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Craftsman Style Coffee Table

Limbert Coffee table

$975


An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This scaled-down version preserves the original overall proportions, as well as elliptical top and shelf, gently curved legs, and decorative piercings in the stretchers. Bridle joints hold the legs and aprons together, and a notched bridle joint is used where the stretchers intersect. The legs and shelf are notched where they meet, and slip tenons join the stretchers to the legs.

Dimensions: Oval top is approx 3′ x 2′, table top is 20″ in height.

Material: all solid quarter-sawn white oak.

NOTE: Shipping is done by FedEx; it is the largest package they will take, short of it going freight. I have a custom, heavy-duty cardboard box custom made for this table. The shipping is $275 to any place in continental US.

Design: G Paolini

Cherry Limbert Coffee Table

Cherry version

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Furniture

 

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Craftsman style table, Limbert #240

limbert table$875

This Limbert table from the early 1900s features gentle curves on each edge and arched openings in the side panels provide access to the shelf.

Overall dimensions: 20″ wide, 20″ deep, by 29″ high, made of quarter-sawn white oak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Furniture

 

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Craftsman Round Table

Roundtop Craftsman Table

$875

Take a look at this table, and I know you’ll find something to admire – whether it’s the highly figured quartersawn white oak, the decorative slots in the tapered legs, or the dramatic grain patterns of the round tabletop and the cross-shaped shelf.

Approx. 30″ tall, the top is 22″ round.Approx. 30″ tall, the top is 22″ round. NOTE: I also make a 24″ high version.

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Furniture

 

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Lost Stickley Mission Style Table

Lost Stickley Table Dressed

$1250


This is the so-called “lost” Stickley Mission style table, which was prototyped, but never was in production. What makes it unique is the front and back splay of the legs. It’s this slight angle that gives this table more character than straight-legged versions that were mass produced.

27″ high, 22″ deep, 16″ wide. Solid quarter sawn oak. (can also be made of cherry)

“We ordered two Stickley bedside tables from Patrick and could not be happier. He took such extraordinary care in the craftsmanship and the pieces are simply beautiful.” – Wendy K., Manhattan

 

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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Furniture

 

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Mission Nesting Tables

$550

Mission style nesting tables. All quarter-sawn white oak.

All table tops are 1″ thick solid quarter-sawn white oak.

Largest table is 2′ tall; top measures 1’11” x 1′ 3″
Mid table is 1′ 10″ tall; top measures 1′ 1″ x 1′ 4″
Small table is 1′ 8″ tall; top measures 10″ x 11″

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Furniture

 

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Craftsman Mirror

Craftsman Mirror$299

Handcrafted Craftsman (or Mission) style mirror. Beautiful, unique piece you’ll love. A narrow shelf supported by corbels offers a place to display small items, and the decorative cove moldings between the corbels and on the top really give the mirror a more refined look. The interior frame muntins at the top of the mirror break up the otherwise one piece look of the mirror. All solid wood, no veneer. Mortise and tenon joinery make it bullet-proof.

Comes with special mounting bracket to ensure a level and solid mount. White oak. Finished in shellac.

35″ High x 20″ Wide x 3 3/4″ Deep
Approximately 15 pounds.

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Furniture

 

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Craftsman, Mission, Arts and Crafts – Whats the difference?

People use the terms “Craftsman”, “Arts and Crafts” and “Mission” interchangeably to describe a popular style of the early 1900s; but what is the real difference amongst them? In this short article, I hope to spell out those distincitions.

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The Arts and Crafts style is the earliest of the three. This style began in England, Australia, America and Canada between 1880 and 1910 as a backlash response to the industrial revolution of the time. It was instigated in the 1860s by artist/write William Morris, who created the “Morris Chair” we still have with us today. The backlash was by artisans fighting back against “soul-less” mass-produced items from large factories. Also, it was a backlash against lavish ornamentation of the Victorian age. They were in favor of the master craftsman, who created all the parts of an item and assembled and finished it, with help from apprentices. This is in contrast to manufacturing plants, whose goal it was to turn out the most pieces possible.

The hallmarks of this movement was simplicity of form, to the point of exposed joinery, while emphasising the beauty of the material being used, primarily wood. They also brought in elements they found in British textiles that featured flora and fauna. Usually, they employed carvings, inlays, curvature and other ornamentation.

Machinery was not all together rejected by the craftsman; generally, they used it to lessen the mindless repetitive tasks at hand, such as sanding. Use of machines was generally kept to a minimum though.

In this photo, you can see the typyical hallmarks of an Arts and Crafts piece – the straight and curved lines, simpleness of form and intricate carving.

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In America, homes were built that tried to incorporate the stylings of the Arts and Crafts movement, with a modified interpretation, and it was called theCraftsman style; it is an American domestic architectural, interior design, and decorative arts style popular from the last years of the 19th century through the early years of the 20th century. The name comes from a popular magazine published in the early 1900s by furniture maker Gustav Stickley called The Craftsman. It was a great marketing term, as it evoked the image of the piece being made by hand by an artisian, which was exactly the case.

The design lines of the Craftsman style are generally thicker and larger than those of the Arts and Crafts style. Craftsman pieces typically did NOT use carving, inlay, curved boards, and other “decorations,” all of which Stickley was opposed to in his early years of production; however, Stickley’s designs evolved as well, and so it is hard to define a certain piece of furniture as “Stickley” over his 15-20 years of work, as it began to look more like Arts and Crafts in his later designs.

In this photo of a Morris Chair, you can see an example of the simple design, using straight lines and expose joinery with little embellishment that is so typical of the Craftsman movement.

Mission.

Mission styling is the same as Craftsman. But how did this happen? A salesman of Stickley’s was travelling around, trying to sell some items out of Stickley’s catalog. Interviewed by a reporter, this salesman stated that there was a table like “that one” (pointing to a drawing in the catalog) ,  in a “Spanish Mission in southern California.” The newspaper had printed the story with the word “Mission” in the heading and sidebar, and it stuck.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in BlogNotes, The Craftsman Style

 

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