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Design - Cowtan wallpaper order book

Cowtan wallpaper order book

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    June 1830 to August 1836 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cowtan & Son (suppliers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Book containing cuttings of wallpapers and other materials; bound in vellum

  • Museum number:

    E.1863-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf A, box 2

Physical description

One of twenty-four order books, containing cuttings of wallpapers and other materials for interior decoration; Bound in vellum.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

June 1830 to August 1836 (made)

Artist/maker

Cowtan & Son (suppliers)

Materials and Techniques

Book containing cuttings of wallpapers and other materials; bound in vellum

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm average size of each volume, Width: 25.4 cm average size of each volume

Object history note

Sold by Cowtan & Sons Ltd, formerly of Oxford Street, London.
Given by Mr A. L. Cowtan in memory of his father, Arthur Barnard Cowtan, OBE.

Descriptive line

One of twenty-four order books (E.1862 to 1885-1946), containing cuttings of wallpapers and other materials for interior decoration; Bound in vellum; Sold by Cowtan & Sons Ltd; England; 1824-1938.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.

Materials

Paper; Vellum

Techniques

Bookbinding

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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