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  • Collection: John Wayt Cosby Architectural Drawings

Bust-length profile portrait of a balding man facing left. He wears a carefully tied cravat and dark frock coat. Signed l.r." Bessie A. Batchats [?] / Raleigh 1875" Condition: Poor, paper has an arched top, Acid mat burn. Horizontal tear from left…

Reverse of drawing - pencil sketch of moldings barely visible through mulberry backing paper.

Unsigned, the bottom part of an acanthus decoration in profile. Must be an extension on another drawing. Condition: good

Unsigned. Full-scale detail of cornice molding and architrave, this drawing is the lower extension of "Plan No. 9, Cornice and Cantilever of Main Building," showing a profile view of lower half from wall from volute scroll to architrave. Unsigned.…

Scaled first floor plan, numbered plan 2. Signed: "John W Cosby Archt/ Raleigh/ Jan 14 1862 N.C." Condition, good, some mulberry paper repairs on back to small edge tears.

Sheet of four drawings including a small scale elevation of the front door, fanlight, side panels and lights (no. 18), full scale renderings of portico column (no. 15), capital (no. 16), and base (no. 17). Each drawing individually signed and dated,…

Side and front elevation of cornice, console and base block of parlor and dining rooms decorated with scrolling acanthus, rosette, bead and reel, egg and dart, and bead and reel moldings. Condition: good with some edge tears, lined with mulberry (?)…

Drawings of full size detailed section of windows and doors with notes specifying materials and methods of construction. Good condition; minor losses to edges; lined with mulberry paper repairs. Signed: "John W. Cosby archt / Raleigh / Jan 14th 1862…

Full scale, detail of the upper frieze of the main building cornice including a section through the gutter and details of moldings for the bed mold and cantilever brackets. Unsigned. Condition: good with some corner and edge losses, lined with…

Full-sized detail drawing of the front face of the main building and tower cornice bracket (cantilever) including acanthus, tongue-and-dart, bead-and-double-reel moldings. Signed: "John W Cosby Archt/ Raleigh/Jan 14th 1862 N.C." Condition: good, some…

Full-size, side and front elevation drawings for the exterior eaves and cornice of the portico and bay window, including details of gutter and interlacing pendant eaves arcades. Architectural moldings include acanthus, tongue-and-dart, bead-and-reel,…

Two drawings on a single sheet including detailed drawing to scale of cornice and console of window head for interior windows in principal rooms, calling for acanthus, rosette, and scroll decorative carving and a section for a typical window and door…

Second floor plan of house. Signed: "John W Cosby archt/Raleigh/Jan 14 1862 N.C." Condition: Good, some mulberry paper repairs on back to small edge tears.

Colored presentation drawing, elevation of south side of house. Labeled, "Plan No 7". Signed, "John W Cosby Architect/ Jan 14th 1862 Raleigh/NC". Condition, good; corner losses and some mulberry paper repairs on back to small edge tears.
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