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Subseries 7.2 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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7.2: "On Approval" Journals, 1913-1958

This subseries houses journals that list works of art sent out to clients "on approval" for sale and items received by the firm "on approval" for purchase. Information includes names of clients, such as museums, galleries, dealers, and individuals, titles of artwork or decorative art objects, and stock inventory numbers. Entries also indicate whether the piece was sold or returned, along with date of sale or return. Several of the journals also include name indexes in the front. Black entries appear to indicate items the firm sent out to clients for approval; red entries indicate items the firm received on approval. The last journal in the subseries exclusively lists "on approvals" for Paris and Geneva, 1926-1939 (Jacques Seligmann & Fils, Paris, and Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., Geneva).
Although the journals are arranged in chronological order, many contain scattered dated entries that do not match the chronological bulk dates of the journal; it is unclear why these entries appear out of order in many of the journals. It should also be noted that there is an overlap of years in the journals dated 1921-1927 and 1922-1928.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Journal, 1913-1920
294
1
Journal, 1921-1927
294
2
Journal, 1922-1928
294
3
Journal, 1928-1929
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1927 in front of book)
294
4
Journal, 1930-1932
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1929 in front of book)
294
5
Journal, 1939-1942
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1938 in front of book)
294
6
Journal, 1932-1934
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1931 in front of book)
295
1
Journal, 1934-1935
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1933 in front of book)
295
2
Journal, 1935-1937
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1934 in front of book)
295
3
Journal, 1940-1945
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1925-1935 in front of book)
295
4
Journal, 1949-1958
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1925-1948 in front of book)
295
5
1926-1939 Paris and Geneva
295
6

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