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"Wood Boxes. Chests."

CC010.001.009 (RS231653)

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Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Wood Boxes. Chests." 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 "9" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are four pages which have eleven pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 208 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of ssmall boxes, log racks and chests manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: A. C. Baldwin; Danford Newton Barney (Farmington, CT); J. G. Cannon; Samuel Carr; Alfred Ivins Croll (Boston, MA); Edith Hill; and F. S. Moseley.

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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 204 pages and 11 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
20 1/2x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
20 1/2x 15 1/2x 2 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 9
GUSN
302932
Reference Code
CC010.001.009

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
boxes (containers)
chests (case furniture)
racks (supporting devices)
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
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