Arts & Craft and Mission Handles

Arts & Craft and Mission Handles
The distinctive characteristics of Mission style furniture, popular from about 1900 through 1925, are easy to recognize. Lines will be simple and straight for the most part, with very few curves and no ornate carving. Any carving usually takes the shape of inconspicuous linear grooves. Elements are most often chunky and flat or squared. The overall look is heavy, and some see it as quite masculine.