Scrapbook -- "English Chairs"

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-308561

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Description

Scrapbook titled "English Chairs." Scrapbook has dark brown covering with brown leather spine and corners. Title is stamped in gold on spine; "A. H. Davenport" is stamped in gold on front cover. "749/E23" is handwritten on spine. Scrapbook contains 130 pages, 64 of which are blank. The album contains photographs of English armchairs and side chairs. Also included are examples of sofas, settees, foot stools, and cabinets. There is no identifying information of any kind with most of the photographs. However, the initials "HCD" are handwritten on many of the photographs, Severak photograpahs have peeled away from the page, revealing a stamp on the back indicating that they were taken by Newton W. Elwell, a photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is presumed that these photographs show chairs that wither were imported (not made) by A. H. Davenport Co. or were used as design resources.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
English
armchairs
side chairs
sofas
settees
chair-back settees
footstools (stools)
cabinets (case furniture)
scrapbooks

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 248.5

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (15 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.004.011

Dimensions

15 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

File