"Chiffonieres 20"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-294830

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Description

Photo album titled: "Chiffonieres 20." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 144 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Sixteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 131 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chiffonieres and bureaus manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are photographs of toilet or shaving mirrors and a dressing table. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are noted on some album pages. Named customers are: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); J. J. Bodell (Providence, RI); Mrs. H. C. Castle (Brookline, MA); Ed K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA); R. F. Herrick (Boston, MA); L. E. Kirstein; Mrs. Leigh Liggett (Chestnut Hill, MA); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA); B. W. Parker; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Sylvia Sears (Chestnut Hill, MA); F. H. Stuart (Newton Centre, MA); and Mrs. A. E. Tutien. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chiffonnières (low chests of drawers)
chiffoniers (tall chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
mirrors
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 46.20

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 144 pages and 131 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.002.028

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Description Level

File