Oh My Goodness.........I agree that chair needs to be sent to chair heaven! I generally like wild/modern....but.....that really pushed it.....
As far as my cousin's chair,that is what I was figuring on the chair as well...although the condition on this chair should bring it slightly higher. They got it for $20 and it is in immaculate shape!
Sure wish I could find out the makers' marks/logos in this company and the time line for them. There just doesn't seem to be one for them....even tho they are noted as the longest running furniture maker in the USA (1762 Nichols Brothers then 1907 he acquired a partner and changed name to Nichols & Stone). Of course in 2008 Stickley bought "intellectual property rights" and designs.... and still claims years of operation from it!
I have been on some garage sale and antiquing bouts with them when I was visiting...and have gotten some great buys/finds. Unfortunately, the small towns near them in the south have people selling on the sides of the road just to get some money. I will post some buys I got on this recent trip soon.