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"Sofa of Mahogany"

CC010.001.016.005.002 (RS233803)

Description

Design drawing titled "Sofa of Mahogany" rendered in pencil and ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Empire-style sofa has upholstered back below slightly concave crest rail with carved concave scroll and volute at each side; upholstered seat with continuous scrolled arms; scrolled arm supports terminating in carved rosettes; straight skirt; saber legs terminating in paw feet; and upholstery with nail trim. Skirt and arm supports have carved foliage motifs; skirt has central rectangular tablet with carved ornament. Title, design notes, and "Mrs. Peter Hayden" are handwritten on drawing. Also handwritten is "Det. Oct 8 - 1903."

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1903-10-08
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil and ink on trace (4 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
4 7/8x 7 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303315
Reference Code
CC010.001.016.005.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Classical Revival (European revival style)
Empire (style)
sofas
Material Type
design drawings

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