Roberts' Illustrated Millwork Catalog: A Sourcebook of Turn-of-the-century Architectural Woodwork

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Courier Corporation, 1903 - Crafts & Hobbies - 443 pages
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When E. L. Roberts & Co. — a Chicago-based wholesale manufacturer of architectural woodwork — issued a catalog of its millwork products in 1903, the firm boasted that the publication included "more novel and useful features … than any sash and door catalogue yet published," and that it was a book designed to satisfy "critical buyers who demand stylish and tasteful goods."
This volume, reproduced directly from a rare turn-of-the-century Roberts catalog, displays a vast assortment of finely crafted products — from window blinds, brackets, china closets, church fittings, doors, frames, gable finishes, linen closets, moldings, and office furniture to parquet floors, sashes, shingles, side boards, side lights, store fronts, wainscoting, and windows.
Nearly 300 sharply defined line drawings and photographs also provide detailed close-ups of exquisitely carved rosettes, head blocks, grilles, arches, and other decorative accents. Included in these illustrations are superb views of late-Victorian interiors finished with ornately carved balusters and newel posts, paneled walls, exquisite filigree, lovely stained glass windows, and magnificent fireplace mantels.
Here's a practical source of plans and ideas for architects, students of architectural history, carpentry enthusiasts, preservationists, restorationists, and anyone interested in the interior design and furnishings of a bygone era.

 

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Contents

Section 1
71
Section 2
106
Section 3
150
Section 4
151
Section 5
153
Section 6
154
Section 7
158
Section 8
159
Section 12
163
Section 13
219
Section 14
221
Section 15
222
Section 16
223
Section 17
277
Section 18
318
Section 19
61

Section 9
160
Section 10
161
Section 11
162
Section 20
65
Section 21
74

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