By Not Stated
London   Arthur H. Lee & Sons
9" by 13.5"
A very scarce portfolio published by the Arthur H. Lee & Sons tapestry company, which provides information on how to match appropriate fabrics to period furniture, with over ten cards to each of the sections, most of which are illustrated.
By Not Stated

1927-34 The Period Guide to Fabrics in Relation to Furniture

London   Arthur H. Lee & Sons
9" by 13.5"
A very scarce portfolio published by the Arthur H. Lee & Sons tapestry company, which provides information on how to match appropriate fabrics to period furniture, with over ten cards to each of the sections, most of which are illustrated.
£140.00
: 3kgs / : 820D7

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Description

Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Very scarce.

With a signed telegram letter signed by the publisher, which gives more details on the formation of this work. The letter explains that the last supplement to this guide was sent out in March 1934, and is signed by Christopher A. Lee of Arthur H. Lee & Sons Ltd. 

Illustrated with various in-text illustrations, some of which are in colour, to each of the cards within the portfolio. 

This is a wonderful portofolio guide, titled 'The Period Guide to Fabrics in Relation to Furniture', which was written and published by the well-respected Arthur H. Lee & Sons tapestry company. This work was initially written to 'assist the collector, and all who are interested in English furniture and decoration, in the choice of suitable fabrics'.

This portfolio consists of sets of cards for different types of wood, ranging from Early Oak to Satinwood, with information on how to study and choose the best fabric for furniture, furniture trimmings, and window draperies. Sections for this portfolio were issued through subscription, with the 'Period Guide' fully completed in 1934. 

The Early Oak section includes a foreword card, a folding key chart, and eleven other cards.
The Oak section includes fifteen cards. 
The Walnut section includes fifteen cards.
The Mahogany pocket includes fifteen cards. 
The Satin Wood pocket includes fifteen cards. 
The Sundries pocket includes six cards.

Arthur H. Lee & Sons was a tapestry company which opened in Birkenhead in 1908 and closed in 1970. The tapestries that they produced were exported all over the world and furnished many luxury liners including the 'Queen Mary'. Arthur H. Lee and his sons developed very innovative methods for weaving, including a printing process which used power jacquard looms. 

Undated, so dated from a copy held at the British Library, as well as the dated letter from the publisher. 

With an ink inscription to the portfolio flap belonging to Marshall Bannister.

Collated, complete.

Condition

In the publisher's original paper covered portfolio. Externally, very smart. Edgewear and chipping particularly to the portfolio flap, and a few marks. Closed tear along the edge of the portfolio flap. Fading due to wear on both sides of the portfolio. Ink inscription to the reverse of the portfolio flap. Internally, excellent. Cards are firmly held within each section of the portfolio. Cards are very bright and clean.

Very Good Indeed

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