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"Old Oak Chair"

CC010.001.006.105.001 (RS245842)

Description

Design drawing titled "Old Chair of Oak" rendered in ink on trace. Front and side views are shown. Jacobean Revival-style arm chair has high rectangular back; arched crest rail with round ends; rectangular stiles with scrolled brackets at crest rail; back with arched panel; flat seat with deep seat rails and rectangular front corner blocks; square straight rear legs; front legs with ring, vasiforn and block turnings; and rectangular H-stretcher. Chair features extensive carved ornamentation including: flat carving on arched crest reminscent of a tombstone with angel head and wings; repeating geometric motifs; and palm tree and foliage in arched panel. Additional carved decoration includes bas-relief female torsos on stiles; protruding heads on front corner blocks; and repeating geometric motifs on seat rails and stretchers. Title is handprinted on drawing. Stamped at lower right side but partially cut off is: "To be returned to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 299 Fifth Avenue / New York, NY." Drawing has long horizontal tear approximately one inch from top.

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 (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
6 1/2x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
308433
Reference Code
CC010.001.006.105.001

Record details

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

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