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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Furniture Detail Drawing
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Furniture Detail Drawing

Frank C. Lee

The detail drawing of a sofa represents the construction information and measurements used by woodworkers in a furniture factory. The finished item, drawn at the top, provides the designer's concept of the completed piece. 


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TitleFurniture Detail Drawing
CreatorFrank C. Lee

Title by cataloger. When furniture rods were in use in furniture factories, the detail drawing would be transferred to a wooden rod to preserve it. Woodworkers learned how to read the detail drawings, and could construct a piece of furniture without taking any additional measurements as the drawing on the rod was the actual size of the particular piece of furniture.

Collection#30, Furniture Collection

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Museum Archives

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