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Arts & Crafts Across North America

Arts & Crafts Across North America

When we think of the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s we tend to think of Stickley, Roycroft, Grueby, Frank Lloyd Wright and any number of American craftspeople and architects. However, Canada, our lovely Northern neighbor, had their fair share of Arts and Crafts talent, which has gone virtually unnoticed by American Arts and Crafts enthusiasts. But fear not, this month, Historic Seattle is pleased to present a lecture by esteemed retired curator of Canadian Art...

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$135The Woodpecker tapestry

This classic William Morris tapestry is in two sizes, also without the verse. The Woodpecker tapestry is woven in France in 80% cotton and is lined with a rod pocket. Shipped free within North America. Many other Morris tapestries available.

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date made: 2014
Dimensions: 39"x19", or 61"x29"

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Looking Forward to the Grove Park Inn

Looking Forward to the Grove Park Inn

Leigh Ann and I live on a small farm seven miles southeast of Asheville, where I spend a part of many afternoons wrestling with Mother Nature over who gets control of how much of our steep hillsides and thicket-encrusted creek banks. We love our chickadees and towhees, so I'm careful to leave them plenty of wild raspberries and strawberries, along with nesting areas guarded by prickly brambles to protect them from our three patrolling cats. I guard my own mornings just as diligently,...

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Twin Cities Bungalow Club

We are committed to preserving bungalows and other Arts and Crafts style homes of the era along with the neighborhoods they occupy; to learning their history; and to exploring the furnishings and decorative objects that filled them.

1136 James Avenue
St. Paul, MN

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"I Need An Upholsterer!"

"I Need An Upholsterer!"

I received a call last week from an Arts and Crafts collector who lives in Canada, wanting to know of an upholstery firm in the states who knew how to do leather cushions for a Gustav Stickley Morris chair.

It’s a challenge even for anyone living in the United States to find an upholsterer who can work in the Arts and Crafts style, for most of them are rarely asked to do so. What we have to realize, though, is that Arts and Crafts upholstery, like Arts and Crafts...

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Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print Arthur Wesley Dow, (American, 1857-1922), Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows, color woodblock print, signed in block, framed, 4.25" x 7", $3,000-5,000, Provenance: David Judd, Grove Park Inn Conference, February 2010; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $4,687.50.
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