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Design Drawings -- Watercolors

Description

This subseries consists of 135 design drawings, the vast majority of which are rendered in watercolor with a small number being in pencil and/or colored pencil. Drawings are beautifully executed with a high degree of detail; it is presumed that the drawings were used for client presentations as well as general marketing purposes. Drawings depict a wide variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co. and Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Interior elevations are also included. Types of furnishings include cabinets, desks, secretaries, tables, chairs, settees, sofas, beds, dressing tables, mirrors and other items such as hat stands and flower boxes. Very little identifying information is shown on the drawings; however, model numbers are occasionally present. Very few customer names are noted.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
8 boxes containing 135 design drawings; ca. 11 linear feet
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
313917
Reference Code
CC011.001.001

Arrangement

Items are arranged in file folders according to general type of item depicted, e. g., interiors, case furniture, support furniture, etc.

Record details

Originator
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.
Material Type
design drawings
interior elevations
renderings (drawings)
sketches

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