Scrapbook -- "Metal Work"

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308560

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Description

Scrapbook titled "Metal Work." Scrapbook has dark brown covering with brown leather spine and corners. Title, "317" and "739/A14" are printed on spine. Scrapbook contains 83 pages, two of which are blank. "A. H. Davenport / 96 Washington St. / Boston" is handwritten on inside front cover. Album is in fragile condition with spine separating. Inside the cover is the name A. H. Davenport. The materials in this scrapbook document metalworking across America, Europe, India, and Asia. Most of the items are late 19th century clippings from American Architecture and Building News; there are only a small number of photographs. The clippings show fine metalworking details in a wide variety of items: gates, lamps, brazier stands, nail heads, keys, plaques, candlesticks, hinges, knockers, locks, utensils, cups, flowerboxes, weaponry (swords, pikes, halberds, helmets, armor), candy hammers, spandrels, lecterns, firedogs, hookahs, caskets, sign mounts, and even the prow of a gondola. Many of the illustrations have a date and the designer’s name. This scrapbook contains trace paper sketches (pages 16, 27, 56, 60) and what may be an illustration of a firedog with a squirrel (42).

Details

Descriptive Terms

metalwork
metalware
scrapbooks

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 247.4

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (14 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.004.010

Dimensions

14 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 (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