Design Resources

Description

This subseries consists of four scrapbooks, a French design dictionary and a portfolio of photomechanical prints of Italian Renaissance furnishings. Three of the scrapbooks contain photocopies of design drawings of chairs, stools, sofas and phonograph cabinets manufactured by Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The remaining scrapbook contains clippings from periodicals and catalogs of English furniture. This scrapbook and the remaining two items were the property of either A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, or their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. It is assumed that all items were part of the company library and were used as references and sources of design ideas.

Details

Descriptive Terms

scrapbooks
sketches
photocopies
blueprints (reprographic copies)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
portfolios (containers)
photomechanical prints

Physical Description

4 boxes containing 3 scrapbooks of design drawings, a French furniture dictionary, and prints of English and Italian furnishings; ca. 1.25 linear feet

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.003

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

scrapbooks
sketches
photocopies
blueprints (reprographic copies)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
portfolios (containers)
photomechanical prints

Description Level

Sub-series

Arrangement

Arrangement

\li720Items in arranged in boxes with those being produced by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving & Casson, or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. first, followed by items representing the work of others. Titles given by the original creators of items are enclosed by quotation marks.