Candlestick

MAKER:
Designer

Gustav Stickley ( American, 1858 - 1942 )


Manufacturer

The Craftsman Workshops ( American, 1903 - 1916 )

DATE:
c. 1907
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General Description

While this remarkably tall candlestick does not appear in Gustav Stickley’s retail catalogues, smaller versions of it were available. The scale, tapering form, and pyramidal base recall Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1893 design for a copper weed-holder, but unlike Wright’s work, this piece bears deep marks of the planishing hammer and prominent rivets at its base, emphasizing its handmade nature.

Excerpt from

Kevin Tucker, "Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement" label copy, January 2011

Web Resources

  • British Museum
    Learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s similar design for a copper weed-holder.

  • The Stickley Museum
    Learn more about the origins of Stickley furniture and designs.