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Stickley Bros. vanity w/Barley Twist legs

 
 
Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 07:51 pm
I've been storing a Stickley Bros. vanity for some time. Just the vanity, no mirror or matching seat.It's painted and in poor condition. Judging by the label, I believe it was manufactured in 1925 or 1926. I have photos I can share.
Any idea what the value may be?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Oct, 2020 08:25 pm
@Crwnjewl,
Its a bit too late for the Arts and Crafts style so, as a vanity, Stickley has always commanded a higher market end>HOWEVER, remember, its condition, condition, condition. So if it needs repair it woulld have to be among the rarer of design lines and even containing a featured designer (Stickley had a numbr of "guest designers", like Dirk van Erp or even Rene Macintosh in the very early days. SO, look at the condition. IS it repairable without any major new wood or new carving or paint or ebonizing??
If it isnt, maybe a real appraiser can shed some actual number "guesstimates".
If you can follow up with some of the Major Arts and Crafts Auctions like Rago, or Cincinnati Auctions, qnd check their recent sales catalogs and find out what something like your piece brought at auction.
Cost comparison based on recent values realized is the way that most appraisers get their "baseline numbers"

Good Luck
Be perfectly honest with yourself when you look at your furniture piece. IS it really skanky or can it be returned with minimal outward signs and retaining all original finishes.Repainting or stripping and staining or ebonizing with reglazing is usually always a kiss of death for really high end stuff (Some of G STickley can be considered high end)

PS, Im a collector of ARts and Crafts pottery , Primitive Blanket Chests , and PaleoIndian Artifacts. I also do a bit of dealing and the market is slowly coming back to a pre 2008 level, but its still got a way to go
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:04 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:


Its a bit too late for the Arts and Crafts style so, as a vanity, Stickley has always commanded a higher market end>HOWEVER, remember, its condition, condition, condition. So if it needs repair it woulld have to be among the rarer of design lines and even containing a featured designer (Stickley had a numbr of "guest designers", like Dirk van Erp or even Rene Macintosh in the very early days. SO, look at the condition. IS it repairable without any major new wood or new carving or paint or ebonizing??
If it isnt, maybe a real appraiser can shed some actual number "guesstimates".
If you can follow up with some of the Major Arts and Crafts Auctions like Rago, or Cincinnati Auctions, qnd check their recent sales catalogs and find out what something like your piece brought at auction.
Cost comparison based on recent values realized is the way that most appraisers get their "baseline numbers"

Good Luck
Be perfectly honest with yourself when you look at your furniture piece. IS it really skanky or can it be returned with minimal outward signs and retaining all original finishes.Repainting or stripping and staining or ebonizing with reglazing is usually always a kiss of death for really high end stuff (Some of G STickley can be considered high end)

PS, Im a collector of ARts and Crafts pottery , Primitive Blanket Chests , and PaleoIndian Artifacts. I also do a bit of dealing and the market is slowly coming back to a pre 2008 level, but its still got a way to go


Way, way, way back, FM, I used to do some dealing, too. But the cops were decent in those days and warned me that they were on to me...so I quit.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:22 am
@Frank Apisa,
But you were dealing weapons grade laxatives.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:37 am
@Frank Apisa,
your uncle was not chief of detectives obviously
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 09:54 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

your uncle was not chief of detectives obviously


That was my cousin who was Chief of Detectives for the County.

And the remark I made was just a joke.

Funny story, though. I'm playing golf one day with three other singles. My regular group had played earlier.

One of the guys looked very familiar...and I suggested we may have played once before, but it turned out he played most of his golf elsewhere, so it was unlikely.

After a few holes while waiting for the group in front of us to clear...we all got to talking about jobs. One of the guys said, "I'm a pharmacist." Me, being a wiseass, put a big smile on my face and says, "Oh...I used to be a pharmacist of a sort back in the day."

We all laughed...and the next guy (the one I thought looked familiar) says, "Well, maybe that's how we met. I'm a judge."

I almost **** my pants...and went to great lengths to explain that I had just been joking. But from that point on in the round, I called him Your Honor or Judge rather than use his first name.

When I got home, I Googled his name (he had given me his whole name when he introduced himself and I remembered it). Sure enough, he was a judge...and the appellate level!

Gotta be careful with the jokes...and where you tell 'em.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Oct, 2020 03:41 pm
@Frank Apisa,
That story reminded me of one that I was part of at our Maine propery where RVs would camp at a place called :the Seaview".
A bunch of us, after fishing, were sitting in front of the country tore drinking Moxies or beer. One guy, a kind of loudmouth know it all (self proclaimed), was listening to one guy ho was omplaining about taxes in his consulting businss. The loudmouth opend up and started lecturing us about how he keeps all his business sales "Under the Table". He then was interrupted by oe guy who stated the ill avisedness about spreading stuff like that. The loudmouth kept it up and gave a kind of haughty rejoinder to the guy who talked about the ill advisedness of "under the table sales". Loudmouth then aks the guy "oh yeh, well whats your business?
"Im an analyst for the IRS"

Loudmouth bcame ashen.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2020 06:36 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

That story reminded me of one that I was part of at our Maine propery where RVs would camp at a place called :the Seaview".
A bunch of us, after fishing, were sitting in front of the country tore drinking Moxies or beer. One guy, a kind of loudmouth know it all (self proclaimed), was listening to one guy ho was omplaining about taxes in his consulting businss. The loudmouth opend up and started lecturing us about how he keeps all his business sales "Under the Table". He then was interrupted by oe guy who stated the ill avisedness about spreading stuff like that. The loudmouth kept it up and gave a kind of haughty rejoinder to the guy who talked about the ill advisedness of "under the table sales". Loudmouth then aks the guy "oh yeh, well whats your business?
"Im an analyst for the IRS"

Loudmouth bcame ashen.




Love it!
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2020 09:01 am
@Frank Apisa,
This goes to the OP. Theres about 10 Atickley catalogs on the interweb. I was sutzin around looking for em yesterday. Theres a whole bunch of designs with Barley twist leggings and some even Arts n Crfts style, MOst of which are the early English Arts n Crafts of the late 1800's. They has aome price catalogs but many are kind of dated
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