Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Beds." 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 "11" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages. There are 28 pages which have 50 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue; one additional drawing is loose and is in a Mylar sleeve. The remaining 176 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of beds manufactured by the firm. Table of contents is pasted inside front cover and includes the following categories: French beds, colonial beds, miscellaneous beds, cribs and canopy beds. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: W. B. Ayer; Mrs. Bowditch; Mrs. James N. Castle; Mrs. Counselman; J. W. Edwards; Mrs. L. Melville French; Edwin. Ginn (Winchester, MA); E. S. Grew; Howard Melville Hanna (Cleveland, OH); Leonard Converse. Hanna (Cleveland, OH); Raymond Hoagland; B. M. Jones (Boston, MA); Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Jordan; Carl J. Kaffenburg; Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh (Chicago, IL); C. B. Manning (Manchester, MA); Norman B. Ream; J. B. Richmond; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; R. A. Sibley; Francis Skinner, Jr.; Mrs. R. M. Thayer; Cornelius Vanderbilt III; and The White House (Washington, D.C.)


Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
twin beds
double beds
night tables
tester beds
half-tester beds
design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 11

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 51 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)


Washington (DC)

Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings

Other People

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1873-1942

Description Level