Gustav Stickley, Adjustable-back Chair, designed 1901, made ca. 1905


Like many of his contemporaries, Stickley was profoundly influenced by the writings and work of British artist and designer William Morris. Although Stickley never met Morris during his trips abroad in the mid-to-late 1890s, he likely saw a Morris chair on view at Morris and Company. Around the turn of the century, Stickley produced his own Craftsman version of Morris’ iconic adjustable-back armchair; it eventually became one of his bestselling designs.

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Source Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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