"You can probably obtain the catalog through your own city's library. They can obtain most books, catalogs, reprints, etc. through the "Lending Library" program. Your librarian can find nearby copies and have them sent to your…"
"Hello all just a little more info to add, California Furniture Co was a retail only Co. When we first found this tag we stopped looking thinking they were the manufacturer. Well thanks to your input I looked closer and did find an identical…"
"Like Tom said, lots of info online. They seemed to be a furniture retailer, not a manufacturer. So your piece was sold in LA, but could have been made in the midwest by one of the big furniture factories - like the midwest Stickley company you said…"
"I googled, "California Furniture Co." Los Angeles and came up with about 50 or more "hits". EBay has quite a few items for sale.
Open the different subjects and READ what is written. I can see on the coins that it began in 1870.…"
"Well, since labels identify different original makers for the table and chairs, that seems to confirm that the carving was done specially after purchase, either for everything, or, if Stickley did the carving on the chairs, the table and…"
"Hello all I have been in contact with a Stickley corporate historian and he says this is an undocumented design and he has asked for more photo's and info. He seems to be very interested.
I will post the outcome as I get it."
"I suppose it's possible it was a custom order, either carved in the Stickley shop or intended for someone else to carve. I don't know enough about Stickley to know if that was an option. Hopefully someone more expert in Stickley will…"
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