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Description

This subseries consists of four scrapbooks, a French design dictionary and a portfolio of photomechanical prints of Italian Renaissance furnishings. Three of the scrapbooks contain photocopies of design drawings of chairs, stools, sofas and phonograph cabinets manufactured by Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The remaining scrapbook contains clippings from periodicals and catalogs of English furniture. This scrapbook and the remaining two items were the property of either A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, or their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. It is assumed that all items were part of the company library and were used as references and sources of design ideas.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
4 boxes containing 3 scrapbooks of design drawings, a French furniture dictionary, and prints of English and Italian furnishings; ca. 1.25 linear feet
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Sub-series
GUSN
313946
Reference Code
CC011.001.003

Arrangement

\li720Items in arranged in boxes with those being produced by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving & Casson, or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. first, followed by items representing the work of others. Titles given by the original creators of items are enclosed by quotation marks.

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)
Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.
Material Type
blueprints (reprographic copies)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
photocopies
photomechanical prints
portfolios (containers)
scrapbooks
sketches

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