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"Plan of Ceiling"

CC011.001.001.001.002.010 (RS209258)

Description

Design drawing titled "Plan of Ceiling" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front elevation is shown. Neoclassical-style square ceiling has one indented side; stepped crown molding; wide perimeter border with carved or applied corner anthemions and scrolling garland with palmettes along sides; and central round medallion. Medallion is surrounded by successive tiers of carved or applied decorative motifs with the first being palmettes followed by a gadrooned octagon and ending with eight lobes festooned with bows. Four round medallions in corners are connected to lobes by garlands of bellflowers. Center and corner medallions have painted allegorical scenes. Title, scale and ""J4810" are handwritten at bottom. Ceiling design is similar to one depicted in C011.001.001.001.002.011.

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 (10 x 12 5/8 inches)
Dimensions
10x 12 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303660
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.001.002.010

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
"Ceiling of Drawing Room Mr. Charles Remsen"

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