This May, Toms-Price Home Furnishings is giving an opportunity to those wishing to explore the roots of Mission style furniture. Mike Danial is a second generation, 32-year Stickley craftsman who intimately knows the ups-and-downs of the indigenous Mission furniture style, and the American company still producing it today. He serves as Stickley’s corporate historian and museum collection restoration expert. The Stickley story is one of commitment to honest craftsmanship and laudable ideals.
The sturdy and practical furniture which came into being as a rebellion against the ornate Victorian style of the day, definitely resonates with home owners again, where simplicity and authenticity are sought. Not only the original designs of Gustav Stickley, Leopold Stickley, Harvey Ellis, Charles Limbert, the Roycrofters and others are still sold, but everything from a kitchen island to a niche for the plasma TV are available for today’s homes. Everyone is welcome to come and hear “The Stickley Story” firsthand. Those attending can bring photos of antique Mission pieces for free and informal appraisals by Mike Danial.
This talk is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
RSVP to either store by May 8, 2007....
Lincolnshire: 725 Milwaukee Ave., 847-478-1900
Thursday, May 10th, 7 P.M.
Wheaton: 303 East Front Street, 630-668-7878
Saturday, May 12th, 2 P.M.
Visit tomsprice.com for directions to the stores.
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