Rare Stickley Hall Seat Sells for $16,000
Results from the New York City Estate Auction on December 20th
This past December 20th, a suite of rare Gustave Stickley Arts and Crafts pieces sold at auction along with fine art, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts from New York City estates.
A standout in the sale was an Arts and Crafts Gustav Stickley Hall Seat, model number 182 (Estimate $10,000-$20,000) that sold for $16,000. The hall seat, circa 1901-1903, has a lift top seat opening to reveal storage and the maker’s mark stenciled in red underside. The piece is cited by Samuel Howe in “A Visit to the Workshops of the United Crafts at Eastwood, N.Y.” the October 1902 edition of The Craftsman. A similar example was recently sold at Sotheby’s in “Important Design,” December 10, 2020, Lot 316.
Additionally featured in the sale was a Gustav Stickley Mission form oak bar cabinet with a pull-out copper clad surface, a single drawer, a swing door cabinet with compartmentalized storage and a stenciled maker’s mark in red on reverse. A Gustav Stickley Arts and Crafts oak library table with a single drawer bearing Craftsman Workshops label inside drawer and a Gustav Stickley Mission oak round side table bearing Craftsman Workshops label.
The early 20th century Bradley & Hubbard bronze and glass table lamp sold for $550. The eight sided glass shade featured floral motifs above a tapered base with naturalistic motifs. The base is stamped”Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co.”
Lot 157: Gustav Stickley Hall Seat Model No. 182
Lot 158: Gustav Stickley Arts & Crafts Bar Cabinet
Lot 159: Gustav Stickley Craftsman Side Table
Lot 160: Gustav Stickley Craftsman Library Table