"Pianos. Mirrors. Billiard Tables. Benches, Screens."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-302930

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Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Pianos. Mirrors. Billiard Tables. Benches. Screens." 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 "7" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are 24 pages which have 79 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 188 pages are blank. A printed table of contents is taped to inside of front cover and includes the following sections: grand pianos; upright pianos; piano benches, small seats, etc.; mirrors; billiard tables; clocks; tablets; and lamps. Drawings depict a variety of items in these categories designed by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: E. D. Adams; Mrs. P. Ahl; J. J.Albright; Mrs. Bartlett; Mrs. Gerard Bement (Beverly Farms, MA); G. B. Blake; C. C. Converse; A. H. Davenport (Malden, MA); George Eastman (Rochester, NY); G. Felton; Mrs. E. D. Godfrey (New York, NY); C. W. Goodyear; R. S. Gould; A. W. Head; Mrs. Charles Head (Manchester, MA); Mrs. J. J. Hoagland; Raymond Hoagland; W. R. Holmes; F. U. Hunnewell; I. W. Jewett; John A. Kelly, Jr.; Mrs. George Keyes; W. W. Kimball; J. M. Lasell; Mrs. Lasigi; Solomon Lincoln; Mrs. C. MacKay (Roslyn, NY); B. R. Merwin; Mrs. J. G. Moore; Frederick Strong Moseley (Boston, MA); P. A. O'Connell; J. H(?). Oliver; Mrs. C. D. Owen; Trenor L. Park; Players Club; Prudential Insurance Co.; E. B. Putnam; J. T. Pyle; Norman B. Ream; Mrs. Richardson; W. A. Rogers; F. R. Sears; W. F. Sheehan; Edwin S. Webster; N. M. White; W. H. White; William C. Whitney: W. S. Wicks; and Mrs. James Wood.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pianos
grand pianos
piano benches
benches (furniture)
window seats
mirrors
dressing glasses
shaving stands
billiard tables
pool tables
design drawings
sketches

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 2

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 79 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.007

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 (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