A. H. Davenport and Company

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A. H. Davenport and Company was an American furniture manufacturer, cabinetmaking and decorating firm founded by Alfred Henry Davenport (1845-1905) in Malden, Massachusetts. He employed designers such as Francis H. Bacon, and produced high-end and custom furniture. The company created furnishings for the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the State Dining Room at the White House. Works by A. H. Davenport and Company are in the Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The word "davenport," meaning sofa or sleeper-sofa, comes from the company.