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"High Back Chair"

CC010.001.006.097.003 (RS245924)

Description

Design drawing titled "High Back Chair" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Renaissance Revival-style arm chair has fully upholstered rectangular back with fringe or ruffle trim at bottom edge; large rocaille carved and gilded finials; fully upholstered rectangular seat with fringe or ruffle trim at bottom edge; single row of metal tacks along outer upholstered edges; square stiles below back extending into raked rear legs; shaped curved arms with large scrolled handholds; arm supports with ring and vasiform turnings; front legs with ovoid, ring, and block turnings and flattened disc feet; rectangular rear stretcher; turned H-stretcher; and large front stretcher with carved scroll and foliate motifs. Title and one note regarding gilding are handwritten on drawing; however, title is partially cut off.

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 (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
7 5/8x 5 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
308383
Reference Code
CC010.001.006.097.003

Record details

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

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