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Whytock and Reid

551 335

Description Whytock and Reid

Collection Whytock and Reid

Catalogue Number 551 335

Category All Other

Scope and Content A large collection of material relating to the work of the firm, including drawings, photographs, maquettes, and books: Accession Number 1994/92 Fourteen boxes of glass plate negatives recording the work of Whytock and Reid. Primarily furniture, 'Chairs', 'tables' etc. although some topographical views are included, source unknown. Accession Number 1996/13 A collection of designs relating to the work of Whytock and Reid. Includes Parisian carpet and tapestry designs which the firm incorporated into its decorative schemes; proposals for curtains at Holyroodhouse; designs for light fittings, carpets and rugs and evidence that the firm worked on the interiors of Rankeillor, an otherwise undocumented house. Accession Number 2004/249 A collection of c.20,000 items of material dating from 1850 to 2000 relating to this Edinburgh firm of woodworkers and furniture designers founded in 1804. The material consists of drawings, photographs, ledgers, files and plaster casts. Accession Number 2009/165 An archive of material relating to Edinburgh cabinet makers Whytock and Reid, comprising 31 binders and a box of photographs and drawings dating from c.1890s – 1980s. Included are designs of items of furniture and fittings for named properties and clients, as well as ‘off the peg’ pieces. Clients include banks, churches and private individuals. Some examples include: Board Room, Bank of Scotland; Board Room, Scottish Life Association; Board Room, Freemasons Hall; Coldstream Parish Church; Dunblane Cathedral; Crail Church; Kippen Church; Cullen Church; St George's School; and 10 West Coates, Edinburgh. Accession Number 2013/5 Survey of Private Collections. A collection of drawings of furniture designs by Whytock and Reid.

Archive History The main body of the collection comprises material purchased in 2004 and 2009 (2004/249 and 2009/165) following the closure of the firm. Another collection of designs was purchased from a separate source in 1996 (1996/13). A further collection of designs was lent for copying in 2013 (2013/5).

System of Arrangement This collection has only been partially catalogued.

Access Conditions Contact staff for information on access to this collection.

Administrative History Whytock and Reid, Edinburgh-based cabinet makers, woodworkers and furniture designers. Established in 1807 by Richard Whytock and John Reid, the firm developed a reputation for high quality products, and gained a Royal Warrant in 1838. The firm worked closely with architects and designers, including Sir Robert Lorimer, creatings furnishings to his designs. The firm went into receivership in 2004.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1176634

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 335) Whytock and Reid

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004721 Three casts tied together by string labelled, 'Lorimer's sofa centre', Lorimer's sofa armwrest' and 'Lorimer's sofa arm' all dated 'Oct 1908'. 10/1908 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004722 Five casts tied together by string labelled, 'Coals large corner sofa April 1909' 4/1909 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004731 Three casts labelled 'Trinity House arm chair Feb 1914' 2/1914 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44263 Drawing entitled "Britannia Queen's bedroom: head and foot boards for 3'-0" bed c. 1950 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004779 Drawing entitled "Britannia, Queen's bedroom: head and foot boards fo 3'-0" bed c. 1950 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004780 Interior. Piece of decorative leather wall hanging. Embossed, gilded and painted with floral motifs. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004781 Interior. Small, narrow piece of decorative leather wall hanging. Embossed, gilded and painted with floral motifs. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004782 Interior. Piece of decorative leather wall hanging. Embossed and gilded decoration against a dark green background. Floral and fruit motifs with birds, squirrels and cupids or cherubs. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004783 Interior. Drawing entitled 'F.S. Details of Sanctuary Screen' by Ian G Lindsay and Partners Mechanical copy of Drawing No. 50/3. 16/3/1955 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004784 Plan entitled 'Miss Cooper, Sidetable, 5'-6"x1'-10"x3 feet high with glass top'. Scale 1:1. 16/3/1955 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004785 Sketch and label to folded plan entitled 'Miss Cooper, Sidetable, 5'-6"x1'-10"x3 feet high with glass top'. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004787 Plan entitled 'Robertson, Dressing Glass in Mahogony'. Scale 1:1. 3/9/1923 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004788 Sketch and label to plan entitled 'Leslie Thomson, architect, Frame to support Holyrood pattern small mirror'. Scale 1:1. 6/1935 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004789 Plan entitled 'Leslie Thomson, architect, Frame to support Holyrood pattern small mirror'. Scale 1:1. 6/1935 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004790 Interior Mechanical copy to elevation by Basil Spence entitled 'West Elevation showing the ante-chapel screen. Trinity College Chapel, Glenalmond' 11/1954 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004791 Interior Interior design scheme for room comprising photograps of a bedroom, a mirror and mounted samples of wallpaper, curtain and other fabrics. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004792 Interior Interior design scheme for drawing or sitting room. Pencil sketch with wash. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004795 Group photograph of wood working tools from Whytock and Reid Ltd: 6 wood moulding planes, 2 chisels and a stamp or branding iron. c. 1900 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004793 Detail of front end of a wooden plane tools from Whytock and Reid Ltd showing makers name, A. Mathieson & Son of Glasgow & Edinburgh, and the owners name, J. Charles. c. 1900 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004794 Group photograph of outside covers of Order Book No. I 1956 A-L, Order Book No. II 1963 A-L and Day Book No. 19, A-L. c. 1918 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004366 Copy of drawing of Chippendale Table and Stool, Scott Morton and Company, 25 Old Burlington St. W. Item Level
Manuscripts DC 44232 Untitled. Elevations of multiple items of furniture grouped and labelled by room. Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44233 Drawing titled 'Cabinet Des No 3715, Welcome panel in inlay'. Unsigned but probably by DC Ramsay, Scott Morton & Co Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44234 Drawing of front and side views of a writing table titled 'Design No 2230' Item Level

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