Curtis Catalog General Millwork 1914
Chicago: Printed by the Franklin Company, 1914. Hardcover. Uncommon. An interesting publication from the Curtis Companies, a small chain of Midwest building companies founded in 1866. In it they state that to them millwork is more than merely material required for construction, it is furniture that requires in its construction greater care. The book is called "your assistant salesman," with every page a selling help. It includes new stock designs, attractive illustrations of every item, price information, easy reference, and tables of general information for windows, doors, porches, staircases, colonnades, mantels, and much more. Each reference section includes a charming full color illustration of a woman in an interior that showcases that category. In original blue cloth with white design and title to cover. "Curtis" is in large letters on spine but has mostly faded. Bumped and rubbed, but in very good condition. Last few pages have pulled away from text block; otherwise, very tight and clean. A business and cultural reference. 383 pages. ARCH/091312. Very Good.