The Lakeside Craft Shops of Sheboygan, Wisconsin was founded by Fred Dennett in 1912 when he was 61 years of age. Dennett had already made his fortune as founder of the Wisconsin Chair Company, and he held investments in many other enterprises. The Company’s motto was “Art in the Home.”
The Lakeside Craft Shops made home furnishings in the Arts and Crafts style, including fern dishes, bracket hanging baskets, book racks, cellarettes, card tables, waste baskets, stools, jardinière stands, window boxes, smoker’s stands, serving trays, and umbrella stands – in oak and mahogany. This book includes a scholarly, illustrated history of the company and contains the company’s 86-page 1912 catalogue.