Library Table (no. 407)



Library Table (no. 407)


United Crafts


1901-02 (ca.)



Object No.


Credit line

Gift of Gregg and Monique Seibert


This substantial table–available in wood- or leather-top models manufactured from 1900 to 1904–shares many of the hallmarks traditionally associated with Stickley’s early productions. The thickness of the table top, the arched stretchers, the distinctively-shaped through tenons, and curved apron were all details that added additional labor (and hence cost) to the finished product and were generally phased out in later designs.

Like many of the forms that Stickley produced throughout his career, there are a number of related designs and different sizes that allowed him to offer more variety to his customers, without needing to reinvent the wheel each time. Tables (nos. 411 and 412), for instance, share the same stretcher configuration, while the splayed legs and through tenons read as a variation on or evolution of the Bungalow tabourette and tables that were introduced in 1900.

Associated names

Gustav Stickley


Purchased, en suite, by an undisclosed buyer, ca. 1901, then by descent. Dalton’s American Decorative Arts and Antiques (September 2001). Cathers and Dembrosky (by 2002). Gregg and Monique Seibert (2002).