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Description

This series contains items documenting the work of A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. as well as items used as reference and design resources by the firms. These include watercolor design drawings, pencil sketches, scrapbooks and European publications.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
135 design drawings, 80 pencil drawings, and 6 scrapbooks and other design resources; ca. 17 linear feet
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Historic New England acquired these items from a dealer. It is not known when or from whom the dealer acquired the items.
GUSN
303251
Reference Code
CC011.001

Arrangement

Items are arranged by general type -- watercolors, pencil drawings, and design resources -- and then by type of items depicted such as case furniture, support furniture, seating furniture, etc.

Record details

Originator
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Material Type
clippings (information artifacts)
design drawings
photographs
photomechanical prints
renderings (drawings)
scrapbooks
sketches

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