List of Westing, Evans & Egmore furniture and furnishings

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This list (which is being gradually transcribed) comes from the "Estimate for Special Furniture and Furnishings, Schedule A, of English Design" prepared for Paul Cret, architect, and Alexander Trowbridge, consulting architect, on 28 March 1931. Additional details can be found in the Curatorial files in the "Folger Furniture and Furnishings" and the Folger Archives.

Basement

Lounge B-17

Description from Schedule A Current disposition Notes Image
1 sofa $400
1 table $250
4 easy chairs @ $250 = $1000
4 side chairs @ $75 = $300
Telephone table $80
1 table lamp $75
Ash stands, etc. $75
1 rug $364.11

Main Floor

Entrance Hall C-10

Info to come

Retiring Room C-1

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Exhibition Room C-15

Known generally as "The Great Hall"

Description from Schedule A Current disposition Notes Image
4 benches with cushions @ $250 = $1000 Great Hall Cushions replaced (multiple times, presumably) Image here
8 fine formal high back chairs @ $250 Unknown Distinguished from other high-back chairs by the curved arms and angled legs Image here

Entrance Hall C-19

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Office C-25

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Librarian C-20

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Assistant Librarian C-30

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Ante Room C-36

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Catalogue Room C-43

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Reading Room C-49

Description from Schedule A Current disposition Notes Image
1 large center table 26' x 5 ' $1800 Paster Reading Room Modified ca. 2006 to separate into moveable pieces
4 smaller tables 8' x 3'6" @ $335 = $1340
14 high back arm chairs, covered in tapestry @ $175 = $2450
16 arm chairs covered in English hide @ $145 = $2320
2 octagonal tables by fireplace @ $75 = $150
4 small light tables at corners of room @ $77 = $308
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Alcove C-50

Description from Schedule A Current disposition Notes Image
1 table 8 x 3'6" $285
1 oak desk carved and inlaid with box and ebony, panelled on three sides, $743 Researcher Registration Office Heavily damaged (e.g., some knobs broken off) Image
2 arm chairs in English hide @ $145 = $580
1 desk chair $122
1 desk lamp $100
1 set of desk furnishings $50
2 table lamps $308

Alcove C-52

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Alcove C-55

Description from Schedule A Current disposition Notes Image
1 table 8' x 3'6"
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More to come