Ornamental Borders, Scrolls and Cartouches in Historic Decorative Styles (Dover Pictorial Archive)
In 1923 the Syracuse Ornamental Company in New York State advertised its fiber wood carvings, moldings, and furniture trimmings to the trade in an elegantly illustrated sales catalog. The catalog contained thousands of beautiful line drawings of delicately carved floral wreaths and sprays for furniture panels, as well as finely worked trophées, bases, posts, corners, and legs.Now hundreds of these attractive and skillfully drawn illustrations have been reproduced here in sharp black-and-white — available royalty-free to artists, illustrators, and craftspeople. Comprising 124 of the very best plates from the now rare original catalog, the present collection consists of an elaborate selection of styles ranging from Louis XIV, Renaissance, and Georgian to Louis XVI, Chippendale, and chinoiserie. Included are intricately rendered borders, scrolls, cartouches, and latticework; lavish floral garlands, moldings, and many other ornaments — important graphics in any commercial artist's resource file.Artists, designers, woodworkers, and other craftspeople will find here a rich variety of much-needed borders, garlands, cartouches, and other motifs — all ideal for immediate, practical use.