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One of my favorite pieces of Gustav Stickley furniture doesn’t look like Gus had anything to do with it. The Poppy table was part of the collection of Stickley produced furniture marketed as “New Furniture” by the Tobey Company of Chicago, Illinois. This Art Nouveau style table is a couple of years before Stickley began to market his work under “The Craftsman” label.
This example is built from solid mahogany and looks like one of the originals. Structurally it is a bit more solid. Instead of glue blocks holding the top to the legs, I fashioned a pentagon-shaped hub where five individual stretchers connect with a dovetail to the hub. At the other end of the stretchers, a housed dovetail connects the stretchers to the legs. The top is fastened to the stretchers with screws from below.
Down at the shelf, there are hidden loose tenons between each leg and the shelf. These joints are further reinforced with screws and the screwheads are covered with mahogany plugs. All of the shaping and carving is done by hand, and the finish is a base of walnut Danish oil (to enhance the grain and color) with a topcoat of blond shellac that has been hand rubbed and waxed.
This piece is available on order, $1,800, plus shipping/delivery with a lead time of 8-12 weeks. A deposit of 50% is required with your order, balance and shipping/delivery must be paid before delivery. This piece looks great in almost any wood, get in touch to discuss the options