"Sideboards. Serving Tables."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts


1880-1914, undated



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Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Sideboards. Serving Tables." The title is printed on the spine in gold on a red leather label. The company name is printed in black on the front cover; the volume number "2" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, many of which are now loose. There are 28 pages which have 72 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue; four design drawings are loose and inserted between two pages of the album. The remaining 176 pages are blank. One drawing is rendered in watercolor. Drawings depict a variety of sideboards and serving tables manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: M. W. Acheson; J. J. Albright (Buffalo, NY); Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); J. R. Andrews; Mrs. Appleton; H. P. Bartlett; W. S. Benson; C. B. Borland; Henry G. Brooks; J. Frederic Byers (Sewickley, PA); Mrs. Arthur Cabot; The Chicago Club (Chicago, IL); G. C. Clement; G. F. Cushman; George W. Darr; Eben Sumner Draper (Boston, MA); C. S. Eaton; W. W. Farnum; A. L. Farwell; J. Malcolm Forbes; Mrs. Leonard Converse Hanna (Cleveland, OH); Mrs. Peter Hayden; Ellis Hollingsworth; Sumner Hollingsworth; A. L. Hopkins; Mrs. Hunnewell; E. D. Jordan; H. Kennedy; Peter Kerr; Miss Lovering; C. A. MacGregor; Mrs. MacTaggart; John L. Paige; J. E. Palmer; J. W. Paul; Mrs. Potter; Mrs. T. E. Proctor; Norman B. Ream; Mrs. C. G. Rice; Frederick Robinson; Mr. Saltonstall; Jospeh Schaffner; W. B. Schiller; A. C. Spring; The White House (Washington, DC); C. Whitman; and Sinclair Whittemore.


Descriptive Terms

sideboards (furniture)
case furniture
buffets (sideboards)
tables (support furniture)
servers (sideboards)
console tables
eagle console tables
gate-leg tables
Colonial Revival
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Renaissance Revival
Empire (style)
design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 2

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 76 design drawings (20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code



20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings

Conservation Note

Album was treated in the summer of 2015. Treatment included cleaning and stabilization of pages.

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