Stickley furniture is well known for producing quality pieces of furniture from the finest materials and to an exceptional standard of craftsmanship. Every year they create a piece that is classed as a limited edition piece and for 2012 that piece is the Harvey Ellis Cabinet.
Made from quartersawn cherry or white oak, this Collector’s Edition cabinet is a real showpiece part of furniture and it does come complete with their usual high quality work as shown by the elegantly produced side-hung drawer that has such a smooth action and its beautifully produced dove-tails. However, what marks this out as being distinctly different is the specially made in-laid panel which adorns the front door. This particular panel comes complete with mother or pearl inlay and a mixture of magnolia, pear, makore and maple wood and it shouts out quality from the moment you set eyes on it.
The main features of the 2012 limited edition Harvey Ellis cabinet include:
- Made with intricate inlay and from cherry or white oak wood.
- A range of both oak and cherry finishes.
- A single drawer.
- An option for either a left or right door hinge.
- Shelf behind the door can be adjusted.
- The dimensions are 29″ in height, 21.5″ in width and 16″ in depth.
The beauty of this piece is that it can look just perfect in any room in the house with it able to be used either on its own or alternatively as a couple of side tables. The fact that it is warm, has mother of pearl inlay, but understated just means it will not look out of place in your living room. Alternatively it can look just as good in a bedroom as a couple of night stands or giving you some additional storage space in a hallway.
What you will quickly discover is that each individual piece is a perfect example of arts and crafts furniture from America and this is even reflected in the name of the piece. The name Harvey Ellis comes from a man who worked alongside Gustav Stickley who is regarded as really being one of the leading lights of the arts and crafts movement. Harvey himself was seen as being a genius lurking in the shadows, but with Stickley in particular it was his eye for detail and craftsmanship that set him apart.
This eye for detail is what shines through in these limited editions and it is a level of workmanship that is often lacking in modern furniture. Stickley focused on using simple ideas with the best natural products and that is what you get with this piece.
You will find that this 2012 limited edition Harvey Ellis cabinet by Stickley is only available until December 31st 2012 and you really should not miss out on owning it.