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"Chair in South Kensington Museum"

CC011.001.001.004.002.001 (RS209600)

Description

Design drawing titled "Chair in South Kensington Museum." rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front and side views are shown. Chippendale-style armchair has a carved curved crest rail; fluted stiles; owl-eye pierced back splat; carved arms ending in volutes; curved arm supports; seat with over-the-rail upholstery; one row of metal tacks alongs all edges; raked square rear legs; straight Marlborough front legs with elaborate relief carving; and C-shaped front brackets. Title, dimensions and "Collin (?) 425" are handprinted on drawing. The South Kensington Museum is now known as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). A chair made by A. H. Davenport Co. based on this drawing is in the Gov. John Langdon House in Portsmouth, NH.

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 x 16 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
12x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303837
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.004.002.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Chippendale
armchairs
chairs (furniture forms)
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)
Places (Buildings)
Governor John Langdon House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
Related Items
Arm Chair

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