"Small Tables."


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 212 pages, many of which are now loose. There are 21 pages which have 94 pencil or ink drawings on trace affixed with glue. A printed table of contents is pasted on the first page and includes the following categories: round tables, oval tables, square tables, long tables, card tables, work tables and tea tables. The remaining 190 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of small 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: Mr. Bartlett; E. B. Bayley; C. B. Blake; Mrs. J. N. Chalfant; Dr. G. C. Clement; Mr. Copelin; H. B. Day (West Newton, MA); Henry Algernon Dupont (Winterthur, DE); George Eastman (Rochester, NY); Henry Clay Frick (New York, NY); E. D. Godfrey (New York, NY); Groton School (Groton, MA); C. S. Hapgood; General Hayes; Charles Head (Manchester, MA); Dudley N. Hunt; Mrs. J. M. Laselle; Miss Lincoln; Hugh Macrae; William Larimer Mellon Sr. (Pittsburgh, PA); Mrs. D. L. Pickman; J. E. Reardon; Mrs. Percival Roberts (New York, NY); Frederick Robinson; W. B. Rogers; W. F. Sheehan; E. C. Stanwood; Mr. Swift; W. E. Tillotson; Union Club (Boston, MA); W. M. Whidden; Stanford White (New York, NY); and John H. Wrenn.


Descriptive Terms

design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 4

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 94 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

Description Level