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Scrapbook -- Altar Cloths, Tapestries

Description

Untitled scrapbook. Scrapbook has red fabric cover and is held together by twine laced through six eyelets. The number "11" is handwritten on spine. Scrapbook contains 50 pages. The bulk of the materials are clippings from 19th century and 20th century periodicals, catalogs, and magazines, such as "Arts and Decoration," "House and Garden," "Country Life," "Good Furniture," and "The American Architect." In the center of the scrapbook are pages from the October 1917 issue of "Good Furniture." This scrapbook contains clippings of altar clothes and tapestries. Other items depicted in the clippings include capes, dalmatics, tassels, curtains, peace panels, oriental rugs, Persian rugs, American rugs, prayer rugs, cushion coverings, chair seats, decorative panels, an Italian wall hanging made almost entirely out of straw, a Japanese print, needlework, and other embroidery. Inside the scrapbook is an envelope with eighteen cyanotypes (prints are blue) of "Ecclesiastical Embroideries" (6.5in x 8.5in). Most of the pieces are from the 15th through the 20th centuries. There is one colored sketch on tracing paper of curtains and a valence (page 48).

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 scrapbook (16 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
16x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
16x 11 1/2x 1 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 263.11
GUSN
308655
Reference Code
CC010.004.026

Record details

Originator
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
Oriental rugs
altar cloths
carpets
rugs
tapestries
textiles
Material Type
scrapbooks

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