Design Drawings -- Watercolors

Description

This subseries consists of 135 design drawings, the vast majority of which are rendered in watercolor with a small number being in pencil and/or colored pencil. Drawings are beautifully executed with a high degree of detail; it is presumed that the drawings were used for client presentations as well as general marketing purposes. Drawings depict a wide variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co. and Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Interior elevations are also included. Types of furnishings include cabinets, desks, secretaries, tables, chairs, settees, sofas, beds, dressing tables, mirrors and other items such as hat stands and flower boxes. Very little identifying information is shown on the drawings; however, model numbers are occasionally present. Very few customer names are noted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

design drawings
sketches
renderings (drawings)
interior elevations

Physical Description

8 boxes containing 135 design drawings; ca. 11 linear feet

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches
renderings (drawings)
interior elevations

Description Level

Sub-series

Arrangement

Arrangement

Items are arranged in file folders according to general type of item depicted, e. g., interiors, case furniture, support furniture, etc.