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Englert"; [Gottlieb Buehler & Co.]
[Gottlieb Buehler & Co., Allentown, Pennsylvania; Portfolio of Parlor Furniture Drawings, 1914-1923]
[Allentown, Pennsylvania], 1914-1923]. [228]ff. Portfolio of 228 original pen and ink and pencil drawings, a few of the former with color wash. Undated letter fragment laid in, referring to furniture "sketches" and "parlor frames." Housed in a modern portfolio with cloth spine, printed marbled boards with leather label, cloth flap enclosures, and ribbon tie. Some drawings with small edge tears, brief wear, or creases; overall, very good with fresh, clean images. Portfolio of just over 225 original drawings of parlor furniture and furniture suites made for furniture frame makers Gottlieb Buehler & Co. of Allentown, Pennsylvania. The cache of drawings spans the years 1914 to 1923 and documents a wide variety of seating furniture and upholstery styles for the most public of spaces of domestic life. All of the drawings appear to have made by the same artist who, in almost every instance signs his or her name "Englert." The drawings exclusively depict seating furniture: settees, sofas, arm chairs, side chairs, "club" chairs, corner chairs, daybeds, benches, and rocking chairs. The portfolio includes both two and three-seat settees and sofas, the latter including chesterfields with high padded sides and tufted upholstery. Much of the furniture is "heavy" in design with wide arms, stout legs, and well-padded upholstery and with busy, carved wooden details. The First World War-era seating furniture evokes such design revival styles as Jacobean, Queen Anne, Chippendale and Sheraton. Well over a third of the drawings (37%) depict suites of furniture. For example one might see a th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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