During- the past few years a style has developed in the United States called Mission, suggested by work found in the old Spanish Missions in California and the southwest. It runs almost entirely to straight lines. At first it was extremely heavy and clumsy, but recently has been lightened and greatly improved upon. It is a simple straightforward style easily recognised and is very popular at the. present time.
Oak is the principal wood used, and fuming or dark stains the finish most suitable. Similar work is being produced in England, Austria and Germany under the names of New Art, Craftsman and Arts and Crafts.
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