"Dining Tables."


Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Dining 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 "5" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 204 pages, some of which are now loose. There are 23 pages which have 59 pencil or ink drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 181 pages are blank. Drawings depict a variety of dining 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: Hobart Ames (North Easton, MA); J. R. Andrews; Mrs. Bacheller; Gorham Bacon; H. P. Bartlett; W. S. Benson; W. W. Blackburn; W. H. Blood; S. T. Bodine; R. H. Boyle; J. Brenchard; A. C. Burrage; J. M. Carrere; Mrs. J. B. Clark; S. M. Clement; J. Randolph Coolidge; George Crocker; George W. Darr; Charles S. Dennison; H. L. Denny; Mrs. Gordon Dexter; J. M. Dwyer; George Eastman (Rochester, NY); John Elliott; W. W. Farnum; George Fernald; E. F. Freer; H. C. Gillette; Groton School (Groton, MA); Miss E. Hale; Mr. Hall; C. S. Hapgood; A. W. Hard; Harry Hart; Franklin W. Hobbs; Sumner Hollingswoorth; A. L. Hopkins; Miss Howes; Mrs. F. B. Knowles; Mrs. Franklin MacVeagh; D. H. McAlpin, Jr.; J. B. Morgan; J. E. Palmer; J. Harleston Parker (Boston, MA); Frank C. Payson; Mrs. Clarkson Potter; Mrs. C. G. Rice; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; Joseph Schaffner; Elizabeth Hope Gammell Slater (Newport, RI); Somerset Club (Boston, MA); H. L. Wade; and J. H. Wrenn.


Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
dining tables
extension dining tables
pedestal tables
design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 5

Physical Description

1 album containing 204 pages and 59 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