Rare Victorian - In The Showroom: Stickley-Brandt And Robert Mitchell Furniture – 1906

In The Showroom: Stickley-Brandt And Robert Mitchell Furniture – 1906

 In The Showroom: Stickley Brandt And Robert Mitchell Furniture   1906

I enjoy running across photographs of period furniture new in the showroom and here is one from April, 1906.  I recognize a mix of manufacturers in this photo.  The front-left chair is a Robert Mitchell “Roman Arm Chair” and the pair of chairs in the center are probably Stickley-Brandt.  You can see the intermingling of late Renaissance Revival with the recently-emerged Mission style furniture.

The photo is of a showroom for H.B. Graves of Rochester, NY and is from the Grand Rapids Furniture Record and Journal.

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  • zeke - September 22, 2009

    Nice one John! These old photographs are so important in understanding and documenting furniture.

    Here’s a link to a nice Berkey and Gay showroom stereo view. While it’s almost the same as the the one in Witherells book, its taken at a different time and some furniture is different. It enlarges very nicely as well.


  • Mel Green - July 10, 2012

    A great picture! I have the rocker in front row, 2nd from left, and have been looking for info on it. It has a partial sticker on bottom that I thought read Stickley-Brandt… this confirms it! What do you think it’s worth?

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