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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. In the collection, the furniture is depicted to its best advantage, either in schematic views, or set out in interior scenes to aid the imagination of the prospective buyer. Suggested room layouts are also included. Photographs portray furniture and fittings either in workshop surroundings or in their ultimate destination. 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
Prints and Drawings DC 44236 Elevation and plan of throne dais and designs for chairs at Holyrood Palace Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44237 Elevations and plan entitled 'Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Proposed scheme of decorations for cocktail bar' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44261 Ex Scotland. Interior. Two elevations and a sketch plan entitled 'Oak Room: English: Date 1640. 'Measured and drawn at Cambridge by D.C. Ramsay, Aug. 1902.' 8/1902 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44262 Drawing entitled "'Greyfriars" Elgin: Frets round spiral stair: for sizes see templates'. 'Order no: 20768, 39 Carved tracery panels in pine for spiral stair: various sizes.' Possibly by David ramsay. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003748 Drawing titled 'Cabinet Des No 3715, Welcome panel in inlay'. Unsigned but probably by DC Ramsay, Scott Morton & Co Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003749 Elevation and plan of throne dais and designs for chairs at Holyrood Palace. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003750 Drawing of front and side views of a writing table titled 'Design No 2230' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003751 Elevations and plan of panelled hall at Kinross House by D Ramsay in his 4th Year of sketching class. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003752 Elevations of multiple items of furniture grouped and labelled by room Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 003753 Elevations and plan entitled 'Marine Hotel, North Berwick, Proposed scheme of decorations for cocktail bar' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004367 Interior. Elevation and profile entitled 'Des: for Ball-room Mantel' by D. Ramsay, 5th year 1900 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44238 Two elevations entitled 'The National Bank of Scotland Limited, proposed board room decoration' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44239 Two elevations entitled 'The National Bank of Scotland Limited, proposed board room decoration' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44240 Four elevations entitled 'Edinburgh City Chambers: proposed decoration of Dunedin Room' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004368 Interior. Copy or drawing of Elevations entitled 'Proposed treatment of end wall of studio. Note: Green colour shews [sic] area of proposed tapestry' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004369 Two elevations entitled 'The National Bank of Scotland Limited, proposed board room decoration' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004370 Interior. Untitled perspective drawing of library room. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004371 Interior. Untitled coloured perspective drawing of a board room. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004372 Interior. Plans, elevations and perspective drawings of proposed furniture. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004373 Interior. Perspective and elevation entitled 'Grangemouth Municipal Buildings, magistrates bench and dais' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44241 Elevations entitled 'Proposed treatment of end wall of studio. Note: Green colour shews [sic] area of proposed tapestry' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44242 Elevation and profile entitled 'Des: for Ball-room Mantel' by D. Ramsay, 5th year 1900 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44243 Untitled perspective drawing of library room. Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44244 Untitled coloured perspective drawing of a board room. Item Level

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