Settee

Description

Untitled design drawing of a settee rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Federal-style settee has two-chair form with serpentine shield backs; pierced splats with drapery design; curved arms flowing into curved arm supports. upholstered seat with single row of tacks along bottom edge; serpentine skirt with inlaid or carved central motif and rectangular blocks with inlaid stringing at corners; two tapered front legs with inlaid stringing terminating in spade feet; and two raked back legs. Handwritten on drawing is "13923."

Details

Descriptive Terms

settees
chair-back settees
shield-back chairs
Federal
Neoclassical
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (6 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.016.019.004

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings

Description Level

Item