Roycroft

Roycroft was the name given to a reformist community of crafters and artisans founded by Elbert Hubbard (pictured) in East Aurora, New York in 1894. The Roycrofters, as members of the community were called, consisted of some of the most skilled bookbinders, furniture makers and metal workers of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, including Karl Kipp, Frederick Kranz and William Wallace Denslow.

Elbert Hubbard was a successful salesman and part owner of Buffalo, NY-based Larkin Soap Company. Although the company had made him quite wealthy, Hubbard eventually lost interest in the soap industry, sold his share in the company and retired to East Aurora.

A man of many interests, Hubbard became infatuated with the polymathic ideals of the British Arts & Crafts movement and traveled to England to meet the pioneer of the movement, William Morris. Rebelling against the dehumanizing effects of the industrial age, Arts & Crafts designers like Morris championed handcraftsmanship and the integration of the arts in a decorative environment. Hubbard was so inspired by his visit that upon his return to East Aurora he founded a private printing shop to publish a magazine he dubbed The Philistine, which extolled the virtues of Arts & Crafts ideals. The Philistine became wildly popular, leading to the establishment of a nearby book bindery. A leather shop, metalsmith and furniture shop soon followed, each one bringing still more artisans and their families into the folds of the growing Roycroft community.

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Auction Results Roycroft

ROYCROFT, rare cabinet, model 55 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare cabinet, model 55
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $16,250

ROYCROFT, table lamp | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

table lamp
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $11,875

ROYCROFT, rare cabinet, model 7 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare cabinet, model 7
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $11,875

ROYCROFT, rare cabinet, model 63 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare cabinet, model 63
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $10,000

ROYCROFT, Rare sideboard | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Rare sideboard
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,125

ROYCROFT, rare Old Willow Stump bookends, pair | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare Old Willow Stump bookends, pair
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $7,500

ROYCROFT, vases, set of four | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

vases, set of four
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $7,500

ROYCROFT, Ali Baba bench from the Roycroft Inn, model 46 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Ali Baba bench from the Roycroft Inn, model 46
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $6,875

ROYCROFT, rare easel | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare easel
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000

ROYCROFT, rare drop-front desk, model 92 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare drop-front desk, model 92
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750

ROYCROFT, Three-footed jardinière | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Three-footed jardinière
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,500

ROYCROFT, bracelets, set of five | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

bracelets, set of five
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $3,072

ROYCROFT, Table lamp | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Table lamp
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,875

ROYCROFT, Table lamp | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Table lamp
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,875

ROYCROFT, hall chair, model 31 | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

hall chair, model 31
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,750

ROYCROFT, Tall American Beauty vase | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Tall American Beauty vase
estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $2,375

ROYCROFT, Table lamp | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Table lamp
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $2,125

KARL KIPP AND ROYCROFT, assorted jewelry | ragoarts.com

Karl Kipp and Roycroft

assorted jewelry
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,820

ROYCROFT, Vase | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Vase
estimate: $1,250–1,750
result: $1,750

ROYCROFT, Ten pairs of bookends | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

Ten pairs of bookends
estimate: $1,250–1,750
result: $1,625

ROYCROFT, collection of four works | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

collection of four works
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,250

ROYCROFT, collection of ten works | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

collection of ten works
estimate: $750–1,000
result: $1,125

ROYCROFT, rare child's rocker | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

rare child's rocker
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,040

ROYCROFT, sewing rocker, model 39a | ragoarts.com

Roycroft

sewing rocker, model 39a
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $845