Settee

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Chippendale-style settee has double-chair back form with serpentine crest rails; rounded shoulders; splats with Gothic tracery piercings; shaped arms with scrolled handholds; C-curved arm supports; seat with over-the-rail upholstery and nail trim at bottom edge; two cabriole front legs terminating in ball-and-claw feet; and four raked back legs. Carved ornamentation includes Rococo-style scrolls and foliage on crest rails, splats and shoulders; volutes on handholds; and acanthus leaves on knees of cabriole legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

settees
chair-back settees
Chippendale
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (4 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.016.017.006

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item