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"Stuffed Sofas and Easy Chairs."

CC010.001.008 (RS232115)

Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Stuffed Sofas and Easy Chairs." 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 "8" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages.Table of contents is glued inside front cover and includes the categories noted in the album's title. There are thirteen pages which have 56 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 199 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of upholstered sofas and easy chairs manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: American Secuirty and Trust Co. (Washington, DC); Henry Forbes Bigelow (Boston, MA); John Clafin; George W. Darr; Demook; R. D. Foote; Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); C. S. Hapgood; Mrs. Hart; General Hayes; Charles Head (Manchester, MA); J. D. Oliver; Rhode Island Hospital Trust; Mrs. F. B. White (Worcester, MA); Whitney National Bank; and Robert Winsor.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 album containing 212 pages and 56 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
20 1/2x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
20 1/2x 15 1/2x 2 1/2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 8
GUSN
302931
Reference Code
CC010.001.008

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
armchairs
chairs (furniture forms)
chaises longues
club chairs
daybeds
easy chairs
sofas
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
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