"Miscellaneous Chairs: Arm Chairs, Italian, Eliz., Jacob., W & M, Queen Anne 12C"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Miscellaneous Chairs: Arm Chairs, Italian, Eliz., Jacob., W & M, Queen Anne 12C." Title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 86 dark gray pages, many of which are now loose. Four of the pages are blank. Album contains 88 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 (predominately arm chairs) are described by the compiler of the album as including: Italian, 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 provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Edward Bok (Mountain Lake, FL); Brockton National Bank (Brockton, MA); Charles Austin Buck (Bethlehem, PA); W. W. Cummings (Belmont, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); T. Drier; H. H. Flagler (New York, NY); Hotel Buckminster (Boston, MA); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernsersville, PA); Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, NY); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); Mountain Lake Corp. (Mountain Lake, FL); North German LLoyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA); N.Y. and Porto Rico Steamship Co.; Parlin Memorial Library (Everett, MA); Rev. Lucien Rogers; Savings Bank of Utica (Utica, NY); A. Shurman; Tobey Memorial Library (Wareham, MA); J. H. Wainwright (New York, NY); 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
Italian Renaissance-Baroque styles
Elizabethan Revival
Jacobean Revival
William and Mary
Queen Anne Style
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 34.12C

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 86 pages and 88 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



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