"Cabinets. Bookcases."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-293793

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Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Cabinets. Bookcases." The title is printed on the spine in gold on a red leather label. The company name is printed in black on the front cover; the volume number "1" is printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which are now loose. Album contains a table of contents page and twenty-five pages which have fifty-two drawings on trace affixed with glue; the remaining 178 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of cabinets, bookcases and bookshelves manufactured by the firm between 1880 and 1914. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: Martha Alford; Sarah S. Brayton; Samuel Carr; Mr. Coleman; B. B. Crowinshield; H. B. Day; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); C. S. Eaton; Mrs. H. H. Fay; William Gammell (Newport, RI); Mrs. Green; E. S. Grew; Ellis Hollingsworth; Miss Holmes; Mrs. W. S. Kennard; J. M. Lasell; H. F. Lippett; J. E. Palmer; E. R. Pierce; T. E. Proctor; N. B. Ream; Swindell; Mrs. Charles Van Brunt; W. C. Whitney; Mrs. G. H. Wightman; and Robert Winsor.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
bookcases
case furniture
bookshelves
china cabinets
cabinets on stands
dressing stands
corner cabinets
hanging cabinets
bombé
design drawings
sketches

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 1

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 52 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.001

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

File