This stick and ball umbrella stand shows that not all Arts and Crafts furniture is plain and dark. It sold for $300 at a recent Selkirk auction.

Arts and Crafts home furniture was in fashion from the late 19th to the early 20th century. It was incredibly distinctive from the ornate variations of the before Victorian period. It had the advantage of new equipment and mass generation. The Arts and Crafts movement promoted expert craftsmanship, high quality function and uncomplicated, durable designs. 

Legendary Arts and Crafts and Mission workshops, like Stickley and Roycroft, are regarded for their basic household furniture made in dark oak with small ornamentation. This would not indicate that each individual Arts and Crafts piece is a simple, weighty box! 

This umbrella stand, which sold for $300 at a Selkirk auction in St. Louis has a gentle, intricate look. Nevertheless, its style works by using straight traces and very simple geometric designs. Its ball toes produce a durable glance and, as an umbrella stand, it was manufactured with use in intellect.  

By Indana