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Pencil Sketch -- Side chairs and kneeler

CC010.002.109.001 (RS211607)


Design drawing rendered in pencil on trace depicting two slat-back side chairs (model numbers 430 and 499). Model 430 has serpentine crest rail; two straight horozontal slats; shaped seat; tapered square front legs; square splayed back legs; two stretchers on each side; and two front stretchers. Model 499 has straight crest rail with flat arm rest above; two straight horizontal slats; shaped seat; tapered square front legs; square splayed back legs; and two stretchers on each side. Two medial stretchers connect the top two side stretchers; one medial stretcher connects the lower two side stretchers. Model 499 has a rectangular kneeler attached to the back legs below the stretchers. Drawing has numerous handwritten notes on different options available for the chairs including rush or wood seats and optional kneelers. Pricing is also noted for many of the options. Drawing was found loose in album of bas-relief devotional carvings (CC010.002..109).

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1870-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
One design drawing in pencil (10 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches)
10 1/2x 17 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson (Designer)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
kneelers (furniture)
side chairs
Material Type
design drawings

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