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Design Drawings -- Pencil on Trace

Description

This subseries consists of 84 drawings rendered in pencil on trace. Drawings depict a wide variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, or their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Some drawings are more developed and contain information such as measurements; other drawings are very rough sketches. Types of furnishings shown include case furniture such as chests, commodes, cabinets, and bookcase; support furniture including a wide variety of tables; and a wide array of miscellaneous items such as flower stands, screens, pianos, globes, and desk accessories. Four customers are named: Chicago Club (Chicago, IL); Duquesne Club (Pittsburgh, PA); Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); and Mercantile Library Association (Boston, MA).

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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
3 folders containing 84 design drawings or sketches in pencil; ca. 1.4 linear feet
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
313945
Reference Code
CC011.001.002

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged in file folders by general type of furnishing -- case furniture, support furniture, and other.

Record details

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

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