Stickley Furniture manufactures each piece like a jigsaw puzzle – utilizing master craftsman techniques such as tongue-and-groove, tenon posts, and dovetailing so the wood doesn’t crack or split. We appreciate this because it means you can enjoy these furnishings for generations to come.
Stickley brings to mind classic, Mission-style arts and crafts furniture. But, we love introducing our customers to their Traditional and Transitional collections – the same quality craftsmanship, but with less ornate, simpler lines. Stickley’s Transitional collection coordinates well with the more modern trend, popular in the Pacific Northwest.
Born in 1852, probably in Rochester, maybe in Albany, son of a hardware merchant, lawyer and politician, educated at home in a school without walls, briefly at “West Point”, married secretly to an actress and his father had the marriage annulled, and sent his son to Europe where he studied art and architecture.
Harvey Ellis was always the genius behind the scene. In Albany he worked for architect Henry H Richardson, who designed sections of the state Capitol. Next, Ellis and his brother Charles opened their own architectural firm in Rochester. Ellis left his brother and Rochester for Utica, and then to St Paul and then to St Louis where he produced the chateau- like design for the St Louis City Hall.
In 1903 Ellis returned to Rochester and was in charge of installing Gustav Stickley’s Arts and Crafts exhibition. It was a brief stay with Stickley, seven months later Harvey Ellis died in 1904.View the Stickley Catalog