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Pencil Drawing -- Armchair for Mrs. W. Rockefeller

CC011.006.001 (RS240344)

Description

Untitled sketch rendered in pencil on trace of an armchair. Perspective view is shown. Upholstered chair has wide back with carved arched crest rail; carved foliate ornament at center of crest rail; high flaring sides with curved tops; arm supports with molded edges and carved foliate scrolls at top and bottom; rectangular box seat; carved corner blocks and seat rail with carved scrolling center drop ornament; and tapered square legs with block feet. One leg is shown with carved ornament on entire surface. Handwritten on drawing are "Mrs. W. Rockefeller" and "Design A" with a line pointing to chair. Also handwritten is "Design B" with a line pointing to a faintly sketched alternate back which is higher.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
1996-12-00
Physical Description
1 sketch in pencil (7 1/2 x 8 inches)
Dimensions
7 1/2x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
311307
Reference Code
CC011.006.001

Record details

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

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