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reating high quality,

hand-decorated pieces
since 1858.

History
The John Widdicomb Company is steeped in history and tradition. It is breathtaking in its
beauty, solid in its foundation and legendary in its enduring legacy. It begins in 1845 in
Devonshire, England, meanders through Syracuse, New York, settles in Grand Rapids,
Michigan and in 2000 returns to its first American home in Syracuse, New York.

John Widdicomb

When in 1845 George Widdicomb left Devonshire, England he set


up a cabinet shop in Syracuse NY where his fourth son, John
Widdicomb was born. The family lived and worked in Syracuse and
the Central NY area until 1857 when they slowly moved westward,
settling in Grand Rapids, Michigan. George gathered together
twelve craftsmen and set up a small cabinet shop which prospered
from the start. His English training was different from the frontier
training of the average small town cabinetmaker and his well made
furniture found a ready market. The name of that company was
George Widdicomb and Sons. The outbreak of the Civil War put a
sudden end to the new enterprise, when the entire work force
including his four sons joined the Union army.
In 1867, with one brother lost in the war, the company reopened
as Widdicomb Brothers and Richards. In 1873 the company
incorporated as Widdicomb Furniture Company, a manufacturer
of inexpensive bedroom furniture. After successfully bringing the
company through the turbulent financial crisis of 1893, John left
this company to form his own. Meanwhile, the Widdicomb Furniture
Company under the leadership of Johns older brother William,
continued through the turn of the century making period style San
Domingo (Haitian) Mahogany and Tabasco (Mexican) Mahogany

Widdicomb Timeline
1845 1857
Furniture maker George
Widdicomb emigrates from
Devonshire, England and sets up
a cabinet shop in Syracuse, N.Y.

1858
George Widdicomb settles in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. He sets
up a small cabinet shop with his
four sons: George Widdicomb
& Sons.

wood bedroom furniture. The company introduced its first modern


pieces in 1928, and by 1938 had ceased all production of traditional
and revival styles. Lines designed in the 1940s and 1950s by T. H.
Robsjohn Gibbings and George Nakashima made Widdicomb
Furniture Company an important producer of Mid Century
Modern furniture.
Ralph Widdicombe, a nephew of John, had earlier become interested
in the designing of fine furniture, and when his uncle branched out
for himself, Ralph joined him. For fifty-three years until his
retirement in 1951, all John Widdicomb Company Furniture was
designed by Ralph Widdicombe, known as the Dean of furniture
designers. Ralph Widdicombe always retained the old English spelling
of his name ending with the e.
Although Ralph Widdicombe will always be remembered best for his
classical designs, he was awarded first prize for his Modern bedroom
suite at the Paris Exposition in 1900. In 1924, working from models
he had procured in Europe, Ralph Widdicombe introduced Louis XV
Provincial designs, which were the first of their kind to be made in this
country, and started the wave of popularity for French Provincial that
still continues.

1863
All four of Georges sons enlist
in the Union Army, putting the
furniture business on hiatus
during the last years of the
Civil War.

1865
The Widdicomb boys return
from duty in the Union Army to
form a new furniture shop.
The Widdicomb Furniture
Company quickly gains a
reputation as one of Grand
Rapids finest furniture makers.

1894, 1896
The Widdicomb Furniture
Company joins Stickley Brothers
Furniture Company to open a
furniture storehouse in London.
Albert Stickley and John
Widdicomb travel together
throughout Britain and
Continental Europe looking for
new furniture ideas.

1897
John Widdicomb establishes
his own company, the John
Widdicomb Company, making
interior woodwork and
fireplace mantels.

1900
Ralph Widdicombe, John
Widdicombs primary designer,
is awarded a gold medal at the
Paris Exposition for his moderne
bedroom suite. Ralph eventually
becomes known as the Dean of
Furniture Design.

1924
John Widdicomb Company
introduces its Louis XV Provincial
designs. The collection is
recognized for creating a wave of
popularity for French Provincial
furniture that continues today.

The John Widdicomb Company was instrumental in the creation


of the the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers Guild. The American
Furniture Market had been held in Grand Rapids, Michigan
since 1878 and The Grand Rapids Furniture Guild and its
related companies were leaders in the American furniture
manufacturing industry.

John Stuart joined the company as Director and Sales Manager


in 1929. He later became General Manager and Vice President and
in 1943 he was named President of John Widdicomb. Shortly after
John Stuart, Inc. was formed. It appears it had been a separate
company that ran the designer showroom in New York and later in
Philadelphia. In 1964 John Stuart, Inc. and John Widdicomb
collaborated in the building and opening of a 23 room showroom in
the D&D Building in New York.

John Widdicomb

The Widdicomb name, which had been shared by two manufacturers


since John left his father in 1897, was brought together again in
1970 when the John Widdicomb Company purchased the name
and goodwill of the Widdicomb Furniture Company, the latter
having ceased production several years previously.
Gerald R. Ford of Grand Rapids became president of the United
States of America in 1974. That year the John Widdicomb Company
was purchased by Hickory Furniture who later sold it in 1986 to an
investment group called Widdicomb Associates. This era witnessed
the introduction of a new collection of English furniture designed by
the internationally renowned designer, Mario Buatta.

The 1990s brought many changes including the launching of a new


company Bexley Heath, Ltd. which was absorbed by John
Widdicomb in 1998. The John Widdicomb Company manufacturing
operations and offices were moved to the newly renovated Grand
Rapids furniture campus at 560 Fifth Street, the former Widdicomb
plant. It was also in 1998 that the John Widdicomb company signed
an exclusive licensing agreement with the Victoria & Albert
Museum in London, England. The Victoria & Albert Museum is the
largest museum of the decorative arts in the world.
In May of 2002, The John Widdicomb Company closed its Grand
Rapids doors and a new chapter in the history of this revered company
began. L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc. purchased the assets of John
Widdicomb Company furniture and moved its production to their
state of the art factory in Manlius, New York under the ownership of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred and Aminy Audi.
The John Widdicomb line includes nearly one hundred French,
Italian, English, and Russian reproductions, as well as a broad range
of pieces from the Moderne tradition of the early 20th century, all of
which are crafted in limited quantities and in the tradition of highest
quality for which the Widdicomb name has been internationally
known for over one hundred forty-five years.
John Widdicomb furniture is available through fine retail showrooms
world wide, and to interior designers through design showrooms in
major cities in the United States.

Once more the John Widdicomb Company was sold in 1996 to the
Grand Rapids Furniture Company and Jim Devries became chairman.

1924
John Widdicomb Company
introduces its Louis XV Provincial
designs. The collection is
recognized for creating a wave of
popularity for French Provincial
furniture that continues today.

1951
Ralph Widdicombe, Dean of
Furniture Designers, retires
after 53 years as the primary
designer of John Widdicomb
Company furniture.

1970
The Widdicomb Furniture
Company is purchased by John
Widdicomb Company, uniting
the Widdicomb name under
one organization for the first time
in 73 years.

2002
L. & J.G. Stickley purchased the
assets of the John Widdicomb
Company and moved production
of this product to their state of
the art manufacturing plant in
Manlius, New York.

The form of this serpentine credenza was taken from the dressing room table used by
Catherine the Great of Russia.

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Its splendor evidences the fusion of English forms and a deeply ingrained feeling of the principles of national art. The composition is particularly remarkable
for its compound serpentine configuration, and its sumptuous patterns of veneers and inlays. The top is resplendent with walnut book-matched veneers
and crossbanding; oval inlays of maple and tulip wood, framed by walnut benchwork. Embellished doors, ebony inlays accentuate the posts and an
inlaid holly and ebony medallion emblazons the raised pane on the center drawer. Similarly noteworthy are the cove-shaped top edge, contrasting
brass Greco-Roman lion mask ring pulls and tapered quadrangular feet. The piece features three drawers, with a
Pacific Silvercloth insert in the center drawer, four doors and an adjustable wood shelf in each compartment.

JW-5583
Russian China Top
78 W x 20 D x 51 H

JW-5582
Russian Credenza
78 W x 20 D x 37 H
Top has book-matched French Walnut veneers and crossbanding. Doors feature oval inlays of
maple and tulip wood, framed by walnut benchwork.
photograph pages 6-7:
JW-5972 Lyre Back Arm Chair, JW-5971 Lyre Back Side Chair, JW-5991 Cheshire Double Pedestal Dining Table
Opposite:
JW-5583 Russian China Top, JW-5582 Russian Credenza

The original cabinets lined an impressive wing of the Hermitage


in St. Petersburg, but were destroyed by fire.

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This distinctively Russian neo-classical china cabinet features gilted dentil and egg-and-dart moulding that follows the horizontal line of the cornice;
and the frieze, which contains inlays of Karelian birch outlined with ebony between a pair of brass medallions. The frames of the beveled glass doors
and ends are also outlined in gilted egg-and-dart moulding while the corner posts contain Karelian birch inlays between a brass capital and base. The
cabinet features a plinth base; touch-controlled lighting, adjustable 3/8 plate grooved glass shelves and is available with an antique mirror, fabric or
wood inside back. Crafted in cherry solids with cherry and Karelian birch veneers.

JW-5588

JW-5589

JW-5590

Russian China Cabinet


(Single)
44 3/4 W x 19 D x 86 H

Russian China Cabinet


(Double) Consists of right and
left units.
85 1/2 W x 19 D x 86 H

Russian China Cabinet


(Triple) Consists of right, center
and left units.
126 1/4 W x 19 D x 86 H

Opposite:
JW-7064 Queen Anne Baroque Side Chair, JW-7065 Queen Anne Baroque Arm Chair, JW-7191 Georgian Dining Table,
JW-5582 Russian Credenza, JW-1732 Neoclassical Etagere

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An English interpretation of Baroque outlines is noticeable in the unity


of curved lines displayed by this comfortable Queen Anne design. A
refinement of scale and detail is evident in the gentle lines of the cabriole
legs, embellished with delicately carved shell and foliated designs.
Elegantly poised on small pad feet, it features carved scrolls where the
posts meet the curved French walnut splat back. Carved scrolls on the
sinuous open arm chair echo the carving on the back posts. Crafted in
mahogany, these chairs feature pull-over seats outlined with a welt.

Classic example of late Georgian chairs, featuring a double-arched back


embellished by beaded carving and a pierced lyre back splat centered by
a fine marquetry fan medallion executed in satinwood. Also featuring
inset, beaded carving are the square tapering legs, which support the
upholstered seat, and on the arm chair, the gracefully sculpted arms.

JW-7064

JW-5971

Queen Anne Baroque Side Chair


22 1/2 W x 22 5/8 D x 38 1/2 H
Seat height 18, Seat depth 17
Mahogany

Lyre Back Side Chair


21 3/4 W x 22 5/16 D x 39 5/16 H
Seat height 18, Seat depth 19

JW-7065
Queen Anne Baroque Arm Chair
24 W x 23 D x 38 1/2 H
Seat height 18 1/2, Seat depth 18
Arm height 26 1/2
Mahogany

JW-5972
Lyre Back Arm Chair
23 W x 22 5/16 D x 39 5/16 H
Seat height 18, Seat depth 19
Arm height 27

photograph pages 12-13:


JW-5572 Russian Arm Chair; JW-5571 Russian Side Chair; JW-5597 Russian Dining Table; JW-7516 British India Mirror

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The passion for classical designs, rekindled by the late 18th and early
19th century excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, lives on in this
modern interpretation of the Greek Klismos Chairs. While firmly rooted
in the ancient past, the underlying features of these chairsthe curved
top rail and the backposts with scroll designsreach across the centuries
to achieve a fresh refinement for a new millenium. Crafted in solid
cherry and available in any cherry finish. Available with or without
gold trim shown here.

Distinguished by a grace and beauty of its own, this neoclassic Russian


shield-back design from the period of Alexander I represents a lyrical
adaptation of the 18th century English influences, previosuly introduced
by English craftsmen working at the court of Catherine II. The design is
particularly notable for the gently rounded curving posts; curved and
pierced backrest; tapering legs and, on the arm chair, the curved open
arms. Crafted in cherry solids, these chairs feature optional
hand-applied gold trim.

JW-1773

JW-5571

Klismos Side Chair


21 W x 22 1/4 D x 37 1/2 H
Seat height 17 1/2, Seat depth 18

Russian Side Chair


20 1/2 W x 22 D x 37 H
Seat height 18 Seat depth 17

JW-1774

JW-5572

Klismos Arm Chair


23 1/2 W x 24 3/16 D x 37 1/2 H
Seat height 18, Seat depth 191/2
Arm height 25 1/2

Russian Arm Chair


23 3/4 W x 22 3/4 D x 37 H
Seat height 18, Seat depth 18
Arm height 26 1/4

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Inspired by the grandeur of the late Georgian period, this dining table, crafted in mahogany solids and veneers,
features a chamfer-cornered top veneered with broken stripe mahogany. A satinwood border is separated from
the mahogany field by a tulipwood stripe. Four pentagonal legs, accentuated on two sides by tapering flutes,
support the top. The face of the legs are routed and addressed with an insert of fret overlay. The fluting of the
legs carries over to the apron rails to create continuity and interest along these long horizontal members.

The splendor of this Russian table from the period of Catherine II is characterized by a top of closely matched
French Walnut veneers, framed by an ebony inlay and quartered veneers; with a similarly veneered apron.
The table is very much in the style of David Roentgen, particularly evident in the brass ornaments against
a painted black field on the posts, and the brass sabots embellishing the tapered quadrangular legs, accented
with optional gold trim.

Opposite:
JW-9896 Staffordshire Dining Table, JW-1774 Klismos Arm Chair, JW-1773 Klismos Side Chair

JW-9896
Staffordshire Dining Table
83 1/4 W x 53 1/4 D x 30 H
extends to 122 1/4 with
two 19 1/2 fillers. Features a
chamfer-cornered top with
broken stripe mahogany
bordered by satinwood.

JW-5597
Russian Dining Table
68 W x 44 D x 30 H
extends to 109 with two
20 1/2 fillers with aprons.

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A substantial extension dining table featuring beautiful veneers, elegant details and quality construction
throughout. The solid mahogany carved and turned feet are surmounted with concave-sided, tripartite bases.
Solid mahogany, turned and tapered columns rise from the bases, complete with hand carved and optional
gilded bracelets. The top is a field of book-matched, feather crotch mahogany with a short-grain edge and
features a conforming, recessed apron optionally trimmed in gold.

JW-5991

The trend towards magnificence in furnishings, bred by Georgian prosperity, is well exemplified in this table.
Extravagantly figured Circassian walnut, inlaid with satinwood, edged with gadroon carving and
surmounting a solid mahogany apron, distinguishes the top. Equally magnificent are the mahogany turned
column pedestals supported by reeded sabre legs, embellished with acanthus leaf hand carvings and capped
with brass ferrules on casters, which facilitate extending the table.

JW-7191

Cheshire Double Pedestal


Dining Table
78 W x 46 D x 30 1/8 H
extends to 132 with
three 18 fillers.

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Georgian Dining Table


78 W x 46 1/8 D x 30 1/2 H
extends to 132 with three 18
fillers with aprons. Walnut
inlayed with Satinwood

Opposite:

JW-9882A
Regency Sideboard
72 W x 20 1/2 D x 37 1/2 H
Crotch mahogany veneer door panels.
Design elements from an early 19th century cabinet inspired this elegant sideboard. This regency-styled breakfront sideboard has three drawers with
custom brass hardware and four doors across the front. The center drawer has a tray for Pacific Silvercloth liners. Each door is embelllished with exotic
crotch mahogany veneer and opens to reveal an adjustable shelf. Four turned, tapered and fluted posts ending in turned round feet support the
uniquely shaped top. An ebony line creates the border on the mahogany top. Gold trim is optional.

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The rams head was a common motif in Greek and Roman art.

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The Eastern composition of this Indian syle mirror with its engrailed
top silhouette borrows its form from the age-old architecture of the
Indian subcontinent. The style termed Oriental was considered a
curiosity by the British. An 18th century period mirror of this type was
prized for its exotic romanticism. This extravagent piece, crafted of select
hardwoods, boasts a coffered configuration of sixty-four individual pieces
of beveled mirror, surrounded by a moulded frame available with a
wide range of optional intricate finishes and decorations to select form.

JW-7516
British India Mirror
38 3/4 W x 72 H

Opposite:

JW-1732
Neoclassical Etagere
29 W x 21 1/2 D x 56 1/4 H
This architecturally beautiful etagere draws its form from a 19th century German neoclassical design. The etagere features a stepped top panel veneered
in solid cherry, surrounded by a classical carved and gilt egg-and-dart moulding. The top rests on four curved supports, lacquered black and headed
by four cast brass aegricane, or rams heads, that enclose three fixed shelves and terminate in cast brass hoof ornaments. The rams head was a common
motif in Greek and Roman art. The whole is raised on a conforming rectangular veneered platform.

JW-7345
George III Door Cabinet
43 3/4 W x 21 3/4 D x 36 H

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John Widdicomb

This elegant 18th century George III English cabinet features a


serpentine top veneered with interlocking oval patterns of crotch
mahogany veneer, carefully defined with a black inlay line and
surrounded by a quartered satinwood border, decorated with trails of
scrolls and foliage. The two doors follow the top in form and decoration
and are centered with a vertical brass astragal moulding. The enclosure
is fitted with two trays and one adjustable shelf. Raised on a
complementary waved apron and fitted with splayed bracket feet, this
exceptional cabinet is crafted in mahogany solids and select mahogany
and satinwood veneers.

Opposite:

JW-7341
Robert Adam Demi-Lune Commode
51 1/2 W x 16 3/8 D x 35 7/8 H
Shown with optional marble top -M2
Inspired by neoclassical furniture developed by Robert Adam for English interiors in the 18th century, this semi-elliptical commode, profusely decorated
with neoclassical motifs, embodies the Adam style in cabinetmaking. The top rests on a frieze rail decorated with architectural ornaments of swags
and urns, and the single top drawer is centered by a classical wreath. Three panels feature classical ornaments and are traced on their periphery
with lanquet style mouldings. The single locked door opens to one adjustable shelf and the whole is raised on four carved toupie feet. The cabinet
is crafted in cherry solids and veneers.

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Inspired by the Louis XVI period, this new interpretation in walnut solids and French walnut veneers brings
Russian influence to a grand salon while maintaining its neoclassic identity. Bold geometric shapes with
Macasssar ebony inserts enhance the impressive drawers of this robust drawer chest of 18th-century Russian
origins. The patterns are surrounded in brass and set with hand-cast brass drop-handles and pulls. Available
with either a wood top echoing geometric shapes or faux marble options, each conforming to the canted corners
as do the fluted posts and canted legs.

JW-2710

This Louis XVI design is particularly interesting for its protruding block front, extending from the fillet and
square-shaped top through the two drawers to the apron. Other notable design elements are the chamfered front
corners, tapering quadrangular front legs, shaped bottom rail, solid brass ring pulls with medallion backplates,
and brass escutcheon. Crafted in cherry veneers, this piece is available in any cherry, paint or lacquer finish
with Regency decoration and gold trim standard.

JW-5789

Russian Chest
52 3/8 W x 21 3/16 D x 38 H

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Regency Commode
38 W x 16 D x 32 H

Opposite:

JW-5940
Neoclassical Console Table
62 W x 20 D x 36 H
This elegant Adam style, demi-lune console table is noteable for its excellent proportions and rich detail. Numerous neoclassical elements are
incorporated, reflecting the fascination of 18th century designers, such as Robert Adam and George Hepplewhite, wih the archeological excavations
in ancient Rome. The console features four reeded, tapered legs, each headed by an acanthus carving and terminating in a lotus flower carving.
The fluted, demi-lune apron supports a conforming, resplendent top of quartered figured mahogany featuring a ribbon inlay of walnut burl;
a leaf pattern with inlays of crotch swirl mahogany burl and maple; and a border of short-grain Santos rosewood.

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JW-5993
Center Table
40 D x 30 H

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Regency Center Table featuring a sunburst crotch mahogany top with


a center star medallion of quartered macassar ebony and quartered
tropical olive; a recessed apron with a molded edge; a turned and
tapered column adorned with carved bracelets; and a tripartite base
with concave sides resting on turned and carved feet.
Gold trim is optional.

Opposite:

JW-5593
Russian Center Table
48 D x 30 H

This sculptural 19th century Russian center table features a beautiful marquetry inlaid top of fine exotic veneers. The center with its star of satinwood
is framed by a field of exquisite walnut surrounded by a border of Karelian birch inset with maple and walnut burl. The whole is raised on three
shaped supports resting on an arched, tripartite platform terminating in brass paw feet with conforming pads. Gold trim is optional.

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Reminiscent of 17th century carvings, this cocktail table features an apron adorned with a Greek key
pattern and English rosettes. The top of highly figured walnut veneer features a reverse diamond inlay
executed with short grain walnut veneers. Graceful hand carved, turned, tapered and fluted legs descend
to decorative feet.

JW-9828

This graceful 19th century French neoclassic-inspired cocktail table features a rectangular top wth demi-lune
ends and a moulded edge inset with blind vitruvian scroll fretwork. The border surrounding the inset
hand-beveled glass top is carefullly hand decorated with scrolling acanthus leaves and floral motifs. The top
rests on six turned posts which are joined by concave stretchers ending in toupie feet.

JW-3222

English Rose Cocktail Table


52 W x 36 D x 20 1/8 H

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Neoclassical Cocktail Table


40 1/2 W x 24 1/2 D x 19 1/16 H

Opposite:

JW-6381
Waldorf Sofa
94 W x 37 1/2 D x 35 H
Seat height 21 , Seat depth 20
Arm height: 26
Width between arms: 66
This sofa exudes romance and sophistication. Characterized by an artfully hand-tufted serpentine back and pleated rolled arms. It features eight-way
hand tied spring construction, a curvilinear boxed seat cushion with welt and a deep pleaed skirt.

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The organically shaped column of this round occasional table conveys the look of a natural form. In this
interpretation of the original design by the early 20th-century French master DArmand Albert Rateau,
the pedestal is enlivened with vertical reeding and the base with spiral carving. A lacquered field of gold-leaf
squares embellishing the simple round top is protected by a glass insert as a practical consideration. With its
clean lines and casual scale, this table is an artful companion to a modern chair. Also available with
tortoise shell top.

Opposite:

JW-2708
Rateau Occasional Table
15 1/2 D x 24 5/16 H

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This handsome cocktail table of early 19th century Regency influence is an anthology of classical motifs. A
Greek inspired, inlaid band of satinwood and select veneers, cornered with classical palmettes, frames the top
of matched American walnut stump of Angelstep figure. The movement of water- a favorite classical
theme - is simulted in the richly carved frieze rail. The channeled sabre legs, solid-brass lion masks and
hand-carved paw feet complete the decorative return to antiquity.

JW-7328
Southhill Cocktail Table
54 W x 34 D x 22 H

Opposite:

JW-2771
Iribe Salon Chair
27 W x 33 D x 44 1/2 H
Seat height 21 , Seat depth 22
The fluid lines and assured style of this upholstered salon chair, inspired by the 20th century French designer Paul Iribe, bring a noticeable feeling
of grandeur to a room. A continuous band of solid cherry outlines the sweeping curve of the high back and rounded seat.

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This truly is furniture as art.

JW-2761
Chareau Bench
48 W x 16 D x 23 H
Seat height 17

JW-2762
Grand Chareau Bench
60 W x 16 D x 23 H
Seat height 17

This unpretentious bench, inspired by the 20th century French designer Pierre Chareau, proves that there can
be great elegance in simplicity. The low, outward curving sides and straight seat are softened with upholstery.
The exposed frame and sturdy legs of solid cherry, reinforced with horizontal stretchers, make this design a
handsome and practical resting place, suited to a variety of decorative schemes.

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JW-2720
Tripod Table
26 D x 27 1/2 H
In style and detail, this round occasional table, presents a fresh version of the neoclassical ideal. The
twelve-piece cherry sunburst top is supported by three gracefully splayed legs headed by voluted scrolls and
trimmed with crisp brass sabots. The circular top and shaped shelf below make this table in cherry solids a
sophisticated yet serviceable companion piece for a sofa or chaise.

Opposite:

Also available:

JW-0650-L

JW-0650-R

Leleu Chaise
(Left side facing)
76 W x 27 D x 38 H
Seat height 14 1/2
Arm height 22

Leleu Chaise
(Right side facing)

Reminiscent of antique fainting couches, this impressive chaise is alluring and inviting. Inspired by the works of Jules and Andre Leleu and made
with a continuously curved mahogany frame, this truly is furniture as art.

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JW-0603
Jules Leleu Club Chair
31 1/2 W x 32 1/2 D x 30 1/2 H
Seat height 18 1/2
Arm Height 23 1/2

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Inspired by a chair designed in 1927 by Jules Leleu for a private residence, this club chair is as comfortable
as it is handsome. Crafted of solid cherry, the turned and fluted front legs taper elegantly. Optional large scale
brass nail heads trim the curved back and sides, and the loose seat cushion is suspended on eight-way
hand tied springs.

Opposite:

JW-2769
Chareau Club Chair
33 W x 32 1/2 D x 31 H
Seat height 18 3/4 , Seat depth 19 3/4
Arm height 25
A series of planes fan out in an orderly sweep, defining the unusual gondola back of this upholstered club chair. The subtle angularity of the form
is characteristic of the style of Pierce Chareau, the 20th century French designer whose work inspired this design. Cherry edging of sides and back
emphasizes the chair's at-ease style and roomy proportions. Out-turned, solid-cherry legs flank the wide seat, conveying a sense of command in even
the most relaxed situation.

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The top of this elegant occasional table is inspired by 5th century Indian printed textiles. The radiant inlay
pattern is a study in exotic native Indian woods. Satinwood, Indian rosewood and Macassar ebony are combined to form a lotus petal design. The top rests on an inlaid freize composed of saracenic motifs executed in
Indian rosewood, teak and faux ivory with penwork decoration. The table is raised on five sabre legs
terminating in brass sabots and joined by an arched stretcher centered with a cinquefoliated boss.

JW-7530
Saracenic Occasional Table
26 D x 29 1/2 H

Early 19th century George III table featuring a top inlaid with a geometric star and bordered with an
interlocking pattern of triangles of olive and wenge veneers, then outlined with a thin band of rosewood.
The apron has a scalloped edge with a staccato frieze of gilt rosettes, accented at the corners with turned
inverted finials. Four reverse-curved legs joined by a concave quatrefoil stretcher scroll inward trimmed
in optional gold.

JW-6321
George III Occasional Table
21 W x 21 D x 27 H

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From the top down this early 19th-century George III table exudes eccentricity and charm. The square top
is skillfully hand-painted with unique chinoiserie scenes bordered by geometric and floral motifs. The
scalloped apron sports a staccato frieze of gilt rosettes, punctuated at the corners with inverted finials.
Playful reverse curve legs further distinguish this piece as a lively addition to the English country style.

JW-6322
Chinoiserie Occasional Table
21 W x 21 D x 27 H

This inlaid pedestal table draws its inspiration from a Regency Teapoy crafted in rosewood and decorated with
parquetry of various woods in geometric patterns. The circular top is veneered with concentric bands of
Madrona burl, French walnut and Rosewood, each band divided by an ebony line. The top is supported by a
rosewood and gilt moulded frieze on a turned, tapered and reeded stem with a flared collar. The concave-sided
quadripartite base, with four scrolled square tapering legs, ends with brass paw feet and casters.

JW-9804

This Russian neoclassic design has a strong French influence evident in the wealth of brass embellishment:
the ribbon-and-reed moulding; Egyptian-style caryatids, or female figures, beading which accentuates the
outline of the tapered legs, ending in foliated sabots.

JW-5509

Teapoy Pedestal Table


30 D x 28 H

John Widdicomb

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Russian Lamp Table


26 3/8 D x 29 1/2 H

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Like the neoclassic designs of Emilio Terry, the French architect and dreamer, this small sculptural table
achieves great stylistic refinement. The circular top features an elaborate geometric inlay of walnut burl,
Indian rosewood, and Circassian walnut set in a field of maple burl and banded with Macassar ebony.
Four sculptural legs joined by an open basket intersect at the base, resting their up-turned curves on
fine-pointed feet. The design is reminiscent of Continental furniture of the early 19th-century.

JW-4230
Emilio Terry Sculptural Table
29 D x 28 H

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These stylized 18th century chairs are distinguished by their pierced and carved oval wheel backs, horizontally
serpentine aprons, crisply carved rosette on the front cornersand back rail, straight quadrangular front legs on
block feet, and on the arm chair, the carved sinuous open arms.Gold trim is optional.

JW-4818
Wheel Back Side Chair
20 W x 25 D x 39 H
Seat height 19 1/2, Seat depth 19

John Widdicomb

JW-4819
Wheelback Arm Chair
26 W x 26 D x 39 1/2 H
Seat height 20, Seat depth 19
Arm height 27

Opposite:
JW-2775
Louise XV Chaise
39 1/2 W x 68 D x 36 1/2 H
Seat height 21 1/2
Luxury takes on voluptuous proportions in this upholstered Louis XV inspired chaise with shaped back and sides. The frame of mahogany solids in
antique finish provides traditional support with its seat rail of sinuous curves flowing seamlessly into cabriole legs. A shiny row of brass mails trims
the seat, where a long, soft cushion and a tailored back pillow extend an invitation to repose.

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42

The Moderne bedroom suite won a gold medal in Paris after its introduction in 1900.

This Cubist-style wardrobe, resplendent in ribbon mahogany, rests on block


feet and features door and drawer fronts veneered with figured English
sycamore and trimmed with polished nickel hardware. The doors open to
reveal three drawers and one adjustable shelf on the left and two adjustable
shelves and a clothes rod on the right. Three large lower drawers provide ample
storage space. Also available as a standard door chest with shelves as dividers,
or as an entertainment cabinet. Shown with polished nickel bar pulls.

JW-1410 Wardrobe
44 W x 24 D x 78 H
Mahogany and English Sycamore.
JW-1411 Door Chest
44 W x 24 D x 78 H
Mahogany and English Sycamore.
JW-1412-PD Entertainment Cabinet
44 W x 24 D x 78 H
TV opening 37 W x 22 1/2 D x 30 H
Mahogany and English Sycamore.
Features four doors, lower doors conceal
drawers and shelves.

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JW-1413-PD Entertainment Chest


44 W x 24 D x 78 H
TV opening 37 W x 22 1/2 D x 30 H
Same interior design as upper section
of JW-1412.

JW-1410

Opposite:

JW-1408B (Queen)
Sunburst Low Post Bed
66 1/2 W x 88 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52
JW-1408L (King)
Sunburst Low Post Bed
82 1/2 W x 88 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1408CL (Cal. King)


Sunburst Low Post Bed
78 1/2 W x 92 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1410 interior

JW-1411 interior

JW-1412 interior

This Moderne bed, crafted in mahogany solids, features obelisk-shaped low posts and bed panels veneered in a spectacular radiating sunburst
pattern of figured English sycamore.

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JW-1417 Tall Chest


40 W x 21 D x 60 H

Features ribbon mahogany


veneer with mahogany solids
and English sycamore veneer
drawer fronts. Seven drawers.
Two removeable dividers in the
top two drawers. Shown with
polihsed nickel bar pulls.

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Opposite:

JW-1416 Mirror
50 W x 2 1/2 D x 38 H
Rectangle landscape mirror
featuring a beveled outer frame
of figured English sycamore
with a mahogany chamferred
inner frame and outer edge.

Opposite:

JW-1415 Triple Dresser


74 W x 21 D x 35 H
This Cubist-style triple dresser, resplendent in ribbon mahogany, rests on block feet and features drawer fronts veneered with dramatic figured
English sycamore shown above with polished nickel stylized pulls, and at left with polished nickel bar pulls. Four large center drawers are flanked
on each side by four smaller drawers; a jewelry tray is provided in the top right drawer.

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This Moderne bed, crafted in mahogany solids, features


obelisk-shaped high posts and bed panels veneered in a spectacular
radiating sunburst pattern of figured English sycamore.

This Moderne bed, crafted in mahogany solids, features a high post


headboard with bed panels veneered in a spectacular radiating
sunburst pattern of figured English sycamore; low footboard.

Opposite:

JW-1407BLFB (Queen)

JW-1407CLLFB

JW-1407B (Queen)

Sunburst High Post Bed


with Low Footboard
66 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52
Footboard posts 14 5/16

(Cal. King)
Sunburst High Post Bed
with Low Footboard
78 1/2 W x 92 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52
Footboard posts 14 5/16

Sunburst High Post Bed


66 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1407L (King)
Sunburst High Post Bed
82 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52
JW-1407CL (Cal. King)
Sunburst High Post Bed
78 1/2 W x 92 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1407LLFB (King)
Sunburst High Post Bed
with Low Footboard
82 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H
Headboard height 52
Footboard posts 14 5/16

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This Moderne bed, crafted in mahogany solids, features obelisk-shaped low posts and bed panels upholstered in fabric or leather.

Cubism was a highly influential art style of the early 19th century,
inspired by artists like Picasso and Braque.

The Cubist night stand, resplendent in ribbon mahogany, rests on a block feet and features three identical
drawers. The drawer fronts are veneered with dramatic figured English sycamore and trimmed with
oiled bronze hardware.

Opposite:

JW-1402
Three-Drawer Night Stand
34 W x 20 D x 28 H

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The Cubist night stand, resplendent in ribbon mahogany, rests on a plinth base and features a single
drawer with open storage space above and below. The drawer front is veneered with dramatic figured
English sycamore and trimmed with polished nickel hardware.

Opposite:

Not shown:

JW-1406B (Queen)

JW-1405B (Queen)
High Post Bed with Upholstered Panels
66 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H Headboard height 52

Low Post Bed


with Upholstered Panels
66 1/2 W x 88 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1406L (King)

JW-1405L (King)
High Post Bed with Upholstered Panels
82 1/2 W x 88 D x 80 H Headboard height 52

Low Post Bed


with Upholstered Panels
82 1/2 W x 88 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52

JW-1405CL (Cal. King)

JW-1406CL (Cal. King)

JW-1405 Series is available with optional low footboard


JW-1405BLFB (Queen)
JW-1405LLFB (King)
JW-1405CLLFB (Cal. King)
Footboard posts 14 15/16

Low Post Bed


with Upholstered Panels
78 1/2 W x 92 D x 53 H
Headboard height 52

High Post Bed with Upholstered Panels


78 1/2 W x 92 D x 80 H Headboard height 52

JW-1401
Single Drawer Night Stand
30 W x 20 D x 28 H

Finish Information
The Widdicomb Classics Collection is unsurpassed in the variety,
complexity and quality of its finishes. Our wood finishes are
specifically formulated to accentuate the character of the grain and
texture of the woods for which they have been designed.

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We always begin with the finest woods and veneers gathered from
secure sources throughout the world. Skilled artisans use a variety of
techniques to facilitate penetration of stains deep into the grain, in
order to enhance their natural contrasts.

John Widdicomb

Highlighting, toning and shading are kept to a minimum in order


to allow the natural beauty of the wood to rise to prominence.
Wood finishes are treated to a series of applications of the finest
clear lacquers available, which are then rubbed and polished into a
deep, rich patina.
With similar passion for their craft, other finishers execute the finest
paint, faux, and laquer compositions, as well as a wide variety of
decorative arts including hand painted designs, chinoiserie
landscapes, and applications of gold and silver gilt.
If it is possible that our standard finish offering cannot
satisfy a particular requirement that you may have, please ask.
Custom finish matching is always an available option.

Wood Finishes
Each finish is offered with a choice of light distressing or no
distressing with hand rubbing, done to your specification
by some of the finest craftsmen in the industry. Your selection of distress and sheen as well as trim applications
enables you to customize our standard finishes to satisfy
your specific style and taste.

Each finish color offered for the Widdicomb Classics


Collection has been custom formulated for quality and
consistency in the application to a specific wood species.
When reviewing individual item listings, a single character
code is listed to represent the available finish grouping for
the item. The wood finish groupings are based on the
primary wood species and can be found in the table of
standard wood finishes. For each species, a range of color
tone is available and is indicated by the numeric element
of the designation. The higher the number,
the darker the tone.

In addition to trim options, both the distress and sheen


must be specified on your purchase order. On orders placed
without distress and sheen specified we will select one for
you based on our interpretation of the design and tradition
of the individual piece.

C40

C50

C60

C70

C90

M40

M50

M60

M70

M90
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W40

W50

W60

W70

B20

S30

Y10

Y30

Primary
Wood Specie

Standard
Wood
Finishes

Light
10

Light
20

Light
30

Light
40

Light
50

Light
60

Light
70

Y90

Light
80

Dark
90

Cherry

C40

C50

C60

C70

C90

Mahogany

M40

M50

M60

M70

M90

W40

W50

W60

W70

Walnut
Sycamore

Y10

Y30

Satinwood
Karelian Birch

S30
B20

Y90

Paint Finishes

Standard Paint Finish

The art of painted finishes was historically used on


traditional pieces before lacquer finishes were brought to
Europe from Japan.

P10 White Tessarae - White paint, worn through to light


colored wood with traces of fine cracklings, light
distressing and antiqued; eggshell rub.

The paint finishes for the Widdicomb Classics Collection


have been developed and refined to present not just a color,
but a combination of texture, technique, distress and sheen.
Due to the complex harmony of these many facts we
recommend that you refer to your samples when selecting
one of these finishes.

P45 Black Bone - A smooth black paint finish, lightly


glazed creating soft appearance. No distress and a flat
sheen.

Each paint finish involves a degree of distressing and


rubbing, and deviation from the predefined combinations
is subject to an up-charge as a special finish. When
considering such changes always contact Customer
Service for availability and pricing.

Trim
See images and table below for trim options.

When specifying paint or lacquer finishes it is not necesssary to specify a distress or sheen.

John Widdicomb

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TS15/ML2

Trim

P10

P45/TP45

TG20/ML3

TG22/ML4

These trim colors are available for paint, lacquer


and wood finishes. When used as a trim, specify:

TG24/ML5

When used as a metal


leaf finish, specify:

TS15

Aged Silver

ML2

TG20

Gilt, Satin rub

ML3

TG22

Matte Gold

ML4

TG24

Gold, rubbed through to base

ML5

Lacquer Finishes
The Widdicomb Classics Collections many lacquered
finishes offer a wide range of colors and effects that are
suitable for smooth surfaced pieces.

Tortoise Shell Lacquer: Historic objects dart of tortoise


shell were the basis for our interpretation in the L55 and
L60 finishes.

Our standard lacquer finishes are not available on all


species of wood. Please consult individual item
listings for availability.

Mottled Lacquer: These stain rub lacquers are created


with muted variations of color. Each finish is enhanced
with glazed shading and highlighting. Our mottled
lacquers are L35 and L40.

L10/TL10

Lacquer
Finishes

L35

L40

L55

L10

Black Polish

No Distress

Satin

L35*

Cinnabar Red Mottled

No Distress

Satin

L40*

Bottle Green Mottled

No Distress

Satin

L55*

Brown Tortoiseshell

No Distress

Satin

L60*

Gold Brown Tortoiseshell

No Distress

High Satin

L60

Finishes marked with an


asterisk (*) are not available
on all items. Individual item
listings in the price list will
indicate these exclusions.

Faux Finishes
F82

Faux
Finishes

F88

F90

F92

F82

Green Faux

No Distress

High Satin

F88

Black & Gold Faux

No Distress

High Polish

F90

Black Jewel Faux

No Distress

High Polish

F92

Verde Antique Faux

No Distress

High Polish

Faux and marble aggregate


finishes were developed for tops
only. Availability and cost of
faux finishes is indicated in the
individual items listing in the
price list. If you are interested
in applying a faux finish to a
top where availability is not
indicated, contact your designer
or sales associate for pricing.
Similarily, for price and
availability of entire pieces in
these finishes, please inquire.

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Standard Stickley mahogany and cherry finishes are available on John Widdicomb pieces at no additional charge.

Mahogany

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001

017

029

030

045

046

047

048

003

011

014

027

028

057

713

718

Cherry

Warranty
We believe so strongly in the integrity of our workmanship that
we offer you the Stickley Lifetime Promise. We want you to be truly
pleased with your Stickley furniture as it becomes an important part
of your family for generations to come.
We offer a Manufacturers Limited Lifetime Warranty against
defects on all case goods except dining and office chairs. Showld the
furniture fail structurally at any time during the lifetime of the
original owner, because of workmanship or material, we will repair
or replace at our discretion.
Stickley offers Five Year Limited Warranty against defects on the
following: dining chairs, office chairs, finishes, and mechanical
devices (clock movements, recliner mechanisms, etc.). Should these
items fail within five years of purchase due to manufacturing defects,
we will repair or replace it at our discretion.
This warranty does not apply to fabric or leather supplied by
Stickley or the customer. Warranty does not apply to customer
damage, alteration, or accident. Seasonal wood movement on solid
wood products is normal and is not considered a warranty issue.
For a copy of the Stickley Warranty in its entirety, please ask your
Stickley retailer or visit www.Stickley.com
With proper care, and the Stickley Lifetime Promise, you can be
assured that your Stickley furniture is destined to become a
cherished family heirloom.

Design
Stickley reserves the right to change, modify, discontinue or improve
any product designs, finishes, or specifications at our discretion and
without prior notice.

Care
For over a century, Stickley and John Widdicomb craftsmen have
been making history by creating masterful pieces of furniture by
hand. From designing each piece to executing the intricate details of
making it a work of art, each step is meticulously perfected. Because
we have taken so much care in making the treasured antiques of the
future, we hope you will cherish each Stickley piece, and care for it
accordingly, preserving its original beauty which will undoubtedly be
enhanced with age. Please contact your John Widdicomb dealer or
sales professional for detailed care guidelines for Stickley or John
Widdicomb finishes or email us at care@stickley.com.

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INDEX

JW-0603
JW-0650L
JW-0650R
JW-1401
JW-1402
JW-1405B
JW-1405L
JW-1405CL

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Jules Leleu Club Chair


34
Leleu Chaise (Left Side Facing)
32, 33
Leleu Chaise (Right Side Facing)
32, 33
Single Drawer Night Stand
49
Three Drawer Night Stand
48, 49
High Post Queen BedUpholstery Panels
43
High Post King BedUpholstery Panels
43
High Post California King Bed
Upholstery Panels
43
JW-1406B
Low Post Queen BedUpholstery Panels
48, 49
JW-1406L
Low Post King BedUpholstery Panels
49
JW-1406CL Low Post California King Bed
Upholstery Panels
49
JW-1407B
Sunburst High Post Queen Bed
47
JW-1407L
Sunburst High Post King Bed
47
JW-1407CL Sunburst High Post California King Bed
47
JW-1408B
Sunburst Low Post Queen Bed
42, 43
JW-1408L
Sunburst Low Post King Bed
43
JW-1408CL Sunburst Low Post California King Bed
43
JW-1410
Wardrobe
43
JW-1411
Door Chest
43
JW-1412-PD Entertainment Cabinet
43
JW-1413-PD Entertainment Chest
43
JW-1415
Triple Dresser
42, 44, 45
JW-1416
Mirror
44, 45
JW-1417
Tall Chest
45
JW-1732
Neoclassical Etagere
11, 20, 21
JW-1773
Klismos Side Chair
15, 16
JW-1774
Klismos Arm Chair
15, 16
JW-2708
Rateau Occasional Table
30, 31
JW-2710
Russian Chest
24
JW-2720
Tripod Table
33
JW-2760
Petite Chareau Bench
33
JW-2761
Chareau Bench
33
JW-2762
Chareau Bench
33
JW-2769
Chareau Club Chair
34, 35
JW-2771
Iribe Salon Chair
30, 31

JW-2775
JW-3222
JW-4230
JW-4818
JW-4819
JW-5509
JW-5571
JW-5572
JW-5582
JW-5583
JW-5588
JW-5589
JW-5590
JW-5593
JW-5597
JW-5789
JW-5940
JW-5971
JW-5972
JW-5991
JW-5993
JW-6321
JW-6322
JW-6381
JW-7064
JW-7065
JW-7191
JW-7328
JW-7341
JW-7345
JW-7516
JW-7530
JW-9804
JW-9828
JW-9882A
JW-9896

Louise XV Chaise
Neoclassical Cocktail Table
Emilio Terry Sculptural Table
Wheel Back Side Chair
Wheel Back Arm Chair
Russian Lamp Table
Russian Side Chair
Russian Arm Chair
Russian Credenza
Russian China Top
Russian China Cabinet
Russian Double China Cabinet
Russian Triple China Cabinet
Russian Center Table
Russian Dining Table
Regency Commode
Neoclassical Console Table
Lyre Back Side Chair
Lyre Back Arm Chair
Cheshire Double Pedestal Dining Table
Center Table
George III Occasional Table
Chinoiserie Occasional Table
Waldorf Sofa
Queen Anne Baroque Side Chair
Queen Anne Baroque Arm Chair
Georgian Dining Table
Southhill Cocktail Table
Robert Adam Demi-Lune Commode
George III Door Cabinet
British India Mirror
Saracenic Occasional Table
Teapoy Pedestal Table
English Rose Cocktail Table
Regency Sideboard
Staffordshire Dining Table

40, 41
28
39
40
40
38
12, 13, 15
12, 13, 15
8, 9, 10
8, 9
10
10
10
26, 27
12, 13, 17
24
24, 25
6, 7, 15
6, 7, 15
6, 7, 18
26
37
37
28, 29
11, 14
11, 14
11, 18
31
22, 23
22
12, 13, 21
36
38
28
18, 19
16, 17

John Widdicomb is in an exclusive category


in todays fine furniture market.
Having the ability and sheer skill
to execute successfully difficult designs
is one of the fundamental differences between
John Widdicomb and other manufacturers.

Stickley Drive Manlius, NY 13104


PH 315.682.5500 Fax 315.682.6306
www.johnwiddicomb.com
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