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Stickley Audi & Company
Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.; F, M at 23rd St.
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Walking into this large Fifth Avenue furniture showroom is like stepping into a swank men’s club or an immaculate Upper East Side co-op. Three floors of polished mahogany, cherry and oak armoires, occasionals and sleigh beds, plus countless tufted loveseats and sofas, showcase the store’s conspicuous quality. Over a century ago, the family-owned Stickley company created furniture of quarter-sawn oak in response to William Morris’s Arts and Crafts movement. Over time, fashions changed, and business dwindled, until 1974, when the Audi family purchased the factory along with Stickley’s original designs. Together, Audi and Stickley have became known for the clean lines and solid simplicity of Gustav Stickley’s Mission designs, as well as collector-favored, museum-quality reproductions of colonial and European antiques. The John Widdicomb Collection features sumptuous curves, veneers and inlays, while the Metropolitan line integrates the pared-down Mission-style spindle with a moderne, urbane sensibility. Craftsman leather chairs, couches and ottomans are luxuriously comfortable and handsome, and Stickley’s hand-knotted oriental rugs are also renowned. Service here is very personalized—an in-house interior designer will even come to your house—and prices are steep, but these are pieces that will last for generations.Extra
Stickley’s Mission pieces are guaranteed for the life of the original owner; you break it, they fix it.Sales
Find selected pieces marked down 40% to 45% at winter (Feb. and March) and summer (Aug. and Sept.) sales. Floor sample sales in spring and fall bring discounts of 50% to 60%.