"Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Italian, Elizabethan., Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Imported Chairs: Side Chairs, Ital., Eliz., Jacob., W.&.M., Queen Anne." Title is printed in black on front cover; title and subtitle are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 76 dark gray pages, most of which are now loose. Ten of the pages are blank. Album contains 73 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chairs manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The styles of the chairs are described by the compiler of the album as including: Italianate, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William and Mary, and Queen Anne. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); J. J. Bodell; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); George F. Schrafft; Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); E. Parmalee Prentice (Wlliamstown, MA); W. W. Vaughn; E. Lavasseur; W. E. Lannefeld (Arlington, MA); Mrs. H. C. Castle (Brookline, MA); E. F. Cullen (Brookline, MA); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); Fairfield Library (Fairfield, CT); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Riverside Church (New York, NY); Mrs. H. G. Tucker (Brockton, MA); T. E. Worcester (Waltham, MA); and Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
William and Mary
Queen Anne Style
Jacobean Revival
Elizabethan Revival
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 18.1

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 76 pages and 73 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level