"Sofas. Hall Seats. Settles."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-302939

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Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Sofas. Hall Seats. Settles." 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 "16" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are 32 pages which have 89 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 180 pages are blank Table of contents is printed on a piece of paper which is affixed to inside front cover. Table of contents categories include: wood frame sofas (large), light sofas (small), hall seats, and settles. Drawings depict a variety of sofas and related seating furniture manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: J. J. Albright (Buffalo, NY); Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); F. R. Babcock (Pittsburgh, PA); C. M. Barker; Mrs. E. S. Brown; J. G. Cannon; Mrs. C. C. Converse; Mrs. Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); W. C. Hawes; Mrs. Peter Hayden; W. A. Hight; Industrial Trust Co. (Bristol, RI); E. A. King; Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); J. M. Laselle; Victor Lawson; Mrs. C. MacKay (Roslyn, NY); Milton Club; Mrs. Moor; Frederick Strong Moseley (Boston, MA); F. E. Peabody; E. R. Pierce (Weston, MA); Mrs. Potter; Prudential Insurance Co.; Mrs. Rice; W. A. Rogers; Henry St. John Smith (Portland, ME); Somerset Club (Boston, MA); E. C. Stanwood; B. F. Stevens; George Sykes; Union Club (Boston, MA); and F. G. Webster.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
settees
chaises longues
settles
daybeds
chair-back settees
Federal
Chippendale
Louis XVI
Rococo Revival
Hepplewhite
Renaissance Revival
Neoclassical
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Empire (style)
Sheraton
shield-back chairs
box settles
design drawings
sketches
renderings (drawings)

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 16

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 89 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

CC010.001.016

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
renderings (drawings)

Description Level

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