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"Cabinets. Bookcases."

CC010.001.001 (RS213818)


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Cabinets. Bookcases." The title is printed on the spine in gold on a red leather label. The company name is printed in black on the front cover; the volume number "1" is printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which are now loose. Album contains a table of contents page and twenty-five pages which have fifty-two drawings on trace affixed with glue; the remaining 178 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of cabinets, bookcases and bookshelves manufactured by the firm between 1880 and 1914. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: Martha Alford; Sarah S. Brayton; Samuel Carr; Mr. Coleman; B. B. Crowinshield; H. B. Day; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); C. S. Eaton; Mrs. H. H. Fay; William Gammell (Newport, RI); Mrs. Green; E. S. Grew; Ellis Hollingsworth; Miss Holmes; Mrs. W. S. Kennard; J. M. Lasell; H. F. Lippett; J. E. Palmer; E. R. Pierce; T. E. Proctor; N. B. Ream; Swindell; Mrs. Charles Van Brunt; W. C. Whitney; Mrs. G. H. Wightman; and Robert Winsor.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 album containing 204 pages and 52 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 1
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
cabinets (case furniture)
cabinets on stands
case furniture
china cabinets
corner cabinets
dressing stands
hanging cabinets
Material Type
design drawings
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