Don Stephens (1887–1971)


Oak, iron

Gift of the estate of Caroline Stephens Holt, 2011.1.1

Don Stephens was the son of Frank Stephens, a co-founder of the utopian society of Arden, Delaware. This sideboard is part of a mission-style dining-room set Stephens made as a wedding gift to his brother Roger. This Arden sideboard sports iron hardware made at the Arden Forge, one of several craft industries created during the early years of the artist community. Other early industries included weaving, clothing design, silversmithing, and ceramics.