"Sofa of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "Sofa of Mahogany" rendered in pencil and ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Empire-style sofa has upholstered back below slightly concave crest rail with carved concave scroll and volute at each side; upholstered seat with continuous scrolled arms; scrolled arm supports terminating in carved rosettes; straight skirt; saber legs terminating in paw feet; and upholstery with nail trim. Skirt and arm supports have carved foliage motifs; skirt has central rectangular tablet with carved ornament. Title, design notes, and "Mrs. Peter Hayden" are handwritten on drawing. Also handwritten is "Det. Oct 8 - 1903."


Descriptive Terms

Empire (style)
Classical Revival (European revival style)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil and ink on trace (4 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level