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Armchair

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Designer:
Elinor S. McGuire
Manufacturer:
McGuire co., American
Medium:
rattan with rawhide bindings, double caning, velvet upholstery
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Armchair
Date:
1965
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
This double caned armchair was inspired by the classic French upholstered Bergére. The chair's legs taper inwards and are supported by a rounded front stretcher. Brownish-red velvet upholstery covers the seat. The caned seat back and sides are contigious with the crest rail and arm rests.
Accession Number:
1971-14-1-a,b
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Armchair, Rattan, Metal,

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Office of:
Donald Deskey, American, 1894–1989
Medium:
graphite, red color pencil Support: tracing paper
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Place:
USA
Made in:
USA
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Scale: 1" = 1'
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-271
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The bamboo and rattan cottage industry in Sri Lanka : livelihoods in danger / Neela de Zoysa & K. Vivekanandan ; illustrations by K.D. Lakshman

Author:
Zoysa, Neela de
Vivekanandan, K
Physical description:
v, 63 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1991
Topic:
Bamboo furniture
Rattan furniture industry
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Cane and raffia work / P.O. Nsugbe

Author:
Nsugbe, Philip O
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ikot Ekpene
Date:
1962
Topic:
Ibibio raffiawork
Rattan furniture
Ibibio rattan furniture
Raffia work
Call number:
DT515.A1 N68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

CANE & WOOD SEAT CHAIRS: REED & RATTAN FURNITURE CATALOG NO. 6

Author:
HEYWOOD BROS. & WAKEFIELD CO
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1909
Notes:
Trade literature.
Topic:
Chairs
Call number:
002242
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Catalog of..

Author:
Deutsch, Inc
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1976
Notes:
Trade literature.
Topic:
Rattan furniture
Call number:
40611
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Catalogue and price-list of rattan and reed furniture manufactured by Wakefield Rattan Company

Rattan and reed furniture manufactured by Wakefield Rattan Company
Author:
Wakefield Rattan Company
Subject:
Wakefield Rattan Company
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
190u
[190-?]
Notes:
Trade literature.
Cover title.
Topic:
Rattan furniture
Furniture
Chairs
Cribs (Children's furniture)
Call number:
052408
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Chair with Angle Rattan

Designer:
Alfons Bach, German, 1904–1999
Medium:
Graphite on cream tracing paper
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1940s
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Side chair with caning back and angled corners.
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfons and Anita S. Bach
Accession Number:
1998-71-80
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Chair with Rattan

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Designer:
Alfons Bach, German, 1904–1999
Medium:
Graphite on cream tracing paper
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1940s
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Side chair with cane back and straight legs.
Credit Line:
Gift of Alfons and Anita S. Bach
Accession Number:
1998-71-79
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Chair, Arm

Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
wood and rattan
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Miss Betty Beale
Object number:
1967.78.3
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chairs (series), 1818-1900

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
.66 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Advertisements
Business cards
Catalogs
Circulars
Correspondence
Invoices
Patents
Postcards
Price lists
Receipts
Date:
1818
1900
1818-1900
Summary:
Consists of materials from manufacturers and distributors of chairs produced in the United States, including rockers, ornamental chairs, lawn furniture, and chairs for schools, opera houses, assemblies, and churches. Many of the chairs are made of cane, wood, leather, tapestry or rattan. Materials include correspondence, invoices and receipts, postcards, illustrated catalogs, price lists, advertisements, images, patents and trademarks, circulars and business cards, circa 1818-1900.
Cite as:
Chairs series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Chairs
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Classic wicker furniture : the complete 1898-1899 illustrated catalog / Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company

Author:
Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company
Subject:
Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company Catalogs
Physical description:
106 p. : all ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Notes:
Originally published: Reed & rattan furniture : Gardner?, Mass., Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Co., 1898-1899.
Topic:
Wicker furniture
Call number:
TS887 .H48 1982X
TS887.H48 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Craft traditions of the world : locally made, globally inspiring / Bryan and Polly Sentance

Author:
Sentance, Bryan
Sentance, Polly
Physical description:
240 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
Contents:
The sultan who became a weaver -- North America. Marine ivory ; Totem poles ; Horns, quills, and claws ; Shaker boxes ; Patchwork quilts ; Rustic furniture ; American folk art ; Plains bead appliqué ; Rawhide and buckskin ; Pueblo pottery ; Navajo pottery ; Coiled baskets in the Southwest ; Mexican painted ceramics ; Hojalata : tincraft -- Central and South America. Alfombras : Guatemalan flower carpets ; Molas : appliqué of the San Blas Islands ; Modelled foodstuff ; Filigree ; Gourd carving ; Appliqué pictures ; Knitted hats ; The backstrap loom ; Vegetable ivory ; Amazonian pottery ; Seeds, beans, and nuts ; Ponchos ; Shigras and mochilas --Europe. Painted furniture ; Frame baskets ; Birch-bark containers ; Irish lace ; The forge ; Working with stone ; Willow basketry ; Slip-trailed pottery ; Plasterwork ; Wooden toys and festive figures ; Blown glass ; Maiolica ; Glass beads ; Polish paper-cuts ; Painted Easter eggs ; Chip-carved spoons ; Khokhloma ware ; Embroidered costume -- Africa. Berber rugs ; Hands and crosses ; Tuareg leatherwork ; Fulani hats ; Calabashes ; Appliqué banners and flags ; Kente cloth ; Woodcarving ; Masks ; Indigo ; Hausa and Nupe embroidery ; Kuba raphia cloth ; Tutsi basketry ; Maasai beadwork ; Zulu beer pots ; Shona stone carving ; Recycled metal -- Asia. Inlay and marquetry ; Kilims ; Metal beating ; Persian carpets ; Weft wrapping ; The jewelry of Turkestan ; Felt ; Embroidery on the Silk Road ; Woodcarving in the Hindu Kush ; Papier mâché ; Tibetan tiger rugs ; Metal casting ; Lacquer ; Tied and stitched resist dyeing ; Ikat ; Rush shoes ; Stoneware pottery ; Mingei : Japanese folk art ; Painted and gilded wood ; Batik ; Bamboo and rattan baskets -- Australasia and Oceania. Aboriginal art ; Bilums : bags from New Guinea ; Shellwork ; Palm frond baskets ; Barkcloth ; Maori pendants ; Te whare runanga
Topic:
Handicraft
Handicraft--History
Call number:
TT15 .S46 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Diary, 1937

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Alternate Title:
Diary: Far East Trip, January 12, 1937 - September 27, 1937
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Japan
Indonesia
Sumatra
India
Thailand
India
Sudan
Egypt
China
Southeast Asia
Malaysia
Date Range:
1937
Start Date:
1937
End Date:
1937
Abstract:
William and Lucile Mann travel with the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies in 1937. William Mann collects a birds, animals and reptiles, a list and quantity of which is recorded at the end of the diary. While traveling, they meet with local officials, visit pertinent local institutions (zoos, etc). The diary is a typed account kept by Lucile Mann, arranged by date, and provides location changes; descriptions of daily activities; explanations of collecting efforts; issues with securing, caring for, and transporting them; and observations. Some specimens were collected, others purchased from collectors or governments. Lucile includes notes of interest handwritten on the backside of the typed pages. These include short stories, word definitions, and additional descriptions of events.
Topic:
Zoology
Zoos
Wild animal collecting
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
Access Information:
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
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Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Diary, 1940

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Alternate Title:
Diary: Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940 (February 15 - August 8, 1940)
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Liberia
United Kingdom
France
Switzerland
Germany
Holland
Belgium
Belle Yella
Kakata
Grand Cape Mount
Monrovia
Bindaja
Date Range:
1940
Start Date:
19400215
End Date:
19400808
Abstract:
The first part of the diary is organized by subject and describes the Liberian political system and marital law; the second part is arranged by date and covers the conditions of their travel, the plantations visited, lists of specimens collected (page 39), interactions with native population, and negotiations for permission to collect in vicinity of various villages. Collecting occurred in the areas surrounding: Belle Yella, Kakata, Cape Mount, Monrovia, and Bindaja, Libera. Collections included live animals as well as alcoholic and dried specimens for the National Museum of Natural History. Diary includes list of vocabulary in Mano language relating to local Snake Society initiation. Accompanying the diary is a 3 page letter to "Campbell c/o R.H. Weesner Jr" detailing conditions of zoos in United Kingdom, France, Switzerland,Holland, and Belgium, specifically noting damage from the on-going war.
Topic:
Zoos
Zoology
Wild animal collecting
Kpelle (African people)
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
See more records associated with this person:
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary 1906-1913

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Creator:
Swanton, John Reed
Sylestine, Harden
Physical description:
5400 cards
4 boxes
Culture:
Alibamu
Koasati Indians
Alabama Indians
Indians of North America Southern States
Type:
Dictionaries
Collection descriptions
Date:
1906-1913
Notes:
The note by Swanton preceding Alabama-English section reads? "The material marked (H) was furnished by an Alabama Indian, Harden Sylestine, who translated in his own way. His translation is usually preserved lest a mistake be made in altering; the material is to be corrected later. This includes all of my Alabama material except 12 pages of text by native informants and a vocabulary which for the most part duplicates what has been given."
Summary:
Alabama-English, 2433 typed cards in 2 boxes; English-Alabama, approximately 3000 typed and autograph A. cards in 2 boxes. Includes terms written in pencil and marked "(K)," which may be terms in Koasati. Informants are Harden Sylestine and others.
Swanton's arrangement of the Alabama-English section is generally alphabetical, with many terms grouped together by stesm. The cards have been stamped with consecutive numbers 1-2433, and Swanton's order has been preserved. Cards that had been clipped together now have a second number, beginning with 1 for the first in a clipped group (e.g., if cards 25-27 were found clipped together, they would now be numbered 25-1, 26-2, 27-3).
The Alabama-English section (with sequentially numbered cards) contains utterances identifiable by a following number in parentheses. If the number does not begin with zero, apparently if refers to Swanton's page numbers in his rough field notes (M 4151 "second set"). Numbers beginning with zero seem to refer to the"first set," MS 4151-- Karen Lupardus, August 18, 1978.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2435, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 2435
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Fabrique de meubles en rotin

Meubles en rotin
Author:
A. Denis (Firm)
Subject:
A. Denis (Firm)
Physical description:
11 p. : ill. ; 16 x 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
France
Date:
1910
1919
[191-?]
Notes:
Trade literature.
Topic:
Rattan furniture
Wicker furniture
Call number:
051464
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Fijian, the bold new look in rattan

Author:
Deutsch, Inc
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
Nd
Notes:
Trade literature.
Topic:
Rattan furniture
Call number:
40610
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Francis M. Mair Papers, ca. 1938-1990

Creator:
Mair, Francis M (commercial artist) 1916-1991
Donor:
Mair, LaVeda
Subject:
Landor, Walter
United States. Naval Training School
Landor Associates
Physical description:
56 cu. ft.: 97 boxes
Type:
Labels
Collection descriptions
Fruit crate labels
Beverage labels
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1938
1938-1990
ca 1938-1990
1940-1990
20th century
Notes:
Artist and designer. B.F.A. in Painting, University of Illinois School Of Design in Chicago, 1938). Joined the Navy in 1938, designed visual aids for the Naval Training School in Chicago. Joined Landor Associates, San Francisco, 1949 and worked for 40 years, retiring in 1989. At Landor, he specialized in packaging and labeling beverages; also director of the Landor's Museum of Packaging History, which shared quarters with Landor Associates on the Ferryboat Klamath. Throughout his career, Mair took on diverse freelance projects, such as the Suva line of rattan furniture and decorative objects for Decorative Imports. Published articles in Advertising Age, Industrial Design, Advertising Techniques, and Wines and Vines. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks, and is often humorous or erotic.
Summary:
The collection consists largely of client files and artwork from Mair's years with Landor Associates and his freelance design work. Mair's specialty was the design of beverage containers, labels, and packaging, and there is a significant body of material produced for West Coast and national breweries and wineries. Mair also managed Landor's Museum of Packaging Antiquities, and there are several boxes of the Museum's administrative files. Of particular interest is Mair's large collection of historical and contemporary wine, liquor, and fruit crate labels (both foreign and domestic). The labels seem to have served as an inspiration and a record of his work, as well as documentation of historical packaging for the Museum. Mair's freelance clients were diverse, though most of them were small businesses and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to food and beverage labels, these commissions included posters, promotional materials, letterhead and personal announcements, invitations, and cards. Lastly, the collection includes personal artwork and records of entrepreneurial projects (such as the Flexigon, a flexible geometric toy).
Cite as:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair
Topic:
Labels--Alcoholic beverages
Labels--Crates--Fruit
Wit and humor in advertising
Wit and humor
Toys
Erotica
Commercial art
Advertising
Liquors--Advertising
Beverages--Advertising
Design, Industrial
Packaging
Nudes
Graphic design
Rattan furniture
Nudity
Wine labels
Local number:
1996.3024 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

G.W.H. Frederick, Catalogue of Rattan, Reed, and Willow Ware

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Physical description:
1 item
Type:
Advertising
Notes:
In Furniture series, Box 3, Folder Frederick, G.W.H.
Summary:
A furniture catalog, 36 pages of illustrations of rattan, reed, and willow furniture
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Furniture
Local number:
AC0060-0001060.tif (AC Scan No. Cover)
AC0060-0001061.tif (AC Scan No. Page 26)
92-1991 (OPPS Neg. of pg. 26)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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