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"Chiffonieres 20"

CC010.002.028 (RS220466)

Description

Photo album titled: "Chiffonieres 20." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 144 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Sixteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 131 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chiffonieres and bureaus manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are photographs of toilet or shaving mirrors and a dressing table. 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 noted on some album pages. Named customers are: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); J. J. Bodell (Providence, RI); Mrs. H. C. Castle (Brookline, MA); Ed K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA); R. F. Herrick (Boston, MA); L. E. Kirstein; Mrs. Leigh Liggett (Chestnut Hill, MA); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA); B. W. Parker; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Sylvia Sears (Chestnut Hill, MA); F. H. Stuart (Newton Centre, MA); and Mrs. A. E. Tutien. 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
CC010
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 144 pages and 131 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 3 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 46.20
GUSN
294830
Reference Code
CC010.002.028

Record details

Originator
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
chests (case furniture)
chiffoniers (tall chests of drawers)
chiffonnières (low chests of drawers)
mirrors
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
photographs

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