"Large Tables."

Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Large Tables." 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 "3" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which have been cut from binding. There are 28 pages which have 55 pencil or ink drawings on trace affixed with glue; one page contains a table of contents. Pages 85 through 88, 95 and 96 are missing. The remaining 169 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of large tables manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: B. & O. Railroad (Baltimore, MD); F. R. Babcock (Pittsburgh, PA); Charles M. Baker; Mrs. E. S. Brown; A. C. Burrage; Samuel Carr; E. S. Draper (Boston, MA); E. W. Bliss Company (Brooklyn, NY); George Eastman (Rochester, NY); Frederick P. Fish; Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); C. S. Hapgood; Hartford National Bank (Hartford, CT); G. A. Hight; Mrs. Thomas Mackee; Meadows, Williams & Co.; New York Public Library (New York, NY); Mr. Parkinson; F. E. Peabody; Prudential Insurance Co.; E. S. Rogers; S. D. Warren Co.; H. H. Skinner; Mrs. Galen L. Stone (Brookline, MA); Mrs. Swift; Herbert Wadsworth; P. M. Warburg; Mrs. F. B. White (Worcester, MA); and Robert Winsor.

Details

Descriptive Terms

design drawings
sketches

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 2

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 55 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.003

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 (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