"Toilet Tables. Cheval Glasses."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts


1880-1914, undated



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Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Toilet Tables. Cheval Glasses." 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 "13" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are 36 pages which have 127 drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 176 pages are blank. Printed table of contacts is glued inside front cover and lists the following categories: French toilet tables, colonial toilet tables, miscellaneous toilet tables, French cheval glasses, colonial cheval glasses and miscellaneous cheval glasses. Drawings depict a variety of toilet or dressing tables and cheval glasses manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: E. D. Adams; J. J. Allbright (Buffalo, NY); Mrs. John Jacob Astor (New York, NY); D. C. Blair; Mrs. A. Bowditch; G. S. Bowdoin; F. Burden; Mr. Croll; F. A. Day; Warren Delano, Jr.; Mrs. D. Fairbanks; Mrs. K. L. Hamlin; Mr. Hapgood; Mrs. A. J. Herr; Mrs. Howard; Mrs. Solomon Lincoln; Mrs. C. B. Locke; Mrs. Moore; Mrs. J. W. Oothout; Colonel O. H. Payne; Mr. Peabody; Jacob Pfaff; Norman B. Ream; J. Hampden Robb (New York, NY); W. B. Schiller; Mrs. A. T. Stanwood; J. E. Stillman; Mr. Taylor; R. M. Thayer; George VanDyke; Edwin S. Webster; William C. Whitney; K. C. Winthrop, Jr.; and M. B. Woodworth.


Descriptive Terms

design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 13

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 127 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