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ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Pair of Hammered Arts & Crafts Blacked Metal Owl Bookends by Goberg, Hugo Berger
Located in Lisse, NL
Artistic pair of bookends by famous German metal worker. These rare and double sided 'Goberg' owl bookends are in good condition. They have a marvelous black finish which makes thei...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Home Accents

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Metal

Paravent Ideal Upholstered Bed Headframe with Caning and Brick Colored Metal
Located in Istanbul, TR
“Paravent Ideal” is a handcrafted, screen headboard made by artisans in Turkey, preserving and sustaining traditional Turkish handcrafts. The central large arc is upholstered in Deda...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Hand Carved Palm Screen, Early 20th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Early 20th century hand carved screen, sculpted from a hollowed out Sumatra Palm. The screen is hand carved from a 200 year old Sumatra palm trunk.
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Early 20th Century Asian Arts and Crafts Home Accents

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Palmwood, Reclaimed Wood

Paravent Ideal Upholstered Bed Headframe with Caning and Brick Colored Metal
Located in Istanbul, TR
“Paravent Ideal” is a handcrafted, screen headboard made by artisans in Turkey, preserving and sustaining traditional Turkish handcrafts. The central large arc is upholstered in Kvad...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Paravent Ideal Upholstered Bed Headframe with Caning and Brick Colored Metal
Located in Istanbul, TR
“Paravent Ideal” is a handcrafted, screen headboard made by artisans in Turkey, preserving and sustaining traditional Turkish handcrafts. The central large arc is upholstered in Deda...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Liberty & Co. English Arts & Crafts 3 Fold-Screen with Stylized Floral Details
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. An English Arts & Crafts three-fold panelled oak screen with stylized carved and painted floral details to the top. The height is 58 inches, fully extended it measures...
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20th Century English Arts and Crafts Home Accents

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Oak

Paravent Ideal Upholstered Bed Headframe with Caning and Brick Colored Metal
Located in Istanbul, TR
“Paravent Ideal” is a handcrafted, screen headboard made by artisans in Turkey, preserving and sustaining traditional Turkish handcrafts. The central large arc is upholstered in Maha...
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2010s Turkish Arts and Crafts Home Accents

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Iron

Anatomic Human Skull in Red Glazed Pottery as Art Sculpture Bookend
By Newcomb College Pottery, Roseville Pottery
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A really great contemporary reproduction of a 19th century Arts & Crafts ceramic skull right down the glaze. Beautiful.
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Early 2000s American Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Stoneware

Arts and Crafts Solid Oak and Brass Towel Rack, circa 1900
Located in Lisse, NL
Excellent Shape and Condition Elegant and one of a kind towel rack from the early 1900s. This handcrafted, solid oak towel rack comes with circular brass rods for hanging your towel...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Arts & Crafts Mahogany Metamorphic Library Chair, English, Late 19th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The side chair with turned back rails and legs converting to library steps.
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Late 19th Century British Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Hand Forged Arts and Crafts Wrought Iron Firescreen w. Perfect Wire Mesh
Located in Lisse, NL
Stylish and incredibly durable, antique ironwork firescreen. This good size and top quality workmanship firescreen dates from the European Arts and Crafts era and we were quite surp...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Wrought Iron

Dutch Arts and Crafts Folding Screen with Batik Printed Felt on Wooden Panels
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique Amsterdam School folding screen from the early 1900's. This stylish folding screen is a fine example of how the famous Amsterdam School was influenced by the former Dutch col...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Felt, Oak

Pair of Arts and Crafts Pottery Elephant Bookends
Located in San Mateo, CA
Pair of Arts and Crafts period ceramic elephant bookends. These are not marked. They have in the past been attributed to Monmouth Pottery. These have a great glaze with green mottlin...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Ceramic

Superb Quality French Canvas and Leather Suit Case
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Superb quality French canvas and leather suit case. This is a very fine quality piece it is in good condition with no tears or major blemishes, it is in black canvas with leathe...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Canvas

20th Century Arts & Crafts Folding Screen & Hand Painted Decoration Room Divider
Located in Miami, FL
Unique and highly decorative, work of art folding screen. Some will call this amazing and practical size folding screen Arts & Crafts and some will call it Classical Art Nouveau. ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Walnut, Paint

Antique Tri-Pod Orchard 'Fruit Picking' Step Ladder, Great Color / Patina
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early antique tri-pod orchard (fruit picking) step ladder. Great red color, retains original finish, surface, patina. Classic design,Hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere ...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Arts & Crafts Black Iron and Stained Glass Fireplace Screen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Iron fireplace screen with stained glass, Arts & Crafts era. The unique design of this fireplace screen is enhanced by the light shining through the colorful stained glass. The cent...
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1920s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Arts & Crafts Pair of Wooden Dice with Metal Nails Bookends for The Gamblers
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and highly decorative pair of antique bookends for the gambling man. These handcrafted bookends from the earliest years of the twentieth century are practical in size and they ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Metal

Antique circa 1900 Indian Teluga Kavidpetti Marriage Dowry Campaign Chest Wheels
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely antique circa 1880-1900 Indian Teluga Kavidpetti Marriage Dowry chest with campaign handles and original wooden wheels A very well m...
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Early 1900s Indian Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Pair of Cast Iron Bookends, American Indian Theme, by Judd Co, ca. 1910
Located in Petaluma, CA
These exceptionally high quality cast iron bookends were made by the Judd Company, which has a rich history dating back to 1833. The detail, the authentic paint, and even the back of...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Home Accents

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Iron

Arts and Crafts Oak Blanket Chest, English, Circa 1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful oak chest or box. This is a very special piece. The best quality of cabinet making and the finest choice of timber. Probably made in the Cotswolds, England The hin...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Oak

circa 1910 Arts & Crafts Decorative Fire Screen Attributed Richard Riemerschmid
Located in London, GB
An intricately designed, and well-made, Arts & Crafts iron screen, attributed to and almost certainly designed by Richard Riemerschmid (1868-1957) in Germany. Circa 1910. The iron sc...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Iron

Hand-Carved Jati Wood Arts & Crafts Bookends with Indigenous Male Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and highly decorative pair of hand-carved bookends. At the beginning of the 20th century, the more skilled Dutch artisans started traveling around the globe to various coloni...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Hardwood

Very Large Antique Oak W. & A. K. Johnston 30-inch Terrestrial Library Globe
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very large and very impressive 30-inch terrestrial floor globe. A so-called 'Treaty of Versailles' period Library scale globe. The gores were published by W. & A. K. Johnston of...
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Gesso, Oak, Paper

Antique Pair Arts & Crafts Roycroft Hammered Brass Bookends circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of Arts and Crafts bookends by Roycroft offer hammered copper construction in flared form with central arch having scroll form feet, maker mark stamped on base as pho...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Brass

Wood Wall Panel from Indonesia, Early 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A vintage wood panel from Indonesia, circa 1920. Hand-carved teak wood, with its original blue color, naturally distressed by time and the elements. Two available.  
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1920s Indonesian Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Marble bookends White Carrara Marble Inlaid Zodiac made in Italy bookends
Located in Rimini, IT
Bookends manufactured in White Carrara Italian marble with inlaid zodiac signs. You can choose the combination of the two signs, see on the diagram. weight: kilos 2.10 each one F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Marble

Roycroft Hammered Copper Metal Bookends Artsy Flower 1920s New York
Located in National City, CA
Roycroft set of hammered copper bookends Art & Crafts design influence, 1920s, New York Flower pattern design. Hand stamped. Original Roycroft blue brass finish patina present. Ori...
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1920s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Copper

PAIR of Oak Arts and Crafts Period Vases or Bookends Angular Inlaid, Circa 1890
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
These are an unusual and distinctive pair of hand made oak vases or book ends made during the Arts & Crafts period of the late 19th century, circa 1890. They have been carefully han...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Oak

Arts and Crafts Hammered Copper Viking Ship Bookends
Located in Chicago, IL
Arts and crafts hammered copper viking bookends. Unmarked. Possibly by Roycroft
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Copper

Pair of Arts & Crafts Hand Carved Bookends with Strong Semi Nude Muscular Males
Located in Lisse, NL
All handcrafted, solid wooden blue collar workers bookends. If you or your friends have a house from the Arts & Crafts period than this unique pair could be the perfect gift. These ...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Wrought Iron Art & Crafts Bookends with Metal Books and Engraved Owl Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique and artistic bookends by a Master Craftsman. This rare and possibly unique pair of stunning bookends is in very good condition. The design is symbolic and meaningful and the ...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Metal, Iron

Carl Sorensen American Bookends, Hammered Copper Metalwork
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Carl Sorensen American bookends, hammered copper metalwork. Free shipping within the United States and Canada. Carl Sorensen bookends. Hammered copper. Philadelphia based metal...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Copper

White Enamel and Stained Glass Three-Fold Screen, Attributed to Liberty and Co
Located in London, GB
Liberty and Co. (attributed), a white painted enamel and stained glass three-fold screen, with capped uprights and stylised floral stained glass to the upper panels, the worn silk to...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Enamel

Extremely Rare Cantilevered Style Teak & Brass World Globe
Located in East Hampton, NY
This Arts & Crafts style floor height world globe made by Replogle Company in the 1960's, is on a super original cantilever base with brass rod and teak frame. Very clean 16 inch dia...
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1960s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Brass

E. W. Godwin, Attri An Anglo-Japanese Four-Fold Screen With Japanese Silk Scenes
Located in London, GB
Edward William Godwin (attributed), a walnut four-fold screen, bevel glazed, with woven silk and velvet panels. This incorporates many design details of Godwin's Anglo-Japanese works...
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Late 19th Century Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Walnut

Wood Wall Panel from Indonesia, Mid 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A vintage wood panel from Indonesia, circa 1940. Hand-carved teak wood, with its original grey/blue color paint in the frame, naturally distressed by time and the elements. Two avail...
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1940s Indonesian Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Teak

Wood Wall Panel from Indonesia, Mid 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
A vintage wood panel from Indonesia, circa 1940. Hand-carved teak wood, with its original bone color paint in the frame, naturally distressed by time and the elements. Two available....
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1920s Indonesian Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Wood

Fireplace Bronze Andirons with Pinnacle
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Fireplace old bronze andirons with elegant pinnacle. To be used also as bookends. ref. O/6409   
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Bronze

Sleeping Child Bookends, Probably Viennese, with Pale Blue and Yellow Glazes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Entirely charming and winsome, this pair of bookends depicting nude children with golden hair who are sleeping on pale blue beds, was probably executed by one of the ceramic artists ...
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1920s Austrian Vintage Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Terracotta

Arts & Crafts Egyptian Tapestry Ebonised Screen circa 1890
Located in Cranbrook, Kent
An ebonized Egyptian tapestry screen with fine scroll detailed end carving, the embroidered Egyptian scene retains its original mottled ultra thin glass the back with velvet lining.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Birch

Storage Brass Case for Slippers: Idea for a Gift
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Nice old brass case for storing Your favorite slippers or for an unusual gift . O/5574
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Home Accents

Materials

Brass

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