Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Jacobean and Old English

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Descriptions completed by Michelle Kaye, Project Assistant, November 2010.

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