Beacon Hill Collection, inspired by the early designers & craftsmen of the eighteenth century who created & made furniture of lasting beauty in keeping with the graceful living of the times, 6th ed., Kaplan Furniture Company, 91 Albany Street, Cambridge, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1940s

Location Note

Product catalogues: Furniture and furnishings: Furniture (1 of 3)

GUSN

GUSN-283545

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Description

Kaplan creates reproductions of furniture pieces from Beacon Hill homes. The end papers are a "Map of Beacon Hill, showing sites of historic houses and points of interest of the Georgian era." A section in the back of the catalog displays the furniture in the showrooms of the B. Altman department store in New York City and Barker Bros. in Los Angeles. The catalog has an index. The cover title reads "Beacon Hill collection as interpreted and made by the Kaplan Furniture Company at their cabinet shops in the shadow of Beacon Hill at ninety-one Albany Street in the town of Cambridge, Massachusetts."

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
furniture
reproductions
trade catalogs

Physical Description

1 trade catalog : black-and-white, 191 pages ; 10 3/4 x 8 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.12.009.002.077

Image Dimensions

10 3/4 x 8 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Kaplan Furniture Company (Publisher)
Sherrill, Edgar B. (Designer)
University Press (Cambridge, Mass.) (Printer)

Material Type

trade catalogs

Other Organizations

B. Altman & Co.
Barker Bros.
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Subjects

Architectural photography

Variant Title

Beacon Hill collection as interpreted and made by the Kaplan Furniture Company at their cabinet shops in the shadow of Beacon Hill

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Product catalogues: Furniture and furnishings: Furniture (1 of 3)