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"Dining Chairs: Paired Arm and Side, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam, Sheraton 10A"

CC010.002.012 (RS219511)


Photo album titled: "Dining Chairs: Paired Arm and Side, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam, Sheraton 10A." 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 92 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Thirteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 84 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of dining chairs manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Five of the photographs, however, may depict furniture manufactured by others. The styles of the chairs (including both side and arm chairs) are described by the compiler of the album as including:Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton. One photograph of a wing chair is also included. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: D. E. Catlin (St. Louis, MO); Mrs. W. Coolidge; Dawson and Glover: Darragh De Lancey (Waterbury, CT); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Mrs. James M. Faulkner; Mrs. W. B. Garrett; Roger Heald (Worcester, MA); Mrs. Lester Leland; A. R. Meyer (Greenwich, CT); Miss K. Noonan; B. W. Parker; N. S. Pearse; J. B. Potter; F. M. Sackett; F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); Mrs. J. B. Thomas (Boston, MA); Valentine Winters; and William M. Wood, Jr. 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 92 pages and 84 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: 29.10A
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
Adam Style
chairs (furniture forms)
dining chairs
side chairs
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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