Q: My husband was given a small wooden table in the 1960s. It’s 30 inches square with two shelves. The label on the bottom says, “A Leopold Stickley Original, L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc., Fayetteville, N.Y., Maker of Cherry Valley Furniture.”
A: Leopold (1869-1957) and John George (1871-1921) Stickley, two of the five Stickley brothers who entered the furniture business, established their furniture manufacturing company in Fayetteville in 1902. The firm, like the other Stickley companies, sold Arts and Crafts furniture. When interest in that style waned in the 1920s, L. & J.G. Stickley introduced a line of Colonial Revival furniture marketed as “Cherry Valley.” The line was produced until 1985, when the company was sold and moved to Manlius, N.Y., where it is still in business. The label on your table was used from 1945 to 1985, so your table is not an early one. But pieces in the Cherry Valley line are well made and sell for about what comparable new pieces would bring.