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"Ceiling of Drawing Room for Mr. Charles Remsen"

CC011.001.001.001.002.011 (RS209247)

Description

Design drawing titled "Ceiling of Drawing Room for Mr. Charles Remsen" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front elevations of two ceiling sections are shown. The largest section depicts a Neoclassical-style square ceiling which has a protruding bay with canted sides on one wall; stepped crown molding; wide perimeter border with carved or applied corner anthemions and scrolling garland with palmettes along sides; and central octagonal medallion. Medallion has fluted border; interior circular medallion with egg-and-dart molding and rosettes surrounding a smaller circular medallion; and eight spokes with carved scrolls extending from each corner of the octagon. The smaller section depicts a rectangular ceiling with one indented side; stepped crown molding; rectangular fluted border; and a line of nine circular motifs surrounding rosettes. Title and scale are handwritten at bottom. Embossed on lower left corner is: "Return to A. H. Davenport Co. 150 Madison Ave. New York." Ceiling design is very similar to one depcted in C011.001.001.001.0012.010.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
12 1/2x 14 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303657
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.001.002.011

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
ceilings
Material Type
design drawings
interior elevations
renderings (drawings)
Related Items
"Plan of Ceiling" — Similar designs.

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