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"Swivel Arm Chair. Arm Chair."

CC011.001.001.004.001.012 (RS209460)

Description

Design drawing titled "Swivel Arm Chair. Arm Chair." rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective views are shown. Drawing depicts a klismos-style armchair and swivel armchair. Armchair has molded rectangular crest rail with carved rosettes at corners; upholstered semicircular back with molded and shaped lower rail; molded stiles; molded inwardly-scrolled arms; seat with over-the-rail upholstery and a single row of metal tacks along bottom edge; and flared molded saber legs. Swivel armchair has similar design with the exceptions of the arms having partially upholstered rests; seat upholstery not over the rails; and the four saber legs being replaced by a swivel mechanism with four reeded outstretched legs with brass feet and casters. Title and "Ref. Arm Chair in Carlton House (Royal Academy.)" are handwritten on drawing. Handwritten on back is "8/2/61 from White House folder."

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1902, undated
Date Notes
Note dated 1961 indicates that drawing was taken from a White House folder. AHD Co. worked on 1902 White House renovation.
Date of Acquisition
1994
Physical Description
1 watercolor rendering (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
12 3/4x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303832
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.004.001.012

Record details

Originator
Probably A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
armchairs
chairs (furniture forms)
klismoi
swivel chairs
Material Type
design drawings
perspective views
renderings (drawings)
Places (Buildings)
White House

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