufacturer of folding tables, music cabinets, bookcases and dropfront desks in late Victorian and A&C styles. Red and gold decal.

Udell Works
 

Udell Works

Maker: Udell Works
Year: ca. 1872- ca. 1950

Notes: Udell Works, Indianapolis, IN. ca. 1872- ca. 1950. Founder Calvin Udell. Prolific manufacturer of folding tables, music cabinets, bookcases and dropfront desks in late Victorian and A&C styles. Red and gold decal.

Udell Works
 

Unknown #1

Maker: Unknown #1
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

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Unknown #1
 

Unknown #4

Maker: Unknown #4
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

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**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Unknown #4
 

Unknown #6

Maker: Unknown #6
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

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**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Unknown #6
 

Unknown #7

Maker: Unknown #7
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

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**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Unknown #7
 

Valley City Chair Co.

Maker: Valley City Chair Co.
Year: ca. 1902 - 1904
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Valley City Chair Co. Grand Rapids, MI. ca. 1902-1904.

 

Warner, C. A. and Company

Maker: Warner, C. A. and Company
Year: Unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Warner, C. A. and Co., New York. Mission oak tall clocks.

 

Webster Manufacturing Company

Maker: Webster Manufacturing Company
Year: ca. 1914
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Webster Manufacturing Company, Superior, WI. ca. 1914. A. W. Highfield, pres. Advertised one million chairs a year produced in 900 varieties, including mission oak.


**Photo courtesy of Jim Rouse

Webster Manufacturing Company
 

Weis & Fisher Co.

Maker: Weis & Fisher Co.
Year: ca. 1880s-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Weis & Fisher Co., Rochester, NY. ca. 1880s-unknown. Major retail store. Advertised “Furniture and Carpets - Household Outfitters.”


**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.

Weis & Fisher Co.
 

Welch Folding Bed Company

Maker: Welch Folding Bed Company
Year: 1886 - 1908
Reference: Arts & Crafts Furniture Design: The Grand Rapids Contribution, Don Marek

Notes: Welch Folding Bed Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 1886-1908. Founders Lyman Welch and W. S. Earle held patent for a folding wardrobe bed that included “six articles of furniture in one.” Signed with metal shield including company name and city.

Welch Folding Bed Company
 

White Furniture Company

Maker: White Furniture Company
Year: 1881-1993
Reference: Unknown

Notes: White Furniture Co., Mebane, NC. 1881-1993. Founders Dave and Will White. Specialized in oak bedroom furniture. Provided A&C guest room doors and furniture modeled after Roycrofters and for Grove Park Inn in 1913.

White Furniture Company
 

White Furniture Company

Maker: White Furniture Company
Year: 1881-1993
Reference: Unknown

Notes: White Furniture Co., Mebane, NC. 1881-1993. Founders Dave and Will White. Specialized in oak bedroom furniture. Provided A&C guest room doors and furniture modeled after Roycrofters and for Grove Park Inn in 1913.

White Furniture Company
 

Wilkinson & Eastwood Chair Company

Maker: Wilkinson & Eastwood Chair Company
Year: 1889-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Wilkinson & Eastwood Chair Co., Binghamton, NY. 1889-unknown. Founders W.H. Eastwood and Charles Wilkinson. Small manufacturers of “fancy chairs,” with limited line of A&C.

 

Wisconsin Manufacturing Company

Maker: Wisconsin Manufacturing Company
Year: 1856-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Wisconsin Manufacturing Co., Jefferson, WI. 1856-unknown. Founder O.C. Cole.

 

Wolverine Manufacturing Company

Maker: Wolverine Manufacturing Company
Year: 1887-unknown
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Wolverine Manufacturing Co., Detroit. 1887-unknown. Founder Frederick Smith. “Parlor and Library Tables - Our Great Specialties.” Prolific manufacturer of golden oak and mission oak library tables, some with desk accessory inserts in drawer.


**Photo courtesy of Myron Musfeldt


Wolverine Manufacturing Company
 

Woodcraft Guild (Lakeside Craft Shop)

Maker: Woodcraft Guild (Lakeside Craft Shop)
Year: 1909-1911
Reference: Unknown

Notes:

Woodcraft Guild (Lakeside Craft Shop) Sheboygan, WI. 1909-1911. Founder Fred Dennett. Early name and shopmark for Lakeside Craft Shop, maker of small A&C furniture and novelties, such as smoker’s stands, wastebaskets, footstools.

Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Woodcraft Guild (Lakeside Craft Shop)
 

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Maker: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Year: 1867-1959
Reference: Unknown

Notes: Wright, Frank Lloyd (1867-1959). Oak Park (IL), Spring Green (WI), Scotsdale (AZ). Prairie School architect and furniture designer. Furniture not signed with this red square used on architectural drawings. Furniture can be identified by comparison to original photos; well-documented in reference books.

Wright, Frank Lloyd
 

Young, J. M., Furniture Company

Maker: Young, J. M., Furniture Company
Year: 1872-1940s
Reference: See A&C Quarterly, vol. 7, #3

Notes:

Young, J. M., Furniture Co., Camden, NY. 1872-1940s. A&C line 1904-1940s. High quality A&C influenced by Gustav and L. & J. G. Stickley; remained a small firm with limited production and high standards. 

**Photo courtesy of Michael and Jill Thomas-Clark.


Young, J. M., Furniture Company
 
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