"Writing Tables: Decorated, Kidney, French 22"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Writing Tables: Decorated, Kidney, French 22." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Former title is scratched out by hand on front cover and spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 96 dark gray pages. Twenty-one of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 76 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of writing tables manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: H. Laurence Achilles (Schenectady, NY); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); J. Cameron; Earle Perry Charlton (Westport Harbor, MA); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); John Sprunt Hill (Durham, NC); Mrs. Karl Kaufman (Peterborough, NH); Charles D. Maginnis (Brookline, MA); Henry Miller; N.Y. and Porto Rico Steamship Co.; Providence Institute of Savings (Providence, RI); Mrs. William Goodsell Rockefeller; Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); and J. H. Wainwright (New York, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

gentlemen's writing tables
ladies' writing tables
writing tables
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 48.22

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 96 pages and 77 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


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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 (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level