Scrapbook -- Altar Cloths, Tapestries

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308655

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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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

rugs
textiles
altar cloths
tapestries
Oriental rugs
carpets
scrapbooks

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 263.11

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (16 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.004.026

Dimensions

16 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

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)

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

File