The Use of Wide-Seam Carpet in Decoration (Clara Dudley for Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Co. 1931)

By: Dudley, Clara

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Very uncommon piece of ephemera in excellent condition. Cover and pages of this oversized piece are clean as a whistle inside and out. Glassine overwrap, hoever, shows a diagonal crease to bottom front corner, a thin line of browning from top to bottom at front and and a small hole and some chips to back edges. Beautfully illustrated with color renderings of rooms --also includes a color chart with 18 hues and suggestions for their use. This is an important piece, as Alexander Smith & Sons by 1929 were the largest carpet company in the world, famous for their innovative techniques that made carpeting affordable to the middle class. The company began in 1845 in West Farms, New York and merged with Mohawk in 1956. An interesting sidebar is the fact that Alexander Smith himself was elected to Congress in 1878, but died the evening of his election day. Piece is unpaginated, but we counted 10 large pages. Measures 9-1.2" x 11-1/2".

Title: The Use of Wide-Seam Carpet in Decoration (Clara Dudley for Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Co. 1931)

Author Name: Dudley, Clara

Categories: Advertising, Business, Interior Exterior Design, Rugs and Carpets,

Publisher: New York, Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Co.: 1931

Binding: soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 1415

Keywords: Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Company. Clara Dudley for Alexander Smith. Wide-Deamless carpet. Interior Designer Clara Dudley.,