One of the many factors that make a Stephen C. Staples designed piece of creative art furniture irresistible is its historic lineage. Surfaces come alive with marks left by a craftsman’s hand ten or more generations past. Each of Staples' pieces are signed with Stephen’s signet mark on the surface. A paper label is applied, signed and dated by Stephen C. Staples. The new owner is also presented with a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity that tells the story of where the wood came from, how to date the wood and any other historical notes.