For those of you who don't know the related history, Gustav Stickley was an American who was in the forefront of the American Craftsman movement, similar to the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain. These movements were an attempt to go back to quality, handcrafted items in a world where more and more items were factory mass-produced. It started in the late decades of the Victorian era, and kept going into the first few decades of the 1900s, although it obviously still has popularity today. Another name for this style was Mission. In the US, think of Craftsman bungalows, with beautiful built-in wood furniture. Frank Lloyd Wright was an important architect in this style. Here is a picture of a real-life rocker that looks similar to mine, right at the Stickley furniture website.
Now that explanations are out of the way, let's look at this beautiful piece of doll furniture, made of oak.
|The seat feels like leather. I'm not sure if it is. Leather was used in the Craftsman movement.|
|Now matter how I tried, I couldn't get the camera to focus on the back of the rocker, instead of lower down.|