"Miscellaneous. Easels. Pedestals. Clocks."

Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Miscellaneous. Easels. Pedestals. Clocks." 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 "15" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 216 pages. There are 11 pages which have 26 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 205 pages are blank. A printed table of contents is affixed with glue to the inside front cover. Drawings depict a variety of miscellaneous items designed by the firm, including easels, pedestals, clocks, paper racks, bulletin boards, globe stands, and billard racks. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: Mrs. M. Addy; Austin Corbin; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); Mrs. Hamlin; Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); Maverick National Bank (Boston, MA); Mrs. S. Nave; Norman B. Ream; E. Sherwin; Union Club (Boston, MA); C. C. Walker; and Yale University (New Haven, CT).

Details

Descriptive Terms

easels
clocks
globe stands
bulletin boards
letter racks
dressing glasses
trays
mirrors
footstools (stools)
benches (furniture)
stools (seating furniture)
armchairs
bookrests
step stools
racks (supporting devices)
tabourets (low stools)
banquettes (benches)
knife cases
stands (support furniture)
design drawings
sketches

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 15

Physical Description

1 album containing 216 pages and 26 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

CC010.001.015

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