One of the largest Arts & Crafts conferences in the country starts in Ashville, NC next week. The 23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Conference will be held from February 19-21, 2010. The conference will have more than 2000 Arts & Crafts collectors from across the country, all looking for their next piece or pieces of amazing furniture. The conference is held at the most famous Arts & Crafts resort in the world, The Grove Park Inn, which is a magnificent resort set in the Arts & Crafts style, but with all the added amenities and fun you would expect in a present day resort & spa.

We will have an original Gustav Stickley piece at the show which is a small leather top desk circa 1902-1903 which will be for sale at the Voorhees Craftsman booth. Voorhees Craftsman is a family run and owned Arts & Crafts dealer in Pasadena, CA and specialize in Gustav Stickley, L & J.G. Stickley, Roycroft, and Limbert furniture. They also produce their own handmade reproductions that are magnificent.

In addition to Mary Ann & Steve Voorhees from Pasadena, other authorities from across the country will be at this historic hotel and conference holding seminars, tours, books, demonstrations, workshops, food, friendships, special exhibits, works by contemporary crafts and firms and plenty of Arts & Crafts antiques on exhibit and for sale. A pass is only $145 per person and advance registration required. If you would like to attend please call: (828) 628-1915.

The Grove Park Inn’s website is: Groveparkinn.com and they have a new Web 2.0 website as well at: Grovesmagicalelixir.com. Make sure to visit the Voorhees Craftsman booth and website at: www.voorheescraftsman.com. The show’s website is: Arts-craftsconference.com

Here are some pictures of the hotel and some of our favorite examples of Stickley Furniture. We will post pictures of our Gustav Stickley desk in a following post, so stay tuned! Click on any image for a larger version:

Inn

Grove Park Inn

Grove Park Inn Lounge

Grove Park Inn Lounge

Inn's Lounging Area

Grove Park Inn's Lounging Area

Grove Park Inn Room Suite

Grove Park Inn Room Suite

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Gustav Stickley early rare lamp table circa 1902

Gustav Stickley early rare lamp table circa 1902

Click here to see this Gustav Stickley early rare lamp table, circa 1902

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Gustav Stickley Red Stamp

Gustav Stickley Red Stamp

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Gustav Stickley three drawer server

Gustav Stickley three drawer server

Click here to see this Gustav Stickley three drawer server #818 with oval pulls, circa 1907 to 1912

Click here to see this piece on eBay

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Vintage Limbert Buffet Sideboard with Four Arched Doors, Strap Hinges and Through Tenon

Limbert Buffet Sideboard

See this Vintage Limbert Buffet Sideboard with Four Arched Doors, Strap Hinges and Through Tenons.

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Replica Gustav Stickley splay leg table

Replica Gustav Stickley splay leg table

Replica Gustav Stickley splay leg table