Chair (no. 2606)



Chair (no. 2606)


United Crafts


1901-02 (ca.)

Object No.


Credit line

Gift of Gregg and Monique Seibert


Chair (no. 2606) was among the simplest of the forms Stickley introduced in his early 1901 catalog Chips from the Workshop of Gustave Stickley. Unlike a number of the other forms illustrated from this period, the chair lacks the tapered legs and back posts that would have added additional labor and material to the manufacturing process. Although this model was illustrated only with a rush seat, a price list dated June 25, 1901 in the back of a copy of Chips from the Workshops of the United Crafts at the Winterthur Library lists the option of the roan skin seat shown here. These chairs are exceptionally rare survivors, not only because of their green finish and use of ash, but more so because the original leather survives in an exceptional state of preservation.

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).