Design Drawings -- Pencil on Trace

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-313945

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Description

This subseries consists of 84 drawings rendered in pencil on trace. Drawings depict a wide variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, or their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Some drawings are more developed and contain information such as measurements; other drawings are very rough sketches. Types of furnishings shown include case furniture such as chests, commodes, cabinets, and bookcase; support furniture including a wide variety of tables; and a wide array of miscellaneous items such as flower stands, screens, pianos, globes, and desk accessories. Four customers are named: Chicago Club (Chicago, IL); Duquesne Club (Pittsburgh, PA); Knickerbocker Trust Co. (New York, NY); and Mercantile Library Association (Boston, MA).

Details

Descriptive Terms

design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

3 folders containing 84 design drawings or sketches in pencil; ca. 1.4 linear feet

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.002

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Sub-series

Arrangement

Arrangement

Drawings are arranged in file folders by general type of furnishing -- case furniture, support furniture, and other.