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A Grouping of Three Mock-ups for Woodworking Design Books. .United Kingdom.c1890
A Grouping of Three Mock-ups for Woodworking Design Books. .United Kingdom.c1890

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Price: $325.00

Product Code: 29016880

A collection of three woodworking design books featuring pen and ink stencils and applied cuts for layouts. Each of the covers of the books have titles pasted onto them. The titles are: Original Designs Book, Designs for Woodcrafting, and Designs for Chip Carving. The 'Design for Chip Carving' book appears to have a souvenir blank notebook published by the art department of 'Pure Boots Drug Company' that was then repurposed. The Chip Carving book  also features both pasted in printed applied cuts and pen and ink stencils. The stencils are hand drawn of a variety of different filigree - mainly with floral elements- and animals. There are three animal stencils, the first is a flock of birds, the second has dragon flies and goldfish, and the third images features two owls sitting on a branch with two bats flying around the moon. The printed applied cuts feature more traditional geometric designs, as well as some floral designs. These designs were for picture frames, mirrors, brushes, furniture, shelves, and various boxes (ex. cigar box). Two of the books are completely filled, one, Chip Carving, is half filled. Measures 11" x 8 1/2" (largest), 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" (smallest).  The two smaller books have 24 pp each and the larger about 40pp. To view the items, please click on the following link: .