Porcelain and earthenware factory founded by John Davenport at Longport, Staffordshire, in 1794. bone china was introduced c. 1800, and the tea services which often closely imitated derby in decoration. Ornamental articles, however, were more individual to Davenport, featuring both monochrome and multicoloured landscapes and skilfully painted flowe â€¦...
A small desk, usually with a sloping writing surface and four drawers set sideways into the case beneath. The first record of the design is of a desk made for a Captain Davenport, probably for use at sea, in the late 18thC. There are many variations of the basic style.
• (n.) A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/davenport/
a large sofa usually convertible into a bedFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Davenport is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1935. Its population in 2001 was 111,705. The Davenport riding has the highest percentage of ethnic Portuguese of all Canadian federal ridings (27.4%), and the highest percentage of European imm...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_(electoral_district)
[provincial electoral district]
Davenport is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was created in 1999 from parts of Oakwood, Dovercourt, Parkdale, High Park—Swansea and a small part of York South. When the riding was created, it included all of Metro T...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_(provincial_electoral_district)
Davenport was the name of a series of sofas made by the Massachusetts furniture manufacturer A. H. Davenport and Company, now defunct. Due to the popularity of the furniture at the time, the name davenport became a genericized trademark, like aspirin. ==Variations== It is often used as a synonym for `sofa`, especially in the Midweste...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_(sofa)
Davenport railway station serves the Davenport suburb of Stockport. The station is 7 miles (11 km) south east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Buxton Line. It was opened by the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway on 1st., March 1858, as a result of a complaint from Colonel William Davenport, a local landowner, that the co...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport_(Stockport)_railway_station
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] A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir. « A much battered davenport
in one of the windows, at which sat a lady writing.» ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/8
A davenport is a kind of small writing-desk with drawers each side. They are so named after their maker, a Mr Davenport.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AD.HTM
city, seat (1838) of Scott county, eastern Iowa, U.S. It lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River and is the largest of the Quad Cities, an ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/12
Compact writing desk features a sloped top above drawers.Found on http://www.furniturecaretips.com/glossary.htm
Davenport, city (1990 pop. 95,333), seat of Scott co., E central Iowa, on the Mississippi River; inc. 1836. Bridges connect it with the Illinois cities of Rock Island and Moline; the three communities and neighboring Bettendorf, Iowa, are known as the Quad Cities. Davenport is a rail, commercial, an...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0814751.html
in modern usage, a large upholstered settee, but in the 18th century a compact desk having deep drawers on the right side and dummy drawer fronts on ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/12
small ornamental writing desk; large sofaFound on http://phrontistery.info/d.html
- a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island 2. [n] - a small decorative writing desk 3. [n] - a large sofa usually convertible into a bedFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=davenport
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