Hubbard Eldredge Company Furniture
The Hubbard Eldredge Furniture Company, also referred to as The Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Company, was a furniture manufacturer operating in Rochester, New York.
Brief history and description
The company produced works in the Mission-style, and their work is regarded as highly reminiscent of that of master furniture maker Gustav Stickley.
The Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller Furniture Company opened in the late 19th century and closed in the mid-20th century. Their products are considered today as high quality collectables, and can reach hundreds of dollars at auction.
Guide for collectors
The book ‘Fancy Chairs And Rockers’, first published in 1923, is about Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller’s work, featuring an extensive catalogue of their product range.
Collectors are advised to seek Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller’s works at auction houses (both mainstream and specialist), but also to search antique shops and online auctioneers such as eBay, where they may find rare bargains.
As with all pieces of this nature, prospective collectors should endeavour to ensure the authenticity of a particular piece before purchasing, and should pay particular attention when purchasing online, as this may make accurate identification a more complicated process. If in doubt, collectors should seek expert opinion.
The highest price paid at auction for a Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller piece is $400, for a rocking chair dated from 1900, which sold from Flomaton Antique Auction on 1st June 2007.
The lowest auction price for a Hubbard, Eldredge & Miller piece is $55, for a Windsor-style armchair rocker, sold on 15th August 2008 from Dennis Auction Service, Inc.
Other Hubbard Eldredge & Miller pieces have sold for prices between $90-300.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)