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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
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004374 Drawing no. V showing sections through Borthwickhall. c. 1853 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004375 Drawing no. IV, showing South elevation of kitchen offices and North elevation. 1853 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004376 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
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004377 Interior. 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 004378 Perspective entitled 'A Scottish provincial bank and Agent's house'. Signed Leslie Grahame-Thomson A.R.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., Archt. 6 Ainslie Place, Ediburgh 3. Apl. 1945. 4/1945 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44245 Perspective and elevation entitled 'Grangemouth Municipal Buildings, magistrates bench and dais' Item Level
Manuscripts DC 44246 Drawing entitled 'Cabinet des. no. 3715. Welcome panel in inlay.' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44247 Drawing no. III, showing East, West and South elevations' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004379 Ex Scotland. Interior. 'Overmantel: oak: English about 1620: now in S.K.M. Drawn 1/4 full size by D. Ramsay. June 1902.' 6/1902 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004380 Interior. Messrs. Michael Nairn & Co, Kirkcaldy: Proposed Board Room furniture. c. 1910 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004381 Interior. Design for a Gilt Mirror probably by D.C. Ramsay. Scott Morton & Co, 25 Old Burlington St. W. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004382 Interior. Elevations of panelled room including mantelpiece and bookcases. Annotated 'Miss Blair, Gullane'. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004383 Interior. Dining Room. Elevations showing dining furniture and plan of layout dining room. Name 'Deuchar' appears on the reverse. Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004384 Interior. Four elevations entitled 'Toward Castle. Boudoir. 3''= 1 foot.' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44248 Ex Scotland. Interior. 'Mantelpiece in carved detail from 56 Lincoln's Inn Fields'. Unsigned but probably by D. Ramsay 1900 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44249 Ex Scotland. Interior. 'Chimney piece in pine: English: Early 18th century: now in S.K.M. Measured and drawn by D.C. Ramsay. June 1902.' 6/1902 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44250 Interior. Four elevations entitled 'Toward Castle. Boudoir. 3''= 1 foot.' Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44251 Plans, elevations and perspective drawings of proposed furniture. Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44252 Elevations showing dining furniture and plan of layout dining room Name 'Deuchar' appears on the reverse. Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 44253 Elevations of panelled room including mantelpiece and bookcases Annotated 'Miss Blair, Gullane' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004385 Ex Scotland. Interior. 'Chimney piece in pine: English: Early 18th century: now in S.K.M. Measured and drawn by D.C. Ramsay. June 1902.' 6/1902 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004386 Ex Scotland. Interior. 'Mantelpiece in carved detail from 56 Lincoln's Inn Fields'. Unsigned but probably by D. Ramsay 1900 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004387 Drawing no. III, showing East, West and South elevations' Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 004388 Drawing entitled 'Cabinet des. no. 3715. Welcome panel in inlay.' Item Level

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