Harvey Ellis was a unique talent whose impact on American design is not widely recognized. But in the few months he spent in the Craftsman Workshops at the end of his life, he made his mark on Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts movement.
It was signature use of decorative inlay that we associate most with Harvey Ellis today. His inlay patterns—including elongated floral abstracts, sailing ships, and woodland scenes crafted from pewter, copper, and tinted woods—added a beautiful decorative detail that remains a favorite feature in Stickley’s Harvey Ellis Collection. Examples of inlay in Stickley antiques give us a hint at how they looked originally.
Celebrating 21 years of Stickley Collector Edition designs, The Harvey Ellis Console Desk offers classic style that’s well suited to our current work-from-home world. This versatile, small-scale piece is crafted of solid quartersawn white oak with an elongated Harvey Ellis botanical inlay embellishing both side panels. It features a 48 x 20-inch surface, plus a shelf for a laptop or cable box that’s accessible from both sides and accommodates cables. As a desk, it allows an adult to work comfortably with plenty of room for a laptop and monitor; two children can sit side by side for online learning, and a pair of consoles set face to face creates a perfect shared workspace. The piece also functions beautifully as a console behind a sofa, beside a bed, or in an entryway. Available in Oak.