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"Miscellaneous Chairs: Arm Chairs, Italian, Eliz., Jacob., W & M, Queen Anne 12C"

CC010.002.017 (RS219459)


Photo album titled: "Miscellaneous Chairs: Arm Chairs, Italian, Eliz., Jacob., W & M, Queen Anne 12C." Title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 86 dark gray pages, many of which are now loose. Four of the pages are blank. Album contains 88 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 (predominately arm chairs) are described by the compiler of the album as including: Italian, 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 provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Edward Bok (Mountain Lake, FL); Brockton National Bank (Brockton, MA); Charles Austin Buck (Bethlehem, PA); W. W. Cummings (Belmont, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); T. Drier; H. H. Flagler (New York, NY); Hotel Buckminster (Boston, MA); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernsersville, PA); Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, NY); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); Mountain Lake Corp. (Mountain Lake, FL); North German LLoyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA); N.Y. and Porto Rico Steamship Co.; Parlin Memorial Library (Everett, MA); Rev. Lucien Rogers; Savings Bank of Utica (Utica, NY); A. Shurman; Tobey Memorial Library (Wareham, MA); J. H. Wainwright (New York, NY); 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 86 pages and 88 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: 34.12C
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
Italian Renaissance-Baroque styles
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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