"Mantels."

Description

Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Mantels." 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 "17" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages, some of which are now loose. There are four pages which have seven pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue; the remaining 208 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of fireplace mantels produced by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, order numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: W. Brown; J. G. Cannon; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); and E. D. Godfrey (New York, NY)..

Details

Descriptive Terms

mantels
Neoclassical
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Ionic order
fireplaces
design drawings
sketches

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 17

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 7 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

CC010.001.017

Dimensions

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

Places

Rochester (Monroe county, New York state)

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Other People

Eastman, George, 1854-1932

Description Level

File