Scrapbook -- "Carvings"

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308549

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Description

Scrapbook titled "Carvings. " Scrapbook has brown cloth covering and leather labels affixed to spine. Rectangular labels are printed in gold with title, "No. 2" and "A. H. Davenport Co." Scrapbook contains 312 pages, 227 of which are blank. The materials in this scrapbook show decorative details of carvings on furniture, church benches, monuments, church interiors, and doorways organized by style: Romanesque, gothic, English, Italian renaissance, and French. The final two chapters in the table of contents are mirrors and miscellaneous carvings. The majority of materials are clippings depicting carvings from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The images also include 17th century Jacobean statues, carvings in the Boston Public Library, and a photograph of a carriage belonging to Napoleon I. The miscellaneous section has Flemish, Italian, and German Gothic details. There are original sketches for column capitols (dated February 1900, pages 15, 16), Byzantine moldings (copied from work by Charles Howard Walker, pages 19, 20), and other details (pages 55, 59, 79, 83, 85, 141).

Details

Descriptive Terms

carvings (visual works)
sculpture (visual work)
motifs
scrapbooks

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 239.2

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (18 1/2 x 16 x 3 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.004.002

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 16 x 3 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

File