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"Bedroom 42"

CC010.002.119 (RS212889)


Photo album titled "Bedroom 42." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine; volume number is also printed on a paper label that had been affixed to spine. Volume number label is loose and has been placed inside front cover. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 114 olive green pages; 32 of the pages are blank. Album contains 82 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of coordinating bedroom furniture pieces manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture shown include: beds, cabinets, bureaus, chests, chests of drawers, chiffionieres, mirrors, night stands, stools, side chairs, desks, dressing tables and other tables. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. No customer names are noted. The album also contains a pencil drawing of a mahogany bureau (CC010.002.119.001). The sketch is between pages 94 and 95; the photograph on page 95 shows the finished bureau. 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 114 pages and 82 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches)
11x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
11x 15 1/2x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 151.42
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
beds (furniture)
chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
chiffoniers (tall chests of drawers)
dressing tables
night tables
side chairs
stools (seating furniture)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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