"Miscellaneous Chairs: Partly Upholstered, Arm, Italian, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian 12B"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Miscellaneous Chairs: Partly Upholstered, Arm, Itall., Eliz., Jacob., W & M., Georgian 12B." Title, subtitle, and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 94 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Six of the pages are blank. Album contains 97 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of upholstered 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 (prdominantly arm chairs) are described by the compiler of the album as including: Italianate, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne and Georgian. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Martin A. Brown; Charles Austin Buck (Bethlehem, PA); Elton G. Cushman (Taunton, MA); Ed K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA); Mrs. Julian de Cordova; Dillon, Read & Co. (New York, NY); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Paul Fitzpatrick; Greely Sq. Hotel Co. (New York, NY); Irving G. Hall (North Marshfield, MA); Lisette Hast (New York, NY); Henry Hornblower (Boston, MA); S. Herbert Jenks; Dr. T. F. Kenney (Shrewsbury, MA); Mrs. C. T. Lovering (Boston, MA); G. B. MacCallum; Manufacturers and Traders National Bank (Buffalo, NY); Henry Miller; Rorimer-Brooks Studios (Cleveland, OH), F. S. Ruth (Mountain Lake, FL); Paul Starrett (New York, NY); F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); Georgia Talmey; Union of St. John the Baptist of America; Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); William Whitman (Brookline, MA); and F. W. Woolworth (Glen Cove, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
Italian Renaissance-Baroque styles
Elizabethan Revival
Jacobean Revival
William and Mary
Queen Anne Style
Georgian Revival
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 33.12B

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 94 pages and 97 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 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 1/4 (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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level