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INVENTORY OF THE CARLHIAN RECORDS, 1867-1988
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Description
Records of the Paris-based interior design firm, including ledgers, stock books, furniture designs, correspondence, photographs, fabric samples, drawings, and business records for the firms' Paris, London, New York, and Buenos Aires offices.
Background
The Carlhian family operated a leading Paris-based interior design firm that specialized in interiors in the French eighteenth-century style. The firm's foundation is traced back to 1867, when Anatole Carlhian and his brother-in-law, Albert Dujardin-Beaumetz, founded the export commission business Carlhian & Beaumetz located in Paris at 30, rue Beaurepaire, close to the place de la République. The firm initially made purchases on behalf of its clients and later specialized in reproductions of period French furniture. The London dealer Duveen Brothers became an important client, using Carlhian & Beaumetz as an intermediary for its dealings in the French market not involving fine art and antique objects. Duveen Brothers also recommended Carlhian & Beaumetz to the future king of England Edward VII as designers for the thrones for his coronation ceremonies.
Extent
1331.62 linear ft. (837 boxes, 627 flatfile folders, 86 rolls)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.