Mission-style is a type of furniture popular in the United States during the turn of the 20th century. The style, distinguished by its simplicity of materials and design, arose out of the Arts and Crafts-inspired movement led in the US by Gustav Stickley. Makers of this type of furniture shared a belief in the social virtues of good design and hand craftsmanship.
The furniture, typically made of oak with a stain finish, had a rectilinear design and exposed carpentry. There was little or no decoration, though the joinery was sometimes given a darker stain to emphasize the expert construction. Fittings were made of copper or iron, and coverings were of leather, canvas, or plain cloth. Mission craftsmen also made stained-glass chandeliers, beaten copper candleholders, and hand-turned earthenware.