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Arm Chair #139 and Arm Chair #12561

CC010.005.061 (RS243653)


Black-and-white photograph of two Wiiliam and Mary-style arm chairs. The first, a very ornate 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 pineapple finials; caned seat; carved seat rails; turned rear legs; front legs with block, ovoid and ring turnings and bun feet; rear and side stretchers; and large carved front stretcher. Chair features elaborate carving with foliate and scroll motifs on most wood surfaces. Handwritten on page below this chair is: "White House State Dining Rm. (President's Chair)." The second arm chair has rmolded crest rail with concave ends and flaring ears; molded straight stiles; upholstered back; molded curved lower back rail; shaped arms with scrolled handholds; upholstered seat with single row of metal tacks along bottom edge; turned stiles and raked rear legs with block and cylinder turnings; arm supports and front legs with carved trumpet, ovoid and block turnings; carved feet; turned rear and H-stretchers; and molded arched front stretcher with scrolled ends. Also handwritten on page are A. H. Davenport Co. detail numbers 139 and 12561 as well as notes on wood types.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1913-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 black-and-white photograph (7 3/16 x 9 3/16 inches)
7 3/16x 9 3/16 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Photographer)
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
William and Mary
chairs (furniture forms)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
Washington (DC)
Places (Buildings)
White House
Related Items
William and Mary-style Arm Chair
"Two Carved Arm Chairs"

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