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Stickley Oak Mission furniture spans more than a century with skillfully handcrafted designs that have endured because of their value and impeccable quality. Oak Mission furniture is designed to be beautiful – the organic quarter-sawn white oak with hand-rubbed finish – speaks for itself. But at the same time, it’s built to last, and become a treasured heirloom passed down from generation to generation.While celebrating the past, the Oak Mission furniture found at Manderley Manor is also created for the way families want to live today.This is not formal furniture, meant to be displayed in a formal parlor, and used only on special occasions – instead, it’s built to be used, loved and enjoyed. Thanks to the Stickley brothers, Gustav and Leopold, Oak “Mission’ furniture became one of the first true ‘American’ styles during the industrial age. It quickly gained worldwide prominence and is valued by collectors as well as those who wants the finest furnishing without the gaudiness or ornamentation that distracts from the beauty of each piece of true Oak Mission furniture.Als Ik Kan – “to the best of my ability” – has always been Stickley’s guiding principle. The old Flemish craftsman’s phrase, by painter Jan Van Eyck, was marked right on the product in its early years, to assure customers that every piece of Stickley Oak Mission furniture was made with skill, determination, and integrity.Oak Mission Furniture is part of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement and is characterized by its sturdy, straightforward construction, using the natural beauty of the raw materials such as quarter-sawn oak, hand-rubbed finishes, carefully balanced proportions with artistic architectural design and careful attention to detail.Today you can find Oak Mission furniture for every room of the house – and in the best decorated offices, as well.Here are two excellent examples of the Oak Mission Furniture styles you can find at Manderley Manor in Toronto:The Spindle Morris Chair with loose cushion. This chair comes in your choice of fabrics and colors. H 39 W28 ½ D37 ½Footstool H5 W12 ½ D 12 ½ The Spindle Morris Chair – part of the Oak Mission furniture “Classics Collection” this chair was the grandfather of the modern recliner. The original was designed in 1912 by Gustav Stickley. This chair from Stickley’s classics collection is virtually identical to the original. It offers wide canted arms for the most comfort, has an adjustable back, , curved horizontal back slats, and narrow spindles. It also includes the typical quadralinear post construction, and corbel and through tenons for beauty and durability.It’s important to mention that quadralinear posts are not simply veneers, as are so often found in cheaper and less durable pieces of furniture today.All of the large chairs and tables in Stickley’s Oak Mission furniture are built from four pieces of solid oak, with a tiny core. The pieces are so tightly welded together that it won’t crack, and is, in fact, it almost indestructible. And of course, the real beauty of the quarter-sawn oak is revealed through in the fine ray flake that can be seen from all sides. The Spindle Settle, Spindle Love Seat and Spindle Cube Chair are each a dramatic blending of both Arts & Crafts and International styles. The end result is a beautiful and elegant Oak Mission style that fits in with any decor. The originals were designed by Gustav Stickley between 1905 to 1907.Spindle Love Seat (with or without loose cushions) H29 W59 D32 Spindle Settle (with or without loose cushions) H29 W76 D32 Spindle Cube Chair with or without loose seat cushion) H29 W26 ½ D29We invite you to check out our dining and bedroom sets as well as living room pieces of Oak Mission furniture. Categorised in: StickleyThis post was written by Sublett IlonaBeautiful classic design. Hand craftsmanship. Long-lasting construction. These are the hallmarks of Stickley furniture.We carry may different pieces of Stickey furniture, please feel free to see our sales which are up to 50 percent off. Manderley Fine Furniture is an exclusive dealer of Stickey furniture and take great pride in the products we carry. Please leave this field empty. Stickley's many unique construction features make it the most lasting furniture being crafted today. Among the special features are side hung and centerguided drawers, blind dovetailed cross rails, tongue and groove glue joining, quadralinear posts, through keyed and pinned tenons, ship lap planking (on the back of bookcases), and specially designed bed rails and casting receivers. The finest in Mission Arts and Crafts Furnishings in Solid quarter-cut Oak and Cherry.Solid Mahogany Traditional and Stunning Solid Cherry Modern Furniture. The New Standard in Upholstery and Leather Sofas, Chairs and Sectionals.Thank you for years of support! © 2017 Copyright Manderley Fine Furniture.
Most people understand that a product can only be as good as the material from which it is made. It follows that home furnishings made from artificial, low-grade materials such as particleboard, pressed wood or MDF can sustain neither craftsmanship nor long life. And for many years the furniture-buying public has been learning this lesson the hard way. And it remains true that much costly premium furniture is built little better than the inexpensive student furniture that we see discarded curbside on garbage night. Yes, the finish choices are more varied and the designs more “compatible with contemporary adult lifestyles”, but under their skins the chic and the disposable are brother and sister, often “born” in the same sprawling overseas factory to be assembled closer to market. And this would be fine and fair if the price was right. But it isn’t.It was never so at Stickley, where only the best of Mother Nature will do: select high-grade lumber responsibly harvested from sustainable sources, then properly dried and milled, hand-fitted and hand-finished to timeless designs old and new. Real wood. Solid wood. Even on those rare occasions when a “veneer” is appropriate and correct – such as the gorgeous swirl and crotch mahogany door panels and drawer fronts on Stickley’s Georgian reproductions – it remains the real thing, re-sawn and book-matched to perfection. So too the glorious tiger-stripe maple drawer facings on the solid black cherry Harvey Ellis bedroom pieces (though at 2mm in thickness they are more of a thin plank than a thick veneer); just another example of Stickley’s uncompromising belief in proven materials and traditional cabinetry. Thick or thin it’s solid wood.Yet neither Stickley nor the consumer can afford complacency. The new millennium has seen increasingly vast quantities of dubious hard and soft woods flooding wholesale timber markets (particularly from rain forests in Indonesia and South America). Offshore bulk manufacturers have been able thereby to busily mass market “real solid-wood furniture” to the affluent West as well as to the emerging East. Great emphasis is put on short-lived trends, designer endorsements, and “available NOW!”, though this often translates as out-of-fashion next year, hidden mark-up, and we assemble it straight from the shipping container. Much less is said about how things are made and from what. The wood itself may or may not be furniture-grade, but it is quickly cut for a quick profit, and sometimes illegally. Kiln-drying (let alone air-drying) is infrequent. Actual fabrication is frantic and inexact. Surface treatments hide more than enhance whatever natural beauty the particular species may possess. “Texturing” replaces fine finishing. Suspicious chemicals are the norm.So, it can pay as much to know what something isn’t as to know what it is. Or, as a discriminating and thrifty Stickley enthusiast of many years likes to put it: “Would you eat three meals a day every day at a restaurant that loudly advertised ‘solid meat’ but refused to distinguish spring lamb from mutton, or Angus beef from horsemeat? And what if they charged good money for the mystery? No, neither would I.”Categorised in: StickleyThis post was written by Andrew HumeBeautiful classic design. Hand craftsmanship. Long-lasting construction. These are the hallmarks of Stickley furniture.We carry may different pieces of Stickey furniture, please feel free to see our sales which are up to 50 percent off. Manderley Fine Furniture is an exclusive dealer of Stickey furniture and take great pride in the products we carry. Please leave this field empty. Stickley's many unique construction features make it the most lasting furniture being crafted today. Among the special features are side hung and centerguided drawers, blind dovetailed cross rails, tongue and groove glue joining, quadralinear posts, through keyed and pinned tenons, ship lap planking (on the back of bookcases), and specially designed bed rails and casting receivers. The finest in Mission Arts and Crafts Furnishings in Solid quarter-cut Oak and Cherry.Solid Mahogany Traditional and Stunning Solid Cherry Modern Furniture. The New Standard in Upholstery and Leather Sofas, Chairs and Sectionals.Thank you for years of support! © 2017 Copyright Manderley Fine Furniture.