No Pic U995.5.1A-B
Casket
Bone
Italy, 1450-1575

No write up presently available.
  M964.1.174
Cupboard
Oak
England, 1672

This oak hanging cupboard has an elaborately carved front. The decoration includes the date, 1672. John and Katharine Maltwood acquired this cupboard in London (Kindermann) on February 7, 1917.
No Pic M964.1.167
Chair
Oak
England, c. 1540

A gift from Arnold Sapsworth to John and Katharine Maltwood, the dark oak armchair has a solid back with side and skirting panels. The top of the back is decorated by scallops and the ends of the arms by scrolls. The back, the outside arm, and front skirting panels feature carved linenfold motifs.
No Pic M964.1.148
Table
Oak
England, c. style of 1650

This three-flap triangular table (chocolate table) was purchased by the Maltwoods in London on August 28, 1917.The construction indicates the piece may not be an antique, but is of a style common about 1650.

Bibliography: Document card
No Pic M964.1.194
Carpet
Wool; Hair; Cotton
Azerbaijan (Capistan; Kouba-Shirvan; Caucasus)
c. 1850-90

The Maltwood purchased this carpet in London (Beghian, 18 Dover Street) on April 23, 1926. It has a large central rectangle with four borders. The ground is red and features four horses and a number of stylized birds and other animals. The upper two horses are black, carrying horsemen wearing red garments. The two horses in the lower half are white or cream-coloured and riderless. A groom stands between them. The borders are decorated with serrated leaf and "wind Glass" patterns in red, green, orange and dark brown. Subsidiary borders have rosette and eight-pointed star motifs.

There is conflicting information in the document files about the classification of this carpet. It was originally listed as "Kouba Shirvan" but reclassified as "Capistan." It probably was made in the Shirvan-Korba-Capistan region (the southern area of the Caucasus near Baku, Azerbaijan). "Cabistan" (variations include Capistan, Kabistan, Capristan, and Cabristan) is a common Caucasian label in older references and catalogs of rug dealers. The name may have come from the misplacement of one letter (Kubistan to Kabistan) or may derive from Cabristan (Land of Graves) and refer to the funeral use of certain types of carpets. Some carpets from the area north and east of the Kura River and south of Baku are labelled as "Kobistan."

Central fields decorated with stylized flowers and animal figures are common in these and other "Shirvan" or "Capistan" carpets.

Bibliography: MIS document file (computer entry with bibliographic citations)
  U997.13.1
Standing Grandfather Clock
Mahogany
Canada, 18th centruy

Has a painted face with scenes relating to the four seasons.
The "Arts and Everyday Life" includes a display of contemporary furniture designed by Canadian architect, Peter Cotton. He began designing and producing furniture in 1948, and later opened the Perpetua Furniture store in 1952. Cotton returned to his architectural studies and graduated in 1955. His designs are notable for use of industrial materials and their minimalist style.

Bibliography: Enns, "Achieving the Modern: Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950's: Winnipeg Art Gallery (article in The Canadian Architect) (in document file); advertising and specification brochures from Perpetua Furniture (in document file).
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U993.4.3/1, U993.4.3/2
Chairs
Peter Cotton
Iron; Wood; Fabric
Canada, c. 1950-1960

This pair of spring-back chairs produced by Perpetua Furniture of Vancouver were purchased by the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery in 1993.
No Pic U993.4.2
Lamp
Peter Cotton
Iron
Canada, c. 1950-1960

The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery purchased this Cotton wrought iron lamp in 1993.
No Pic U983.2.141A-S
Table
Peter Cotton
Wood; Iron
Canada, c. 1950-1960

This table has a metal frame and four wood corner posts. Each post is has a round wood drip-catcher and gilded wood candle holder. The table was designed for use with chairs, lamp, felt cloth and cushions. The table is from the Fitzgerald Collection, and was obtained by University in 1983.