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R.J. Horner – Our American Homes and How To Furnish Them

Horner Original Manufacturer Catalogs

Exceptionally rare.  I have never seen another copy of this except for one in a NY library, supposedly.  This is the only known “catalog” that RJ Horner published because his inventory changed so much that he could not  see the merit of attempting a catalog which would quickly become obsolete.  It is less of a catalog and more of a pamphlet including 14 pages, 5 of which are text dedicated to the art of decorating one’s own home and how they do business.  The remaining pages are exceptional period drawings of R.J. Horner showrooms with furniture pieces of many styles and images of workers manufacturing furniture.  Horner advertised this pamphlet’s availabilty to customers in newspaper ads as early as 1887.

It’s short and sweet but a must for any RJ Horner fan.

This catalog is available for immediate download in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf): Sale! $19.
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Robert Mitchell #52

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With a total of 161 pages including printed covers, this is a rare early catalog for Robert Mitchell (of Mitchell & Rammelsberg fame) ca. 1888.  Includes model numbers, names and prices.  All pages of this original catalog are represented. A collage of a sampling of pages is seen above.
This catalog is available for immediate download in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf): Sale! $19.
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Robert Mitchell #66

Mitchell1 Original Manufacturer CatalogsWith a total of 74 pages including printed covers, this is a rare early catalog for Robert Mitchell (of Mitchell & Rammelsberg fame) ca. 1902.  Includes model numbers, names and prices.  All pages of this original catalog are represented. A collage of a sampling of pages is seen above.  This one is especially interesting for it’s Griffin furniture, some of which are often mistaken for R.J. Horner pieces.
This catalog is available for immediate download in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf): Sale! $19.

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James W. Cooper – Philadelphia – Sketches of Art Furniture

Dawley Furniture Company – Charleston West Virginia – Oak Chamber Suites & Beds

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misslilybart March 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

New viewer works _perfectly_!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Brad Charles March 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Thanks for sharing those. The viewing features are excellent.
How many catalogs do you have available?
Brad

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Diane MacRae March 4, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Wow, very nice! Thanks, John.

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RareVictorian March 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Brad,

I have about 15 catalogs. Some will be too large to scan (# pages). I will continue to acquire more.

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vickypicker March 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

FANTASTIC……we all need more info on 19th century furniture.What a great feature…..you are a gentleman and scholar for sharing this info with all of us.Viewer does work great!!!!!

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Diane March 5, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Thank you so much! You help to raise the scholarship for all of us. We truly appreciate your generosity.

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Chad February 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

I just wanted to write and thank you for creating this fantastic website, and offering it for everyone to enjoy. I have been a fan of the Horner style for years, and although the pieces are pricey at times, your site allows one to view many fantastic examples all together. Thanks so much for your time and efforts into this project!

Chad

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Nick Nicholson May 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Are you aware of any Ringuet-Marcotte Manufacturer Catalogues?

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John Werry May 18, 2010 at 10:27 am

I am not aware of any.

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