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Mission Style and Craftsman Style Pianos
By Jim Canavan

Actually, Stickley _did_ build some freestanding, upright (non-players)
pianos.  The works were made in Germany (85-key) and the cases were
designed by famed Stickley designer Harvey Ellis.  Two are known to
exist: one is owned by Mission aficionado Stephen Spielberg, and the
other is owned by Gustav Stickley's great-grand-daughter (photos of
this one have appeared in several books on craftsmen style).

I have seen photos of many "mission-style" uprights (see Bowers,
p. 266, upper right photo for a great mission player upright).  Being
a Mission furniture fan and collector myself, I'd _love_ to have one!

Jim Canavan
Alexandria, VA

(Message sent Sat 23 Oct 1999, 19:23:08 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Craftsman, Mission, Pianos, Style

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