Young, J.M. Furniture Co. – American

J.M. Young Arts & Crafts even-arm settle

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A pair of J.M. Young Arts & Crafts two-door bookcases with adjustable shelves

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An Arts & Crafts cube chair with open back and sides, oak, J.M. Young & Sons, Camden, New York, early 20th century

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An Arts & Crafts settle by J.M. Young, crib form with slat back and sides, American, early 20th century

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The J. M. Young Furniture Co.

The J.M. Young Furniture Company began as early as 1872, producing a general line of Victorian furniture. It was a small, family-run company that had fewer than twenty employees. By 1904, Young offered a range of Mission furniture designs based on the work of Gustav and L. & J.G. Stickley. The construction of the furniture included well-done, five-part posts on settles and poorly added though-tenons on Morris chairs.

Overall, J.M. Young’s furniture may not be as exciting in design as its competitors, but it has lasted due to its quality of construction, through-tenons excepted.

The company used paper labels, both oval in script and rectangular in block printing, to mark its furniture. The labels read, “J.M. Young & Sons, Camden, New York” (or N.Y). They also listed the style number, color and finish.

By Paul H. Lauer, New England p4A.com representative


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