L. & J. G. Stickley of Fayetteville, New York. Design for a Standing Clock, ca. 1901–1916. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of L. and J.G. Stickley, Inc., 1984 (1984.1055.131., 143)
As printing and reproduction techniques advanced in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, it became more and more common for workshops and stores to publish sales catalogues marketing their products. A group of almost six hundred preparatory drawings for this type of publication related to the workshop of Leopold and John George Stickley of Fayetteville, New York, is preserved in the Museum's collection. (1984.1055.131., 143)
L. & J. G. Stickley of Fayetteville, New York. Design for an Arm chair, ca. 1901–1916. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of L. and J.G. Stickley, Inc., 1984 (1984.1055.143)
They show both the universality of their Arts and Crafts aesthetic as promoted by the firm, as well as the range and diversity of furniture they produced. The drawings were rendered with great care, and often contain notes and suggested measurements meant for the etchers or lithographers who were to translate the designs into print.