Scrapbook -- "Cabinets Tables Etc."

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1880-1914, undated



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Scrapbook titled "Cabinets Tables Etc." Scrapbook has brown cloth covering and leather labels affixed to spine. Rectangular labels are printed in gold with title, "No. 5" and "A. H. Davenport Co." Scrapbook contains 302 pages, 159 of which are blank. The materials in this scrapbook primarily show cabinets and tables, although there are also desks, sideboards, musical instruments, and beds. The table of contents divides the materials into the following categories: oak chests, oak cabinets, chests of drawers, miscellaneous cabinets and tables, oak tables, miscellaneous tables, writing tables and desks, sideboards, musical instruments (mostly organs, pianos, and harps), and beds. There are also a few illustrations of coffers, book cases, cradles, and marriage chests. The bulk of the materials are clippings from periodicals, many of which are from "American Building News" (the oldest is dated 1896). Design drawings on trace and photographs of completed pieces by A. H. Davenport are also included. See pages 31, 32, 34, 38, 52, 57, 58, 68, 69, 91, 105, 200, 203-207, and 299. Some photographs appear to have been removed. Digital images of a selection of items from the album are attached to this record


Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 242.5

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (18 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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18 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


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

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