Bay Colony Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this fantastic early 20th century antique Arts & Crafts L & JG Stickley arm chair. The chair has a very comfortable large spring seat with a newer piece of thick reddish brown colored leather. The chair has 5 vertical splats on the back and shaped paddle arms. We couldn’t locate a makers mark but are certain this is a Stickley chair. Among the Stickley family there were 5 brothers all involved in the furniture trade. Leopold & John George partnered after leaving the Stickley Bros Company to form L & JG Stickley. L & JG Stickley was a prolific company and their Arts & Crafts furniture is highly collectible. A near identical chair is pictured in model #810 and we’ve attached a photo of their original catalog to this listing for reference. The chair in the catalog shows an open arm chair with the same measurements the only difference being the spacing of the back splats & that this chair has two slats underneath the arm. The chair has an old State of Connecticut label that we’ve seen on a few file cabinets and desks that were state owned. To the left of the label written in pencil is “CT Military Dept DO”. The chair is in excellent condition with our only notes being minor surface wear, two small slits on one of the arms that can be seen in our fifth picture, another small slit on the crest rail, and a very small hole in the leather seat. The chair is branded SA underneath the seat and there are remnants of an old blue oval paper label. The Stickley Brothers were in Grand Rapids for some time & we’ve seen similar designed labels from other Grand Rapids companies but this one had us scratching our heads. Although Gustav’s work commands a higher price in today’s market, Leopold & John George were more successful as business men and produced more furniture at a higher price point. We believe this blue label was from an early furniture store who would purchase Stickley furniture for resale. The chair measures 28” wide arm to arm x 20” deep at the base (23” including back curve) x 39” tall with a seat height of 20”.