Early L. & J. G. Stickley Furniture From Onondaga Shops to Handcraft

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L. Stickley, J.G. Stickley, “Early L. & J. G. Stickley Furniture: From Onondaga Shops to Handcraft”
Gustav Stickley, “The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs”
Gustav Stickley, L. & J. G. Stickley, “Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs”
Hedgerow: River Cottage Handbook No.7 by John Wright
Painting Landscapes by Kevin Scully

L. Stickley, J.G. Stickley, “Early L. & J. G. Stickley Furniture: From Onondaga Shops to Handcraft”

ISBN: 0486269264 | 1992 | EPUB | 187 pages | 41 MB

In 1902, four years after Gustav Stickley began building furniture in his United Crafts Workshops in Eastwood, New York, his brother Leopold established his own Arts and Crafts furniture business a few miles away in Fayetteville, a suburb of Syracuse, to which he soon recruited his brother J. George. They initially used the trademark “Onondaga Shops,” for the county in which it was located; by 1910 they were labeling their furniture “Handcraft.”
Like their brother Gustav’s designs, those of L. and J. G. Stickley include many first-rate examples of American Arts and Crafts style. This unique volume provides a comprehensive look at their early achievement, combining reprints of extremely rare copies of two sets of promotional literature from approximately 1906-09 and 1909.
The first is a handbound salesman’s catalog, circa 1906-09, presenting 129 wash drawings and eight photographs of Onondaga Shops furniture. The second consists of 110 drawings of Handcraft furniture reproduced from a very rare set of loose plates, circa 1909. The designs depicted range from a leather-topped library table, an office swivel chair, and a canvas-covered Morris chair to a leather-upholstered settle, a writing desk with hand-wrought copper pulls, a mirrored sideboard, a line of spindle furniture never before reprinted, and numerous other pieces almost entirely unknown today. A preface by Robert L. Zarrow and a historical introduction by Donald A. Davidoff shed light on neglected aspects of the work of this important and still-thriving firm. Scholars, designers, and enthusiasts of home furnishings and the decorative arts will find in these pages a rare record of a memorable chapter in the history of American furniture design.

Gustav Stickley, “The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs”

ISBN: 0486266761 | 1991 | EPUB | 112 pages | 24 MB

With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs are essential reading and reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. Among the items depicted and described are chairs, rockers, stools, settles, desks, library tables, music cabinets, drop-leaf tables, nests of tables, chests of drawers, sideboards, china cabinets and dressing tables.

Gustav Stickley, L. & J. G. Stickley, “Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs”

ISBN: 0486238385 | 1979 | EPUB | 183 pages | 25 MB

Directly influenced by William Morris’ Arts and Crafts Movement in England, the Stickley family created what is now known and prized as Craftsman style furniture. This chastely beautiful and functional furniture was without superfluous or pretentious ornamentation, and it did not try to imitate any previous “period” style. Rather, it expressed the plain principle of honest construction and the sturdiness and beauty of the primary wood used, American white oak.
The contemporary antique collector can now see hundreds of pieces of Craftsman furniture as they were actually offered for sale in two Stickley catalogs — Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley (1910) and The Work of L. & J. G. Stickley (n.d.). The 594 illustrations show numerous settees, rockers, armchairs, reclining chairs, bookcases, desks, and tables — tea, round, rectangular, library, lunch, dining, serving, sewing, toilet, dressing, folding, child’s and others, even a billiard table and checkerboard table. A large number of other furniture pieces are also presented, including magazine cabinets, stools, plant stands, chests, sideboards, chests of drawers, beds, child’s rockers and dressers, screens, Davenport bed, etc.
In addition, there are pages devoted to products not automatically associated with the Stickleys or Craftsman furniture: metalwork — desk set, vase, chafing dish, cider set, candle stick, portieres, pillows, curtains, table covers, etc.; willow furniture — two settees and nine chairs; and rugs in four different patterns. All of the illustrations are accompanied by identifying captions, including exact measurements and, often, prices or descriptive information.

Hedgerow: River Cottage Handbook No.7 by John Wright

English | February 22nd, 2018 | ASIN: B078JM2B9N, ISBN: 140880185X | 256 Pages | EPUB | 125.17 MB

In the seventh of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright explores the culinary delights of the British hedgerow.
Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods – these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative and witty handbook, John Wright reveals how to spot the free and delicious pickings to be found in the British countryside, and how to prepare and cook them.
First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager, with an introduction to conservation, safety, the law, and all the equipment that you may need. Next he guides you through the tasty edible species to be found. Each one is accompanied by photographs for identification, along with their conservation status, habitat, distribution, season, taste, texture and cooking methods – not forgetting, of course, some fascinating asides and diversions about their taxonomy and history. Fifty species are covered, including bilberries, blackberries, raspberries, common mallow, dandelions, hedge garlic, horseradish, pignuts, nettles, sloes, sweet chestnuts, water mint, bulrushes and wild cherries. After this there is a section describing the poisonous species to steer clear of, with identifying photographs as well as warnings about nasty ‘lookalikes’. Finally, there are thirty delicious recipes to show how you can make the most of your (edible) findings.
Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hedgerow is an indispensable household reference, and an essential book to have by your side for every trip into the countryside.

Painting Landscapes by Kevin Scully

English | May 2nd, 2018 | ASIN: B078HWNQT8, ISBN: 1785003836 | 131 Pages | EPUB | 37.35 MB

The landscape is probably the most popular theme for artists, and this book takes you through the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary for painting the natural world. It presents a vast range of practical information and advice for both beginners and more experienced painters; it will help them develop their knowledge and skill in painting the landscape both in the studio and also when working en plein-air.
From initial planning through to finished paintings, you will be shown how to tackle this vast and exciting subject. The book explains the preparation process essential for establishing good composition, advises on materials and equipment, from sketchbooks and paints to easels and covers the crucial elements of tonal values, colour, shape and perspective. It also demonstrates a variety of techniques for oil and acrylic painting and includes the work of several established contemporary landscape artists. Finally, it suggests ways of encouraging self-motivation and inspiration. Superbly illustrated with 165 colour paintings.

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