Description: SD 1705/MS6000/2 were found loosely mounted and then de-mounted by a Conservator, when mounted they were arranged in groups of 4. As you can see from the descriptions below this is not a complete set of the plates from the volume. A digitised complete set are shown on the New York Public Library website (https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-5bc4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99), at the time of writing this catalogue entry the digitised plates displayed their titles but the pages on which those titles appeared were not show, the digitised plates and corresponding title sheets are however shown on the Internet Archive Website (http://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/studiesdesign00dres) which is where the plate titles shown below are taken from.
Plate III (3): A frieze of new style. This would be used around the upper part of the wall of a room. Plate IV (4): Two circular compositions of new style; may be used on the doors of cabinets, or as fillings for circular openings in a frieze. Plate V (5): Border ornaments of new style. The upper may run around the architrave of a door or window. Plate VII (7): Grotesque dado-rail. Being formed of the hare, this is specially suited to a dining-room. Plate VIII (8): Diaper patterns founded on flowers, These are suitable for stencilling on the walls of rooms. Plate IX (9): An "all-over" pattern, suitable for a wall. Plate X (10): Floral design for wallpaper. Plate XII (12): Two patterns for dadoes, or the walls of small lobbies. Plate XIII (13): Ornament in the arabian style, intended to be painted in the centre [sic] of a ceiling. Plate XIV (14): Two grotesque dado-rails. Plate XV (15): Bordering and corner. This may be used around the wall of a room; or, better, around that part of a wall which is above a dado. Plate XVII (17): Design for frieze, but may be used as rail of rich dado. If used as a frieze, the lines should be double below as they are above. Plate XVIII (18): Design for wall or dado pattern. The flowers are all geometrically arranged on a square basis, and would appear as a regular powdering. Plate XIX (19): Wall pattern. The idea of this design was derived from the frost on a window-pane in winter. Plate XX (20): Powderings. Suited for stencilling on walls and dadoes. They may be in any simple colours [sic]. Plate XXI (21): A rich ceiling-pattern, shown in two ways. The pattern should repeat, so that the maroon points (in the upper figure) would meet. Plate XXIV (24): Powderings. Suited for walls or dadoes. The corn is specially adapted for a dining-room. Plate XXV (25): Ornament for centre [sic] of small panel. It may be regarded as especially a study of colours [sic] harmonious with the ground on which they fall. Plate XXVIII (28): Design for central ornament of a ceiling. Style, arabian. This would be painted upon the flat surface, and not cast in relief. Plate XXIX (29): Two dado-rail ornaments. Style, pure arabian. Either would do well as a frieze also, [...]. Plate XXX (30): A ceiling pattern. This hangs in lines, and is therefore adapted only for passages and long narrow rooms. [...]. Plate XXXIII (33): Ceiling-pattern in blue and white, suitable for a small, dark sitting-room. Plate XXXIV (34): Frieze suited to a room about fourteen feet high. Style new, the ornament being derived from the frost on a window-pane in winter. [...]. Plate XXXVI (36): Pattern for wall. Plate XXXIX (39): Two wall-patterns. That in which the black is introduced would look well with gold used instead of the cream. Plate XL (40): Ornament treated in two ways. Suitable for centre [sic] of panel of door, [....]. Plate XLI (41): Corner ornament for ceiling; to fall within half and inch of cornice. Looks well on cream-ground. [...]. Plate XLIV (44): All-over" ornament for a ceiling. Plate XLVI (46): Grotesques, being part of a dado-rail. This could scarcely be used if simply repeated, but should be intermixed [...]. Plate XLVIII (48): Dado-rails, or frieze ornaments. Style, arabian. [...]. Plate XLIX (49): Decoration for ceiling. Plate LI (51): Ornament adapted for a wall or dado pattern. Style, mediæval. Plate LIV (54): Ornaments to be used as "powderings" on walls. Plate LVI (56): Frieze. To be used around the upper part of the wall of a high room. Plate LVIII (58): Ornament suitable for the decoration of a dado. Plate LIX (59): Powderings, " to be dispersed over dadoes or walls.
The entire contents of this bundle were temporary number SD 1705/Loose 20 now MS6000/2.