What is Mission Style Amish Furniture?
Some would be surprised to know but unlike other furniture styles, Mission Style Amish Furniture is totally American. In fact, it owes its origin to the Catholic Missions which sprung up in the American Southwest. Adobe-walled missions were built in California, as well as other places, by the Spanish missionaries.
Above all their simplistic building design inspired succeeding generations of artists. Therefore Gustav Stickley, a furniture manufacturer and designer, popularized the classic mission for design. Mission style furniture possesses a timeless appeal. As a result, making it as popular as ever today.
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Olde Century Mission Hutch Dining hutches are a unique home furnishing in that they blend practical storage space with the more impractical but elegant art of display. The Olde Century Mission Hutch, pictured here, boasts beautifully-polished hardware. As well as a rich wood finish that highlights the natural beauty of the […]
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LaCourt Classic Bedroom Set Rarely does an original furniture design spring to life by its own accord. The life of a furnishing style often evolves gradually through time and place. As in the case of the Monterrey Mission line which features a distinctly modern twist on the traditional Mission style. […]
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Classic Furniture Pieces Straight Royal Mission Entertainment Center Above all defining “classic” furniture pieces can be tricky. Because personal tastes and preferences are unique to each furniture-lover. Yet there are certain qualities that “classics” possess: First, classic furniture boasts a timeless style. Has the style of this piece appealed to […]
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A Look at Liberty: the Liberty Mission Cabinet with Glass Panels In the world of Amish-crafted furniture, there are bold styles and modest styles. As well as classic designs and modern designs, simple pieces and ornate pieces. Sometimes a piece can bridge bold and modest. Along with classic and modern. […]
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Mission Style Furniture Royal Mission Dressing Table It is interesting the way that traditional and modern styles begin to blend in the world of Amish furniture. Shaker furniture features simplicity and elegance that it is perpetually seen as “fresh” by those looking for new, elegant designs. While Mission furniture is […]
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Amish Mission Style Furniture
Above all visual art, architecture and furniture crafting have intersected and influenced each other throughout history. Therefore making it an area of much interest and study. Art historians, architect experts and furniture connoisseurs have written volumes tracing the unique influence of an art movement on a culture. This includes tracing the waves of influence like concentric rings on the surface of a still pond. The Amish Mission Style Furniture was heavily influenced by an outside source. As a result, mission style furniture still enjoys huge popularity.
Mission style furniture draws its influence from the Christian mission buildings established by Spanish monks throughout the Southwestern United States. The Mission's minimalist style became translated beautifully into a furniture style that possessed a practical, simple yet beautiful style.
Art historians may also trace the creation of Mission style furniture to the modern "Minimalist" art movement of the early-20th century. We may never fully know the complex ways in which visual art, architecture, and furniture craft have influenced each other. We can be sure that the legacy of the "Mission style" is still making an impact today.[caption id="attachment_35720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Weaver Furniture Sales Store Front Sign[/caption]Amish Mission Style Furniture
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Arts and Crafts Movement Mission furniture boasts a rich history in which Gustav Stickley stands as a beacon. But before Stickley popularized the Mission style, an aesthetic-economic movement called the “Arts and Crafts Movement” laid the groundwork for the popularity that the Mission style would eventually enjoy. Inspired by the […]
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Durango Loveseat: a One-Of-A-Kind Furnishing Are you a lover of quality furniture? Are you searching for the perfect home seating decor? Look no further than the Durango Loveseat: a One-of-a-Kind Furnishing. The Durango Loveseat features a Mission design. It also includes plush seating and web rider coil springs. Don’t get […]
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Classic Elegance & Style Mission Jewelry Dressing Table & Chair Furniture can hold a dynamic place in our imaginations and memories. Many of us may be able to picture a classic curio that belonged to your grandparents. Or an old cedar blanket chest that stayed in your parent’s old bedroom. […]
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One of the cool features about some innovatively–designed pieces of furniture is the way they conjure memories of distant times and places. For example, Queen Anne furniture is reminiscent of ‘old’ England. And rustic furniture evokes memories of 19th century America. Now comes the Granny Mission Amish Three Drawer Commode. […]