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"Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Italian, Elizabethan., Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne"

CC010.002.001 (RS214681)


Photo album titled: "Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Ital., Eliz., Jacob., W.&.M., Queen Anne." Title is printed in black on front cover; title and subtitle are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 76 dark gray pages, most of which are now loose. Ten of the pages are blank. Album contains 73 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chairs manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The styles of the chairs are described by the compiler of the album as including: Italianate, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William and Mary, and Queen Anne. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); J. J. Bodell; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); George F. Schrafft; Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); E. Parmalee Prentice (Wlliamstown, MA); W. W. Vaughn; E. Lavasseur; W. E. Lannefeld (Arlington, MA); Mrs. H. C. Castle (Brookline, MA); E. F. Cullen (Brookline, MA); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); Fairfield Library (Fairfield, CT); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Riverside Church (New York, NY); Mrs. H. G. Tucker (Brockton, MA); T. E. Worcester (Waltham, MA); and Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 76 pages and 73 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 18.1
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
Elizabethan Revival
Jacobean Revival
Queen Anne Style
William and Mary
chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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