Design Drawings -- Watercolors


This subseries consists of 135 design drawings, the vast majority of which are rendered in watercolor with a small number being in pencil and/or colored pencil. Drawings are beautifully executed with a high degree of detail; it is presumed that the drawings were used for client presentations as well as general marketing purposes. Drawings depict a wide variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co. and Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Interior elevations are also included. Types of furnishings include cabinets, desks, secretaries, tables, chairs, settees, sofas, beds, dressing tables, mirrors and other items such as hat stands and flower boxes. Very little identifying information is shown on the drawings; however, model numbers are occasionally present. Very few customer names are noted.


Descriptive Terms

design drawings
renderings (drawings)
interior elevations

Physical Description

8 boxes containing 135 design drawings; ca. 11 linear feet

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings
renderings (drawings)
interior elevations

Description Level




Items are arranged in file folders according to general type of item depicted, e. g., interiors, case furniture, support furniture, etc.

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