"Commodes. Wash-Stands. Clothes Poles. Umbrella Stands. Wardrobes."

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts


1880-1914, undated



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Album of design drawings produced by A. H. Davenport Co. titled: "Commodes. Wash-Stands. Clothes Poles. Umbrella Stands. Wardrobes." 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 "14" is also printed in black on the spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 212 pages. There are ten pages which have 27 pencil drawings on trace affixed with glue. The remaining 202 pages are blank A printed table of contents is glued inside front cover and includes the categories noted in the album's title. Drawings depict a variety of furniture forms including commodes, night stands, washstands, clothes poles, umbrella stands, and wardrobes manufactured by the firm. Drawings often contain handwritten information including dimensions, wood type, model numbers, date, customer name and detailer initials. Named customers include: Mrs. C. B. Alexander; S. T. Bodine; City Hospital; H. L. Enistisen; Edward Goepper; J. W. Hollister; Mrs. C. Mackay (Roslyn, NY); Miss Moen; National Park Bank (New York, NY); Providence Insitution for Savings (Providence, RI); G. G. Rice; W. B. Schiller; Security Safe Deposit Co. (Buffalo, NY); Charles Huntington Starkweather; C. Vanderbilt; C. L. Winthrop; and R. C. Winthrop Jr.


Descriptive Terms

night tables
corner cabinets
hat stands
coat trees
umbrella stands
wardrobes (case furniture)
design drawings

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 14

Physical Description

1 album containing 212 pages and 27 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