"Stuffed Sofas and Easy Chairs."


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Stuffed Sofas and Easy Chairs." 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 "8" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages.Table of contents is glued inside front cover and includes the categories noted in the album's title. There are thirteen pages which have 56 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 199 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of upholstered sofas and easy chairs manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: American Secuirty and Trust Co. (Washington, DC); Henry Forbes Bigelow (Boston, MA); John Clafin; George W. Darr; Demook; R. D. Foote; Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); C. S. Hapgood; Mrs. Hart; General Hayes; Charles Head (Manchester, MA); J. D. Oliver; Rhode Island Hospital Trust; Mrs. F. B. White (Worcester, MA); Whitney National Bank; and Robert Winsor.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
easy chairs
chaises longues
club chairs
design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 8

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 56 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code



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

Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level