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"Light Chair of Mahogany"

CC010.001.006.006.004 (RS245329)

Description

Design drawing titled "Light Chair of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style side chair has curved crest with center swelled section; splat formed by five curved vertical elements joined at middle; upsholstered slip seat; straight seat rails; raked rectangular back legs; and reeded tapered square front legs with spade feet. Back has extensive carved ornamentation including bellflowers, rosettes, and beading on crest rail and upper portion of splat and drapery swag at top of splat. Title and "H. P. McKean Jr." are handwritten on the drawing.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in ink (8 1/2 x 6 inches)
Dimensions
8 1/2x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
307343
Reference Code
CC010.001.006.006.004

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
chairs (furniture forms)
dining chairs
side chairs
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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