Scrapbook -- Tapestry

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308672

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Description

Untitled scrapbook. Scrapbook has dark brown fabric cover and is held together by two metal brads. Scrapbook contains 78 pages and 38 albumen prints of tapestries. This is the second of five scrapbooks dedicated to tapestries; the pagination continues across each book. The tapestries are shown flat as well as in use as furniture upholstery. Most prints have a legend containing: a number, "Garde-Meuble" and a caption such as "Tapisserie de Beauvais, style Louis XVI" followed by initials such as "L. L." It is believed that the prints have been taken from "Les tapisseries decoratives du Garde-Meuble (Mobilier National): Choix des plus beaux motifs" which was published in two volumes from 1878 to 1881. Each page has handwritten notations in the margins including information on size and quality, some of which are written in a code. Also included in the scrapbook is a loose black-and-white photograph of a screen with tapestry inset made in 1913 for Mrs. Phillip Dexter. A digitial image of this photograph is attached to this record.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tapestries
upholstery
scrapbooks
albumen prints

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 279.2

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (10 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 2)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.004.042

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)

Material Type

scrapbooks
albumen prints

Description Level

File

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