Mission-style, or Arts and Crafts, was a movement back to simplicity that began in the late 19th century. The basic foundation for mission-style is that furniture makers believed in good design and hand craftsmanship, emphasizing simple horizontal and vertical lines and flat panels that accentuate the grain of the wood.
Here are five keys to finding high quality mission-style furniture:
1. Make sure that it is solid and well constructed - Look for clear horizontal and vertical lines in the construction and prominent 90-degree angles and flat planes.