"High Back Sofa of Mahogany"


Design drawing titled "High Back Sofa of Walnut" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Sofa has double-chair back form similar to a wing chair; tall back with double arch crest; curved wings which terminate in outwardly scrolling arms; straight seat; fully upholstered back, wings, arms and seat with single row of brass tacks along edges; three cabriole front legs with scroll carved knees; three raked square rear legs beneath a turned bulb; and turned H-stretchers. Title, "3167" and "Hobart Ames" are handwritten on drawing. Also handwritten are "T Dec 31, 04" and "Also for F. S. Moseley."


Descriptive Terms

chair-back settees
design drawings

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil (7 x 7 5/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

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Record Details


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

Material Type

design drawings

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