"Chiffonieres 20"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Chiffonieres 20." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 144 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Sixteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 131 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chiffonieres and bureaus manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are photographs of toilet or shaving mirrors and a dressing table. 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 noted on some album pages. Named customers are: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); J. J. Bodell (Providence, RI); Mrs. H. C. Castle (Brookline, MA); Ed K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA); R. F. Herrick (Boston, MA); L. E. Kirstein; Mrs. Leigh Liggett (Chestnut Hill, MA); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA); B. W. Parker; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Sylvia Sears (Chestnut Hill, MA); F. H. Stuart (Newton Centre, MA); and Mrs. A. E. Tutien. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chiffonnières (low chests of drawers)
chiffoniers (tall chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 46.20

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 144 pages and 131 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 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 3 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 (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level