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"Sofas. Hall Seats. Settles."

CC010.001.016 (RS233783)

Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Sofas. Hall Seats. Settles." 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 "16" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are 32 pages which have 89 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 180 pages are blank Table of contents is printed on a piece of paper which is affixed to inside front cover. Table of contents categories include: wood frame sofas (large), light sofas (small), hall seats, and settles. Drawings depict a variety of sofas and related seating furniture manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: J. J. Albright (Buffalo, NY); Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); F. R. Babcock (Pittsburgh, PA); C. M. Barker; Mrs. E. S. Brown; J. G. Cannon; Mrs. C. C. Converse; Mrs. Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); W. C. Hawes; Mrs. Peter Hayden; W. A. Hight; Industrial Trust Co. (Bristol, RI); E. A. King; Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); J. M. Laselle; Victor Lawson; Mrs. C. MacKay (Roslyn, NY); Milton Club; Mrs. Moor; Frederick Strong Moseley (Boston, MA); F. E. Peabody; E. R. Pierce (Weston, MA); Mrs. Potter; Prudential Insurance Co.; Mrs. Rice; W. A. Rogers; Henry St. John Smith (Portland, ME); Somerset Club (Boston, MA); E. C. Stanwood; B. F. Stevens; George Sykes; Union Club (Boston, MA); and F. G. Webster.

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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 89 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: 16
GUSN
302939
Reference Code
CC010.001.016

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Chippendale
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Empire (style)
Federal
Hepplewhite
Louis XVI
Neoclassical
Renaissance Revival
Rococo Revival
Sheraton
box settles
chair-back settees
chaises longues
daybeds
settees
settles
shield-back chairs
sofas
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)
sketches
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