Shop of the Crafters
72 pp. $20.00
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The Jarvie Shop
136 pp. $20.00
Indian Splint Manufacturing Company
96 pp. $15.00
The Lakeside Craft Shops
The Lakeside Craft Shops of Sheboygan, Wisconsin was founded by Fred Dennett in 1912 when he was 61 years of age. Dennett had already made his fortune as founder of the Wisconsin Chair Company, and he held investments in many other enterprises. The Company's motto was "Art in the Home." The Lakeside Craft Shops made home furnishings in the Arts and Crafts style, including fern dishes, bracket hanging baskets, book racks, cellarettes, card tables, waste baskets, stools, jardiniere stands, window boxes, smokers stands, serving trays, and umbrella stands - in oak and mahogany. This book includes a scholarly, illustrated history of the company and contains the company's 86-page 1912 catalogue.
95 pp., $25.00
Copyright 2018 Turn of the Century Editions
The Tobey Furniture Company, Chicago, Illinois
182 pp., $25.00
Twin City Mission Furniture Company - 1911 Catalog *
We have reprinted a very limited number of copies of this rare 68-page catalog featuring 158 different pieces of Arts and Crafts furniture. The Twin City Mission Furniture Company was established in the St. Anthony Park section of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1909. The company produced chairs, footstools, library tables, bookcases, bookstands, small tables and taborets. Much of the company's production helped to furnish the homes and churches of St. Paul, Minneapolis and the surrounding counties. Examples of the company's mission furniture turn up from time to time. One piece is in the collection of the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
68 pp., $20.00
The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, by Joseph Cunningham
Charles Rohlfs ranked among the most innovative furniture makers at the turn of the twentieth century. Praised by the international press and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, his beautiful works grew out of an interesting mix of styles that included Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and modernism. This book presents the most definitive study to date of this important American designer and craftsman, drawing on new photographs and fresh sources of information. The book covers topics including the contribution of Rohlfs' wife (mystery novelist Anna Katherine Green) to his designs; the source of Rohlfs' idiosyncratic motifs; his influence on Gustav Stickley's designs; his commissioned interiors, and his efforts at self-promotion and marketing. The book also features a complete set of unpublished period illustrations of more than seventy works. This beautiful book was published in 2008 in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Milwaukee Art Museum and four other institutions between June 2009 and January 2011, and presents full-page color photos of the many important Rohlfs pieces in the exhibition. The book is lavishly illustrated with 321 color and 16 black and white photographs.
Hardcover, 282 pp., Publisher's price $65.00; Our price $25.00
The Frost Arts and Crafts Workshop, Dayton, Ohio,
Catalogue Number Fifty-Two (1910)
The Frost Arts and Crafts Workshop was founded by George W. Frost in Dayton, Ohio around 1906. The company started out making "various useful articles of unusual design" in metal and wood, and the business grew very quickly. By 1909 the company employed more than forty workers and had moved to a new three-story brick building overlooking the Miami River. By 1910 the company was making and selling desk sets, smoker sets, etched mottoes, picture frames, bowls, trays, bookends, sconces, clocks, lanterns, jewelry and jewelry boxes, and lamps that were available in more than five hundred department stores, jewelry stores, and other retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Reprinted here is a faithful reproduction of the company's Catalogue Number 52 from 1910 showing the breadth of the Frost Workshop's finished offerings at perhaps the zenith of the Arts and Crafts movement in America.
Softcover, 32 pp.; $15.00
Softcover, 32 pp.; $15.00
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Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Co. *
This Grand Rapids, Michigan, furniture company produced a broad line of Arts and Crafts furniture, including desks, music cabinets, flower stands, tables, medicine cabinets and bookcases, but today it is perhaps best known for its full line of "cellarettes" or liquor cabinets which often featured pull-out copper trays, built-in humidors, glass holders, and a "lazy susan" on the bottom shelf for wine or liquor bottles. This rare 1909-1910 catalogue features over 200 different furniture forms, including 15 different models of its popular cellarettes.
Softcover, 100 pp., $20.00
Oscar Onken and The Shop of the Crafters at Cincinnati, by M.J. McCracken and Michael McCracken
Finally - a book by Arts and Crafts authorities Je and Michael McCracken that presents a much-needed history of this company and its many unique Arts and Crafts furniture designs. Oscar Onken, the son of German immigrants, purchased The Shop of the Crafters from a business associate in 1904 and grew the business over the next several years. During this time the company came out with its signature line of "Crafters" inlaid furniture designed by the Hungarian Paul Horti whom Onken met at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition hwere Horti was curating the Hungarian exhibit. This large format book includes a scholarly history of The Shop of the Crafters, a portfolio of stunning color photographs showing numerous forms of the company's rare inlaid furniture, an unabridged facsimile of the company's 32-page 1902 catalogue and the its 16-page Fall 1904 catalogue (neithere previously reprinted), and additional 16 pages omitted from the previously reprinted 1906 catalogue, a 1907 sales pamplet showing additional furniture designs, and the complete 32-page issue of Volume 1, No. 1 of the company's promotional magazine, The Lantern. This book is a must-have resource for any serious student of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Softcover, 160 pp., $40.00
The Arts and Crafts Furniture of J.M. Young & Sons, Camden, New York, by Michael E. Clark and Jill Thomas-Clark
Here is a greatly expanded edition of an earlier, much sought-after, long out-of-print work by Michael Clark and Jill Thomas-Clark. The illustrated Introduction tells the history of the company, the evolution of its Arts and Crafts furniture, its close relationship with its neighbor, the L.& J.G. Stickley Furniture Company, and the company's production in its later years. (This company was in business almost 100 years and was making mission Morris chairs into the 1940s!) The book includes the company's own photos and drawings of all known styles of J.M. Young Arts and Crafts furniture, with a table that lists its furniture by number, dimensions, and quantity produced, based on the company's productions records. If you own or aspire to own the quality mission furniture of the J.M. Young company, this is the book to own!
Softcover, 160 pp., $35.00