1994 Acquisitions

Description

This series contains items documenting the work of A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. as well as items used as reference and design resources by the firms. These include watercolor design drawings, pencil sketches, scrapbooks and European publications.

Details

Descriptive Terms

design drawings
sketches
renderings (drawings)
photographs
photomechanical prints
clippings (information artifacts)
scrapbooks

Physical Description

135 design drawings, 80 pencil drawings, and 6 scrapbooks and other design resources; ca. 17 linear feet

Custodial History

Historic New England acquired these items from a dealer. It is not known when or from whom the dealer acquired the items.

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches
renderings (drawings)
photographs
photomechanical prints
clippings (information artifacts)
scrapbooks

Description Level

Series

Arrangement

Arrangement

Items are arranged by general type -- watercolors, pencil drawings, and design resources -- and then by type of items depicted such as case furniture, support furniture, seating furniture, etc.