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George H. LeClerc miniature furniture design records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-056

Scope and Contents

The collection includes operational records on index cards; tissue and blueprint doll furniture designs (mostly chair backs); and metal templates for chair backs and other furniture. Also includes photographs of templates of chair backs, as well as photos of rooms of miniature furniture, fully furnished. Includes photos of an exhibit of miniature furniture at Jordan Marsh, date unknown.

Dates

  • 1930-1939

Biographical / Historical

George H. LeClerc was a craftsman from New Bedford, Massachusetts, active in designing miniature furniture in the 1930s. He likely designed for the Toy Furniture Shop in Providence, Rhode Island, which was connected to the TynieToy company, which also began in Providence. TynieToy was founded in 1917 by Marion Perkins, and is considered a pre-eminent maker of period American doll furniture made to scale; the company was most active between World Wars I and II.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. George LeClerq, 1974. Retrospective accession # 05-09. Fourteen furnished rooms were donated to the library along with this collection. At one time they were displayed in the special collections room on the third floor across from the elevators, but were then at some point loaned to the Dartmouth Children’s Museum and the New Bedford Public Library for display.

Related Materials

Miniature rooms are housed with the Art Collection of the New Bedford Public Library.

Processing Information

by Mike Pacheco, May 2006

Title
MC 56, George H. LeClerc miniature furniture design records
Status
Completed
Author
Mike Pacheco
Date
May 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

Contact:
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA