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"Large Tables."

CC010.001.003 (RS231588)


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Large Tables." The title is printed on the spine in gold on a red leather label. The company name is printed in black on the front cover; the volume number "3" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which have been cut from binding. There are 28 pages which have 55 pencil or ink drawings on trace affixed with glue; one page contains a table of contents. Pages 85 through 88, 95 and 96 are missing. The remaining 169 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of large tables manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: B. & O. Railroad (Baltimore, MD); F. R. Babcock (Pittsburgh, PA); Charles M. Baker; Mrs. E. S. Brown; A. C. Burrage; Samuel Carr; E. S. Draper (Boston, MA); E. W. Bliss Company (Brooklyn, NY); George Eastman (Rochester, NY); Frederick P. Fish; Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); C. S. Hapgood; Hartford National Bank (Hartford, CT); G. A. Hight; Mrs. Thomas Mackee; Meadows, Williams & Co.; New York Public Library (New York, NY); Mr. Parkinson; F. E. Peabody; Prudential Insurance Co.; E. S. Rogers; S. D. Warren Co.; H. H. Skinner; Mrs. Galen L. Stone (Brookline, MA); Mrs. Swift; Herbert Wadsworth; P. M. Warburg; Mrs. F. B. White (Worcester, MA); and Robert Winsor.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 album containing 204 pages and 55 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
20 1/2x 15 1/2x 2 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 2
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Material Type
design drawings
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