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"Adam Arm Chair of Mahogany with Painted Decoration"

CC011.001.001.004.001.008 (RS209461)

Description

Design drawing titled "Adam Arm Chair of Mahogany with Painted Decoration" with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Fancy-style chair has turned crest rail with rectangular plaque below; horizontal splat composed of two slats separated by open diamond-shaped motifs; stiles with scrolled tops; shaped arms continuing to vasiform and ring turned arm supports; rectangular blocks below arm supports; upholstered slip seats; raked tapered square rear legs; and tapered round front legs with rings above and below which terminate in ovoid feet. Extensive painted decoration including garlands, bellflowers, baskets of fruit and foliage; scrolls, and imitation stringing. Title is handwritten on drawing.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (9 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches)
Dimensions
9 1/8x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303827
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.004.001.008

Record details

Originator
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
Adam Style
Fancy
armchairs
chairs (furniture forms)
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

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