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

by John Werry on September 20, 2009

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 at 1:29 pm

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.,_Grand_Rapids,_Michigan,_by_Baldwin,_Schuyler_C._(Schuyler_Colfax),_1823-1900.png&imgrefurl=,_Grand_Rapids,_Michigan,_by_Baldwin,_Schuyler_C._(Schuyler_Colfax),_1823-1900.png&usg=__YjPUZnXHBxtCum6jfRdNbcWnoFU=&h=1430&w=2737&sz=5185&hl=en&start=12&um=1&tbnid=bnYM7iG6K8hp6M:&tbnh=78&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dberkey%2Band%2Bgay%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1


Mel Green July 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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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