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The sofa in the photos has been in my in-laws basement since 1951. The bed mechanism is missing. A relative suggested it might be a Stickly. We cannot find any markings on any part of the sofa frame, brackets or tilt mechanism. Please tell us if you can identify the maker. My wife thinks it is just a craft style??? The leather back is cracking. The seat was upholstered with the fine green vinyl.

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Mark - The sofa does not show any signs of being a Stickley piece, typical through tenons, etc, and I do not know if any of the Stickley companies (there were several) made sofa beds. I have never seen one. It is in the Arts & Crafts/Mission style of the early 20th century in which some the Stickley's and many other cabinetmakers of the period worked.

I cannot identify the maker other than to say it is not a Stickley.

Thanks for writing.

Fred Taylor  

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

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I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com

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