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"Two Carved Arm Chairs"

CC010.001.006.094.002 (RS245486)

Description

Design drawing titled "Two Carved Arm Chairs" rendered in pencil on trace. Front view is shown. Very ornate William and Mary-style arm chair has arched crest rail; conforming lower back rail; rectangular caned back panel with arched top enclosed by carved stiles; elaborately turned stiles with carved finials; loose velvet seat cushion; narrow carved seat rails; legs with block, ovoid and ring turnings; bun feet; rear and side stretchers; and large carved front stretcher. Chair features elaborate carving with foliate and scroll motifs on most wood surfaces. Title, design notes and "F. E. Peabody / Similar chair made for / White House" are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1902-1914, undated
Date Notes
White House restoration took place in 1902; hence, the earliest possible date is the same.
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 design drawing in pencil (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches)
Dimensions
8 7/8x 6 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
308367
Reference Code
CC010.001.006.094.002

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
William and Mary
armchairs
caning
chairs (furniture forms)
Material Type
design drawings
sketches
Places
Washington (DC)
Places (Buildings)
White House
Related Items
Arm Chair #139 and Arm Chair #12561

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