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"Dining Tables."

CC010.001.005 (RS234499)


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Dining 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 "5" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, some of which are now loose. There are 23 pages which have 59 pencil or ink drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 181 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of dining 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: Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); J. R. Andrews; Mrs. Bacheller; Gorham Bacon; H. P. Bartlett; W. S. Benson; W. W. Blackburn; W. H. Blood; S. T. Bodine; R. H. Boyle; J. Brenchard; A. C. Burrage; J. M. Carrere; Mrs. J. B. Clark; S. M. Clement; J. Randolph Coolidge; George Crocker; George W. Darr; Charles S. Dennison; H. L. Denny; Mrs. Gordon Dexter; J. M. Dwyer; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); John Elliott; W. W. Farnum; George Fernald; E. F. Freer; H. C. Gillette; Groton School (Groton, MA); Miss E. Hale; Mr. Hall; C. S. Hapgood; A. W. Hard; Harry Hart; Franklin W. Hobbs; Sumner Hollingswoorth; A. L. Hopkins; Miss Howes; Mrs. F. B. Knowles; Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh; D. H. McAlpin, Jr.; J. B. Morgan; J. E. Palmer; J. Harleston Parker (Boston, MA); Frank C. Payson; Mrs. Clarkson Potter; Mrs. C. G. Rice; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; Joseph Schaffner; Elizabeth Hope Gammell Slater (Newport, RI); Somerset Club (Boston, MA); H. L. Wade; and J. H. Wrenn.

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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 59 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: 5
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
dining tables
extension dining tables
pedestal tables
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
design drawings
Processing Information