One small folder containing 31 designs, as well as 142 loose items, which have been catalogued as if they were in their own distinct folder. British architecture, furniture, and decorative arts in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a revival of styles and forms from the Jacobean period of the 17th century. British art, architecture, furniture and decorative arts of this style and period can be referred to as Jacobean Revival. Jacobean Revival architecture and decorative motifs were also mixed with Elizabethan Revival and Queen Anne styles. 'Old English' refers to the style of English domestic architecture, furniture and decorative arts in the second half of the nineteenth century and characterised by the use of traditional English materials, forms and ornamentation. Although titled 'Jacobean and Old English', the drawer also contains many miscellaneous designs, perhaps due to being incorrectly filed. Includes designs by, amongst others, Forrer, Brochot, Libert, Lewis and Comte. Most of the designs feature letters and numbers in the form 'SK/E/B 787' accompanied by a coloured sticky dot, which perhaps refers to a more recently added indexing system. Those designs that carry a number written in red ink, or the letters B.L. or B.G. (meaning 'bought in London' or 'bought in Glasgow') followed by a number, can potentially be cross referenced with STOD/201/1/8/1 'Templeton Register of Designs Brought - Sketches 1897-1915 (1925)'.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.