The American Arts & Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty & Joy
This exhibition features thirteen exemplary examples of side chairs by handicraft-oriented furniture manufacturers--among them Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, the L&JG Stickley Company, the Charles P. Limbert Company--as well as smaller, craft-oriented workshops such as Charles Rohlfs, the Roycroft Shops, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, and Rose Valley Association. The exhibition explores the usefulness and appealing designs of these vital products of the American Arts and Crafts movement, and show how these chairs brought a message of honesty and joy to their makers and their possessors.
Craftsman Farms is the former country estate of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in decorative arts, home building and furnishing styles. Open year-round, guided tours are available Thursday-Sunday. Craftsman Farms consists of 30 acres owned by and located in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, entered from Morris Plains, New Jersey, and it has been designated a National Historic Landmark.