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"Sideboards. Serving Tables."

CC010.001.002 (RS244797)


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Sideboards. Serving Tables." 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 "2" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which are now loose. There are 28 pages which have 72 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue; four design drawings are loose and inserted between two pages of the album. The remaining 176 pages are blank. One drawing is rendered in watercolor. Drawings depict a variety of sideboards and serving tables manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: M. W. Acheson; J. J. Albright (Buffalo, NY); Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); J. R. Andrews; Mrs. Appleton; H. P. Bartlett; W. S. Benson; C. B. Borland; Henry G. Brooks; J. Frederic Byers (Sewickley, PA); Mrs. Arthur Cabot; The Chicago Club (Chicago, IL); G. C. Clement; G. F. Cushman; George W. Darr; Eben Sumner Draper (Boston, MA); C. S. Eaton; W. W. Farnum; A. L. Farwell; J. Malcolm Forbes; Mrs. Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); Mrs. Peter Hayden; Ellis Hollingsworth; Sumner Hollingsworth; A. L. Hopkins; Mrs. Hunnewell; E. D. Jordan; H. Kennedy; Peter Kerr; Miss Lovering; C. A. MacGregor; Mrs. MacTaggart; John L. Paige; J. E. Palmer; J. W. Paul; Mrs. Potter; Mrs. T. E. Proctor; Norman B. Ream; Mrs. C. G. Rice; Frederick Robinson; Mr. Saltonstall; Jospeh Schaffner; W. B. Schiller; A. C. Spring; The White House (Washington, DC); C. Whitman; and Sinclair Whittemore.

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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 76 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2x 2 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 2
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Colonial Revival
Empire (style)
Renaissance Revival
buffets (sideboards)
case furniture
console tables
eagle console tables
gate-leg tables
servers (sideboards)
sideboards (furniture)
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
design drawings
Conservation Note
Album was treated in the summer of 2015. Treatment included cleaning and stabilization of pages.
Processing Information

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