Gustav Stickley (American, Osceola, Wisconsin 1858–1942 Syracuse, New York)
Made in Eastwood, New York, United States
H. 74 in. (188 cm)
Gift of Donald M. Brennan, in memory of Louis Henry Hollister, 1998
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 743
A study in simplicity and proportion, this tall clock embodies the arts and crafts principles of Gustav Stickley. The rectilinear and subtly trapezoidal form, the rich grain of the oak case, and the bold clock face contribute to its successful design.
Marking: [large red decal on the back at top center]: Als / ik / kan (surrounded by a joiner's compass) / Stickley (in script within a rectangle into which the compass points terminate)