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About this collection

 

The firm A. and H. Lejambre was initially begun by John Peter Alphonse Lejambre in Philadelphia in the 1820s. After his death, his wife Anna continued the firm and in 1865 entered into partnership with her son-in-law Henri Lejambre.  After her death in 1878, and Henri and other family members continued the business until about 1907. It began as an upholstery shop, expanded into selling furniture, draperies, and carpets, and eventually added furniture design and making to the services offered.

 

The collection consists of thirty-nine watercolor and pencil large format drawings of window draperies, interiors, and furniture. The majority of drawings are color and pencil designs for window curtains and draperies with architectural details for cornices. Furniture drawings include designs for sideboards, buffets, pier mirrors, and mirror frames, as well as drawings of fireplaces, with mantels and over-mantels, paneled walls, and book cases. All designs include heavy carving in a number of late Victorian and French styles. Interior views include wallpapers, architectural details of moldings and large display cabinets.

 

The finding aid for the collection is available at:

http://findingaid.winterthur.org/html/HTML_Finding_Aids/COL0858.htm.

 

 
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