Limbert Library Table, 1905-1915

Summary

C. P. Limbert Company created affordable Arts and Crafts furniture for the American middle class. This library table displays the simple form and visible construction techniques emblematic of Arts and Crafts furniture. Unlike doctrinaire Arts and Crafts makers, the company applied mass-production techniques to reduce costs, but still manufactured well-designed and well-made furniture.

C. P. Limbert Company created affordable Arts and Crafts furniture for the American middle class. This library table displays the simple form and visible construction techniques emblematic of Arts and Crafts furniture. Unlike doctrinaire Arts and Crafts makers, the company applied mass-production techniques to reduce costs, but still manufactured well-designed and well-made furniture.

Artifact

Library table (Writing table)

Date Made

1905-1915

Creators

Charles P. Limbert Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids 

United States, Michigan, Holland 

Creator Notes

Charles P. Limbert Company had factories in both Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

71.58.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. Derk Van Raalte

Material

Oak (Wood)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 29.125 in

Width: 23 in

Length: 30 in

Inscriptions

Branded on piece: LIMBERT'S ARTS & CRAFTS FURNITURE; HOLLAND, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

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