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"Library Tables: Large, Italian, Elizabethan, Jacobean, Plank End, Post End 40D"

CC010.002.056 (RS225301)


Photo album titled: "Library Tables: Large, Italian, Elizabethan, Jacobean, Plank End, Post End 40D." 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 184 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Twelve of the pages are blank. Album contains three loose and 179 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of tables (including library tables) manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The styles of the tables are described by the compiler of the album as including Italian, Eliabethan, and Jacobean; however, other styles are also present. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are noted on some album pages. Named customers include: Louis Baer (Winchester, MA); F. A. Ballou; Mrs. S. L. Bartlett; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Boston Consolidated Gas Co. (Boston, MA); Martin A. Brown; Charles Austin Buck (Bethlehem, PA); Mrs. J. C. Capley; Carson Pirie Scott & Co. (Chicago, IL); Elton G. Cushman (Taunton, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); First National Bank; Georgian Cafe; C. J. Groves; Miss C. Hersey; Henry Hornblower (Boston, MA); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernserville, PA); T. F. Kenney (Shrewsbury, MA); Mrs. E. J. Lownes; Milton Academy (Milton, MA); New England Historical Genealogical Society (Boston, MA); W. M. Parker (New Hampshire); J. B. Potter; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); F. T. Reuter; The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (New York, NY); F. S. Ruth (Mountain Lake, FL); W. E. Smith, Hotel Braemore (Boston, MA); St. John's Seminary; Paul Starrett; Mrs. Lester Williams; and Samuel Clay Williams (Winston-Salem, NC). 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 184 pages and 182 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 4 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 76.40D
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
library tables (writing tables)
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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