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"Arm Chair of Walnut"

CC010.001.006.104.001 (RS245509)

Description

Design drawing titled "Arm Chair of Walnut" rendered in ink on trace. Front and side views are shown; top plan of seat and partial side view of side chair are also provided. William and Mary-style arm chair has pierced rectangular crest rail with carved central crown flanked by foliate scrolls; conforming lower back rail; rectangular caned back with carved sides similar to crest and lower back rails; turned spiral twist stiles surmounted by floral-carved rectangular blocks and crown finials; curved arms with scrolled handholds and carved acanthus leaves; turned spiral twist arm supports; trapezoidal caned seat with foliate-carved seat rails; turned spiral twist legs with rectangular blocks at junctions with seat and stretchers; floral carving on front rectangular blocks; curving carved front feet; turned spiral twist H-stretcher; and large front stretcher with carved crown flanked by foliate scrolls. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing. Small portion of following stamp remains on lower left corner: "To be returned to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

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 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/2x 8 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
308430
Reference Code
CC010.001.006.104.001

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)
side chairs
Material Type
design drawings
sketches

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