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"Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Colonial, Empire, Sheraton, Hepplewhite 3A"

CC010.002.003 (RS218891)


Photo album titled: "Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Colonial, Empire, Sheraton, Hepplewhite 3." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 82 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Fifteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 68 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 (including both side and arm chairs) are described by the compiler of the album as including: Colonial, Empire, Sheraton and Hepplewhite. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: W. P. Draper (New York, NY); John Sprunt Hill (Durham, NC); Merchants National Bank; Mrs. W. H. Norris (Wellesley, MA); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Ritz-Carlton; Rorimer-Brooks Studios (Cleveland, OH); F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); and the 107th Regiment Armory (New York, NY). 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 82 pages and 68 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 20.3A
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
Colonial Revival
Empire (style)
chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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