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Fred Dennett and The Lakeside Craft Shops

Fred Dennett and The Lakeside Craft Shops

An Entrepreneur Navigates the Arts and Crafts Movement by Peter A. Copeland The Arts and Crafts movement – roughly the period from 1895 to 1915 – had its origins in Great Britain but it promptly acquired adherents in the United States. The Arts and Crafts philosophy of Englishmen John Ruskin and William Morris was enthusiastically […]

Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

By Erica Lome The year 1916 marked the final issue of Gustav Stickley’s influential periodical The Craftsman, which introduced American audiences to the British-derived Arts and Crafts movement. Nearly a hundred years later, many of Stickley’s distinct products – ranging from furniture and lighting to carpets and textiles – continue to appeal to collectors. Yet […]