The Winterthur Library

 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE  19735

302-888-4600 or 800-448-3883

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator:         Warner, LaMont Adelbert, 1876-1970                                  

Title:               Collection

Dates:             1842-ca.1999, bulk 1902-1949

Call No.:         Col. 647         

Acc. No.:        02x5; 06x35; 07x84

Quantity:        16 boxes, 9 volumes (ca. 4 cu.ft.)

Location:        35 I 3-6, and 44 F 2

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

LaMont Adelbert Warner was a designer, a teacher, and an artist.  He was born in Stamford, New York, on October 24, 1876.  He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, with a degree in fine arts, majoring in design.  His teachers included Arthur Wesley Dow and Alvan C. Nye, who was also a designer for the Hayden Furniture Company.  This company hired Warner as a designer upon his graduation. 

 

In 1900, Warner moved to Syracuse, New York, to be a designer and head draftsman for the company of Gustav Stickley, soon to become Craftsman Workshops.  Warner was hired shortly after Stickley began producing mission furniture, and Warner undoubtedly was responsible for many of the new designs.  For the most part, Warner’s work is known from initialed drawings in The Craftsman, Stickley’s magazine that promoted his company’s products and lifestyle.

 

LaMont Warner left The Craftsman Workshops in 1906 to take a position as assistant professor at Teachers College of Columbia University.  His former teacher Arthur Dow was head of its Fine Arts Department.  Warner taught classes in design (including costume design), interior decoration, and color harmony.  In 1907, he made the first of several trips to Europe in order to gain first-hand knowledge of European designs.  In 1918, Warner noted that he was the Fine Arts Director of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

In 1908, the Warner family (LaMont, his wife Emma V. Smith, and their young daughter Victorine, who was born in 1905) built a Craftsman-style house in Bronxville, New York.  The house was the featured in the illustrated article “A Craftsman Dwelling” written by Louise Shrimpton (another former Craftsman Workshop employee) and published in Good Housekeeping in September 1909.  She noted that much of the furniture, the electric light fixtures, and the house itself were designed by Warner.  LaMont and Emma even made the dining room chandelier themselves.  The article described the finishes and colors used throughout the house.  (Although the house was still standing at the end of the 20th century, there was reason to believe that the original Arts and Crafts interior had been altered.)

 

The Warners lived in Bronxville until 1938.  They were members of the Bronxville Reformed Church, for which LaMont served as an elder.  When Emma died (before her 50th birthday), he made a silver cross and presented it to the church in her memory.  He was a painter, as well as a designer, and exhibited his work at local art shows.  However, during the Great Depression, LaMont decided to return to Stamford, New York, where he found a position as an art teacher in the local high school.  The Bronxville house was sold.

 

In addition to being a furniture designer, Warner designed the interiors of several YMCA buildings in the United States and in the Panama Canal Zone.  He was a member of the Cooperstown Association, the Albany Institute of Arts, the Oneonta Community Art Center, the American Institute of History and Art, and many religious and community service organizations.  LaMont Warner lived in Stamford until his death on November 27, 1970.  His daughter Victorine and her husband H. Allan Knox preserved Warner’s studio and design files. 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The collection is composed of LaMont Warner’s design scrapbook; letters he wrote to his wife while he was in Europe in the summers of 1907 and 1909, plus a few other letters; pages from his design scrapbook; designs he drew for his book entitled  Design in Line, Notan, and Color for Students and Teachers of Household Arts, House Decoration and Fine Arts (the text has not been found; apparently the book was never published); a few furniture designs done by Warner; drawings by him, mostly flowers done while he was a student at Pratt; diaries kept by Warner between 1902 and 1968 (there is not a diary for every year); photographs; trade catalogs of Arts and Crafts style furniture; Japanese woodblock prints; and a Japanese fabric sample book dated 1842, which belonged to Arthur Dow before it was acquired by Warner.

 

Most of Warner’s extant furniture designs were executed in 1925 and were for Early American pieces of furniture: beds, mirrors, a dresser, a low boy.  There are a few Arts and Crafts designs found in his design scrapbook.  Among the photographs are exterior views and two interior views of the house he built in Bronxville in 1908.  The Arts and Crafts influence is clearly seen in the interior views.  Other photos are of family members and other houses. 

 

Some magazines and books which were once part of Warner’s library comprise part of the collection.  Although some publications focused on antique furniture, others were about contemporary design, including pieces in the Art Deco style.  A collection of wood veneers, mostly of American walnut, is found.  As well, the collection includes pattern pieces for upholstering a wing chair and a collection of Photostats of tombstone rubbings, most of which feature a willow tree motif. 

 

In the 1980s or 1990s, David Cathers became interested in LaMont Warner.  He collected articles about the Arts and Crafts movement and Gustav Stickley and wrote an article about Warner which was published in Style 1900.  Copies of all those articles, plus some that seem to have been collected by Warner’s son-in-law Allan Knox are included in the collection.

           

 

ORGANIZATION

 

Letters and most photographs are in Box 1 (oversized photos are in Box 7).  Miscellaneous items and the article by Cathers are in Box 2.  Trade catalogs, magazines, and other publications, arranged alphabetically by title, are in Boxes 2-3 and 13-14, with some books sitting on the shelf (a list of these is at the end of this finding aid).  Box 4 contains Warner’s design scrapbook.  His diaries are in Boxes 5A-B, and his stamp collection and address books are in Box 6.  Box 7 houses oversized photographs and publications.  Box 8 contains the drawings for Warner’s textbook (which was never published).   Boxes 9a-b hold Japanese woodblock prints and assorted drawings.  Box 10 contains the Japanese fabric sample book.  Box 11 houses blueprints of furniture designs and a Chinese scroll.  Box 12 is a box in which some of the papers were housed.  Box 15 contains the wood veneers, and Box 16 the upholstery pattern pieces and tombstone rubbings. 

 

Books, periodicals, and trade catalogs are separately cataloged in WinterCat.

 

 

LANGUAGE OF MATERIALS

 

Most of the materials are in English.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

 

Collection is open to the public.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

 

 

PROVENANCE

           

Accession 02x5: Gift of H. Allan Knox, son-in-law of LaMont A. Warner.

Accession 06x35: purchased from Benjamin Katz.

Accession 07x84: gift of David Cathers.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

            People:

                        Stickley, Gustav, 1852-1942.

                        Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922.

                        Cathers, David M.

                        Knox, Victorine Warner, 1905-

 

Topics:

            Reformed Church (Bronxville, N.Y.).

                                            

            Arts and crafts movement – New York (State).

            House furnishings – Photographs.

            Interior decoration – Photographs.

            Living room furniture – Photographs.

            Dwellings – Photographs.

            Voyages and travels.

            Men – Diaries.

            Design.

            Furniture design.

            Postage stamps.

            Textile fabrics – Specimens.

            Textile fabrics – Sample books.

            Textile design – Japan.

            Wood-engraving – Japan.

            Prints, Japanese.

            Trade catalogs – Furniture – Mission style.

            Trade catalogs – Metal-work.

            Art deco.

            Paper dolls.

            Paper toys – 20th century.

            Bentwood furniture – Catalogs.

            Interior decoration – France – 20th century.

 

George, Lake, Region (N.Y.) – Social life and customs.

 

            Letters.

            Scrapbooks.

            Diaries.

            Photographs.  

            Drawings.

            Designers.

 

           

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

 

Location: 35 I 3-6, and 44 F 2

 

 

Box 1:

 

Folder 1:          Letters to LaMont Warner

 

Folder 2:          Letters to Emma Warner, 1907 [chiefly from LaMont, who was in Europe that summer]

 

Folder 3:          Letters to Emma Warner, 1909 [chiefly from LaMont, who was in Europe that summer]

 

Folder 4:          Letter to Victorine “Craftsman” Warner, 1905

 

Folde 5:           Photos of LaMont Warner, houses, miscellaneous

 

Folder 6:          Photos of Victorine Warner

 

Folder 7:          Negatives

 

Folder 8:          Prints of Warner farm and an Arts and Crafts style living room

 

Folder 9:          Sketches, unsigned but probably by LaMont Warner

 

Folder 10:        copy of a poem written by a nurse about LaMont Warner, Truro, England, 1962; also copies of some pages from his 1962 diary

                                    [Mr. Warner broke his hip in England and was in the hospital there.] 

 

 

Box 2:

 

Folder 1:          Notices of lecture and exhibits by LaMont Warner

 

Folder 2:          “Picture prices at old exhibition” – lists of pictures and prices, 1932-1983

 

Folder 3:          Postcards [without messages]

 

Folder 4:          Bills for European trips, 1907, 1909; expense book for 1909 trip (acc. 06x35.28)

 

Folder 5:          Miscellaneous notes

 

Folder 6:          Trade cards, business cards, calling cards

 

Folder 7:          Articles collected by LaMont Warner

 

Folder 8:          Articles about mission furniture and about Gustav Stickley, mostly dated 1980s [collected by H. Allan Knox?]

 

Folders 9-10:   Articles collected by David Cathers, about Warner

 

Folder 11:        “The Craftsman Designs of LaMont A. Warner,” by David Cathers

 

Folder 12:        Cabinet Work from The Craftsman Workshops.  Catalogue D.  Syracuse, N. Y.: Craftsman Workshops, n.d. [ca.1905]

 

Folder 13:        Canterbury Weavers, Past and Present.  London: The Press Printers, 1905.

                        [note: includes a separate price list, laid inside the pamphlet]

 

Folder 14:        Catalogue of Craftsman Furniture.  Syracuse, N. Y.: Craftsman Workshops, 1910.

                        [note: signed on front cover: LaMont A. Warner]

 

Folder 15:        The Caxton Brochures:

Wisdom of Chesterfield.  The Caxton Brochures, series A, no. 9.  Pittsfield, Mass.: The Caxton Society, n.d. [but between 1908 and 1917].

 

Poor Richard’s Almanack.  The Caxton Brochures, series A, no. 6.  Pittsfield, Mass.: The Caxton Society, [1908].

 

Folder 16:        Chips from the Workshop of Gustave [sic] Stickley.  Syracuse, NY:  Gustave Stickley, 1901.

 

Folder 17:        The Craftsman.  Vol. 1, no. 1, October 1901.  [issue is about William Morris]

 

 

Box 3:

 

Folder 1:          Rose, Arthur V.  Discovery of a Long Lost Art.  [Staffordshire: Royal Douton Factories, 1906?]

 

Folder 2:          “XVIII. Century Reproductions & Adaptations: Bedroom Furniture, Fabrics and Toilet Wares.”  London: Heal & Son, 1912.

 

Folder 3:          Gustave Stickley, The Craftsman.  New York: The Craftsman Workshops, n.d. [ca.1912]

 

Folder 4:          Handcraft Furnishings.  New York: The Furniture Shop [Oliver A. Olson], 1907.

                        [trade catalog]

 

Folder 5:          Hand-Wrought Metal Work in Wrought Iron, Hammered Copper and Brass.  Syracuse, N. Y.: Craftsman Workshops, n.d. [ca.1905]

                        [note: price list is laid inside the trade catalog]

 

Folder 6:          Strong, Sidney, preparer.  His Coming: The Story of the Coming of God Among Men.  Chicago: Hope Publishing Co., 1928.

 

Folder 7:          Warner, LaMont A.  An Historical Pageant of Lake George Given at Silver Bay, N.Y., Summer of 1927. Glens Falls, NY: Bullard Press, 1927.

 

Folder 8:          The Household Arts Review, vol. 2, no. 3 (April 1910).

                        [published by Household Arts Club, Teachers College, Columbia University]

 

Folder 9:          John Wanamaker, ad for Handcraft [Arts and Crafts style] furniture.

 

Folder 10:        Brown, Frank Chouteau.  Letters & Lettering: A Treatise with 200 Examples.  Boston: Bates & Guild Co., 1902.

[note: inscribed LaMont Warner; several examples of lettering are laid into the volume; the front cover and the text block are loose]

 

Folder 11:        Minnet Willow Furniture.  New York: Minnet & Co., 1917.

 

Folder 12:        The Mountains and the Mountain Shop.  Tryon, N.C.: Ralph C. Erskine Co., 1913.

 

Folder 13:        New Furniture from the Workshop of Gustave Stickley, Cabinetmaker.   No. 1.  Syracuse, N.Y.: Gustave Stickley, n.d., [1900].

 

Folder 14:        Greenberg, A. Benton.  The Orders of Architecture.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1915.

                        [note: inscribed on cover; LaMont A. Warner, [illegible] 1921]

 

Folder 15:        Reformed Church, Bronxville, NY:

Warner, LaMont A., compiler.  Historical Sketch of the Reformed Church at Bronxville, N. Y., organized 1850.  Bronxville: Consistory, 1933.

 

Manual of Reformed Church, Bronxville, N. Y. (organized 1850).  Bronxville: Consistory, 1917.

 

Folder 16:        Replicas of Old English Furniture.  London: Story & Triggs, n.d. [ca.1905-1910?]

                        [note: “Mr. Warner” is written on front cover]

 

Folder 17:        A Souvenir of Canterbury.  London: Lovering & Co., [ca.1905-1910?]

 

Folder 18:        Reisner, Christian.  Week-Day Prayers.  Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham, 1909.

[note: inscribed: To L. A. Warner with warm personal esteem, Christian Reisner, the author, New York, Oct. 31, 1919]

 

Folder 19:        The Work of L. & J.G. Stickley, Fayetteville, New York.

 [trade catalog, n.d., ca.1905]

           

 

 

Box 4:

 

Folder 1:          Design Scrapbook: Designs by LaMont A. Warner

 

Folder 2:          Design Scrapbook: American colonial

 

Folder 3:          Design Scrapbook: Empire French

 

Folder 4:          Design Scrapbook: English Renaissance, 16th century, Elizabethan, Jacobean

 

Folder 5:          Design Scrapbook: Jewelry

 

Folder 6:          Design Scrapbook: Latin American

 

Folder 7:          Design Scrapbook: Louis XVI

 

Folder 8:          Design Scrapbook: Metalwork

 

Folder 9:          Design Scrapbook: Modern American

 

Folder 10:        Design Scrapbook: Modern England

 

Folder 11:        Design Scrapbook: Modern French

 

Folder 12:        Design Scrapbook: Modern German and Austrian

 

Folder 13:        Design Scrapbook: Modern Scotch [i.e. Scottish]

 

Folder 14:        Design Scrapbook: [mostly Adam and Hepplewhite]

 

Folder 15:        Design Scrapbook: [Rugs]

 

Folder 16:        Japanese prints: reproductions

 

 

Boxes 5A-B: Diaries

 

Diaries: 1902

             1911

             1913-1914

             1916

             1918-1938

             1940-1968

 

coin purse [empty]

                       

 

Box 6: Address Books and Stamps collected by LaMont Warner

 

four address books; U.S. and foreign postage stamps; Christmas seals and other stickers

 

 

Box 7:

 

Folder 1:          Exterior photo and two interior photos (living room and stair hall, showing part of dining room) of the Warner house at 95 Sagamore Rd., Bronxville, NY

 

Folder 2:          Products in Pictures Relating to Interior Design and Decoration, vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1938) (acc. 07x84)

 

“Directions for Making a Japanese House.”  (New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, n.d.)  A paper house with two paper dolls.  (acc. 07x84)

 

Gebruder Thonet [Thonet Brothers].  Catalog No. 23 [of bentwood furniture, antique reproductions, and upholstered furniture].  New York, no date [probably 1920s].

 

House Beautiful.  January 1923.  (acc. 07x84)

 

Innen Dekoration. Vol. 19, April issue, 1908.  [published in Darmstadt]

 

Jacob & Josef Kohn and Mundus, Inc..  Bentwood Furniture and Tables, also Upholstered Furntiure.  Catalog no. 22.  New York: The Company, n.d.

                        [note: inscribed L.A. Warner]

 

“Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration.”  The Studio, special summer number, 1901.

 

Pantheon, The Circerone. (Includes English translation of part of text).  August 1931.  (acc. 07x84)

 

 

 

Box 8:

 

Folder 1a:        Brocade samples (Chinese or Japanese patterns)

 

Folder 1b:        fabric samples (acc. 07x84)

 

Folder 2:          Drawings for text book, Design in Line, Notan, and Color for Students and Teachers of Household Arts, House Decoration and Fine Arts, by LaMont A. Warner: book cover; title page; design and signature for end of book; unnumbered designs [mostly chairs in different styles]

 

Folder 3:          Drawings for text book: figures 3-6; 7-14; 15-20; 21-26

 

Folder 4:          Drawings for text book: figures 27-28; 29-32; 33 and 36 [on the same sheet]; 34-35; 37-39

 

Folder 5:          Drawings for text book: figures 40-42; 43; 44; 45-46 and 49-52 [on same sheet]

 

Folder 6:          Drawings for text book: figures 47-48; 53-55; 62-65; 66-68

 

Folder 7:          Drawings for text book: figures 75-81; 82-83; 84-86; 87-88

 

Folder 8:          sample papers and mats

 

 

Box 9A:

 

Folder 1:          Miscellaneous artwork (acc. no. 02x5.1-.4)

 

Folder 2:          Drawings by LaMont Warner, 1897 (acc. no. 02x5.5-.17)

 

Folder 3:          Japanese drawings, some by children (the ages are noted on the drawings) (acc. no. 02x5.18-.28)

 

Folder 4:          Japanese and Chinese prints: reproductions (acc. no. 02x5.77-.89a-j, .89l [for .89k, see Box 9B, folder 31)

 

Folders 5-22:   Japanese woodblock prints by Hiroshige II (also listed as Ryusho) and Toyokuni III, also some unknown artists, all identified on folders (for full description, see separate list appended to this finding aid) (acc. no. 02x5.29-.46).  Many of the prints by Hiroshige II and Toyokuni III are from their series “Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo.”

 

                        02x5.29           book page with text and black and white image

                        02x5.30-.34     Hiroshige II and Toyokuni III, “Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo.”

                        02x5.35           Ryusho (Hiroshige II), title not translated

                        02x5.36-45      Hiroshige II and Toyokuni III, “Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo.”

                        02x5.46           unknown artist, book page with text and black and white image

 

 

Box 9B:

 

Folders 1-21:   Japanese woodblock prints by various artists, including Hokushu, Kunisada, Toyokuni III, Kuniyasu, Toyokuni (b.1769), Hiroshige II, Hirokuni, and unknown artists, all identified on folders (for full description, see separate list appended to this finding aid) (acc. no. 02x5.47-.67)

 

                        02x5.47           Hokushu, actor Ichikawa Danjuro

                        02x5.48           Hokushu, actor Nakamura(?)

                        02x5.49           Kunisada and Toyokuni III, an actor

                        02x5.50           Kuniyasu, kabuki actors

                        02x5.51           Toyokuni, an actor

                        02x5.52           Toyokuni III, kabuki play

                        02x5.53           Toyokuni III, Seven Gods of Happiness

                        02x5.54           Toyokuni III, an actor

                        02x5.55-.56     Toyokuni III, interior scenes

                        02x5.57           Toyokuni III, an actor

                        02x5.58-.59     unknown artists, book pages with text and images

                        02x5.60-.64     Hiroshige II and Toyokuni III, “Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo.”      

                        02x5.65           Kunisada/Toyokuni III, no. 17 of One Hundred Poets

                        02x5.66           Hirokuni, a drawing, not a woodblock print

                        02x5.67           Sogo Matsumoto, “The Making of Color Prints”

           

Folders 22-23: Japanese paper with writing, but no pictures (acc. 02x5.68-.69)

 

Folders 24-31: Japanese woodblock prints by various artists, including Hiroshige I, Hiroshige II, Toyokuni III, and Tsuchuya Rakuzan, all identified on folders (for full description, see separate list appended to this finding aid) (acc. no. 02x5.70-76, .89k)         

 

02x5.70           Hiroshige I, “Thirteen Famous Views”

02x5.71-76      Hiroshige II and Toyokuni III, “Thirty-six Views of the Pride of Edo.”

02x5.89k         Tsuchuya Rakuzan, no title (goldfish and weeds with minnows)

 

Box 10:

 

Japanese design and fabric sample book, dated 1842, with black and white drawings and woven samples of fabric.  (acc. no. 02x5.90)

 

Written on the flyleaf (both front and back) is the name Arthur W. Dow.  He had traveled to Japan in 1903 and may have brought this book back with him.  At some point, LaMont Warner (whose name also appears in the volume) acquired this from Dow, who was both his former teacher at Pratt Institute and his department head at Teachers College.

 

 

Box 11A: scroll

 

Chinese painting mounted on a scroll (acc. no. 02x5.91)

 

 

Box 11B: Blueprints

 

Early American drop leaf table, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.92)

 

Early American chiffonier, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.93)

 

Early American dresser, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.94)

 

Early American low boy, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.95)

 

Early American shaving mirror and regular mirror, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.96)

 

Two Early American beds, 1925 (acc. no. 02x5.97)

 

Early American night stand (acc. no. 02x5.98)

 

Early American toilet table (acc. no. 02x5.99)

 

 

Box 12:           Decorated box which held some of the papers in acc. 02x5

 

 

Box 13: magazines

 

Good Furniture and Decoration (acc. 07x84)           

1929, July

            1930, January-February, April-June, August-September, November-December

            1931, January-February

 

 

Box 14: magazines and pamphlets

 

Good Furniture and Decoration (acc. 07x84)

            1931, March-April, June-September

 

Interior Architecture & Decoration, Combined with Good Furniture and Decoration (acc. 07x84)

            1931, October-December

 

Innenräume (Stuggart: Fr. Wedekind & Co., 1928.) (acc. 07x84)

 

Modern Type Styles (American Type Founders Co., n.d., 1928) (acc. 07x84)

 

“L’abeillée,” meubles et creations de Charles Dudouty (pamphlet) (acc. 07x84)

 

Farley, Elsie Sloan.  “Beautiful Windows”  (New York: Columbia Mills, 1923) (acc. 07x84)

 

Devoe & Raynolds Co., Inc.  “Pigments Used for Artists’ Oil Colors” (New York: The Company, 1920) (acc. 07x84)

 

“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright” (New York: The Museum, 1960) (acc. 07x84)

           

 

 

Box 15: wood veneers (acc. 07x84)

 

22 samples of wood veneers, mostly American walnut; some samples are not labeled;

 

Letter from Pickrel Walnut Company, 1933, enclosing two samples of walnut veneer

 

 

Box 16:

 

Brown paper pattern pieces for upholstery for wing chair (acc. 07x84)

 

Photostats of tombstone rubbings, mostly featuring willow trees (acc. 07x84)

 

 

Publications on shelf:

 

Art and Industry in Education.  New York: Arts and Crafts Club, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1913.

            [note: includes an article by Warner, “Good Furniture”]

 

Dow, Arthur Wesley.  Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers.  12th ed.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1924.

            [note: inscribed LaMont A. Warner; includes a card reading “Good wishes from the Dows and old Ipswich;”  several items are laid into the volume; a drawing on p. 54 is signed Warner]

 

Charles C. J.   Elizabethan Interiors.  London: George Newnes, and New York: F. Greenfield, [1911]. 

Inscribed: LaMont A. Warner, compliments of the author C. J. Charles.  (acc. 07x84)

 

Follot, Pual.  Interieurs Francais au Salon des Artistes Decorateurs, Pairs, 1927.  Paris: Eugene Moreau jeune, 1927.  (acc. 07x84)

 

Gray, Stephen, ed.  The Mission Furniture of L & J.G. Stickley.  Revised edition.  New York: Turn of the Century Editions, 1989.

 

Kahle, Katharine Morrison.  Modern French Decoration.  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1930.

            [note: inscribed: LaMont A. Warner, April/1930]

 

Nye, Alvan Crocker.  Furniture Designing and Draughting: Notes on the Elementary Forms, Methods of Construction and Dimensions of Common Articles of Furniture.  New York: William T. Comstock, 1900.

            [note: inscribed: LaMont A. Warner; a note with Japanese or Chinese characters is laid into the volume]

 

Les Sièges des Palais et Musées Nationaux du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, …XVI, XVII, XVIII Siécles et Premier Empire.  Paris: Librarie d’Art Décoratif, n.d. 

[portfolio containing plates, in various series, mostly depicting chairs, but a few other furniture forms as well; many plates are missing]  (acc. 07x84)

Includes the following series and plates.  

Sieges et petits meubles anciens des XVIIe, XVIII siècles et empire, plates 1-2, 38-39, 70-71, 73.

Sieges Louis XVI, Directoire et 1er Empire, 7e serie, 2e partie, plates 53, 57, 64.

Sieges des palais, Ire serie, plates 52, 69, 74, 78, 92, 98.

Sieges des Musees Nationaux, plates 14, 20-23, 34.

Lits, sieges anciens, series 6e, plates 23, 30, 38.

Le Chateau de la Malmaison, plates 91-92, 95-96.

Sieges anciens, plates 17, 22, 27, 35.

Sieges anciens ou copies de l’ancien, 7e serie, plates 15, 30, 34, 36.

Sieges et petits meubles de salons anciens ou imites de l’ancien, plates 77-78.

unnamed series, plates 82, 88-90, 134, 154.

 

Wagner, Charles.  The Simple Life.  Translated from the French by Mary Louise Hendee, with an introduction and biographical sketch by Grace King.  New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904.