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"Miscellaneous. Easels. Pedestals. Clocks."

CC010.001.015 (RS233592)

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Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Miscellaneous. Easels. Pedestals. Clocks." 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 "15" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 216 pages. There are 11 pages which have 26 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 205 pages are blank. A printed table of contents is affixed with glue to the inside front cover. Drawings depict a variety of miscellaneous items designed by the firm, including easels, pedestals, clocks, paper racks, bulletin boards, globe stands, and billard racks. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: Mrs. M. Addy; Austin Corbin; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); Mrs. Hamlin; Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); Maverick National Bank (Boston, MA); Mrs. S. Nave; Norman B. Ream; E. Sherwin; Union Club (Boston, MA); C. C. Walker; and Yale University (New Haven, CT).

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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 216 pages and 26 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: 15
GUSN
302938
Reference Code
CC010.001.015

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
armchairs
banquettes (benches)
benches (furniture)
bookrests
bulletin boards
clocks
dressing glasses
easels
footstools (stools)
globe stands
knife cases
letter racks
mirrors
racks (supporting devices)
stands (support furniture)
step stools
stools (seating furniture)
tabourets (low stools)
trays
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
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