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Scrapbook -- "Carvings"

Description

Scrapbook titled "Carvings. " Scrapbook has brown cloth covering and leather labels affixed to spine. Rectangular labels are printed in gold with title, "No. 2" and "A. H. Davenport Co." Scrapbook contains 312 pages, 227 of which are blank. The materials in this scrapbook show decorative details of carvings on furniture, church benches, monuments, church interiors, and doorways organized by style: Romanesque, gothic, English, Italian renaissance, and French. The final two chapters in the table of contents are mirrors and miscellaneous carvings. The majority of materials are clippings depicting carvings from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The images also include 17th century Jacobean statues, carvings in the Boston Public Library, and a photograph of a carriage belonging to Napoleon I. The miscellaneous section has Flemish, Italian, and German Gothic details. There are original sketches for column capitols (dated February 1900, pages 15, 16), Byzantine moldings (copied from work by Charles Howard Walker, pages 19, 20), and other details (pages 55, 59, 79, 83, 85, 141).

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 scrapbook (18 1/2 x 16 x 3 inches)
Dimensions
18 1/2x 16 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
18 1/2x 16x 3(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 239.2
GUSN
308549
Reference Code
CC010.004.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
carvings (visual works)
motifs
sculpture (visual work)
Material Type
scrapbooks

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