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"Sofa of Mahogany"

CC011.001.001.004.003.007 (RS209206)

Description

Design drawing with two views titled "Sofa of Mahogany." Front view is rendered in pencil and watercolor; side view is in pencil only. Neonclassical or Empire-style sofa has straight crest rail; sides equal to crest rail in height; straight apron; two rear splayed legs; and two front columnar front legs with ball finials and cuffed brass feet. Upholstered back, seat and sides. Ball finial, feet, cuffs and applied decorative motifs on apron are either gilded or metal. Title and dimensions are handprinted in pencil. Embossed on lower left corner is: "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

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 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
10 1/2x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303857
Reference Code
CC011.001.001.004.003.007

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Designer)
Descriptive Terms
Empire (style)
Neoclassical
sofas
Material Type
design drawings
renderings (drawings)

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