The Stickley Collector’s Limited Edition piece for 2011 was created for a very special event in the Audi family (the owners of Stickley) this last summer – the wedding of their son Edward to his bride Laila.
This petite mirror was given as a wedding favor to all the guests who attended the ceremony, and now has been re-created so that you can enjoy it too.
Each Stickley 2011 Collector’s Limited Edition Piece mirror is built out of quartersawn white oak, and features an exposed pin at all four corners. The mirror also features the characteristic inlay design genius from other Harvey Ellis pieces.
The inlay includes cherry, walnut, creamy maple and blackened hardwood and the special poem “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran has been inscribed on the back of each mirror. The marriage mirror’s dimensions are: 13.75W x 1D x 18H, and it’s only available in the #31 Centennial Finish.
For your enjoyment, here’s the poem “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf .
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
Remember, the Marriage Mirror is only available until December 31, 2011 – and quantities are limited. The 2011 Stickley Collector’s Limited Edition Piece Marriage Mirror also comes with its own special gift box.