"Ceiling of Drawing Room for Mr. Charles Remsen"


Design drawing titled "Ceiling of Drawing Room for Mr. Charles Remsen" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front elevations of two ceiling sections are shown. The largest section depicts a Neoclassical-style square ceiling which has a protruding bay with canted sides on one wall; stepped crown molding; wide perimeter border with carved or applied corner anthemions and scrolling garland with palmettes along sides; and central octagonal medallion. Medallion has fluted border; interior circular medallion with egg-and-dart molding and rosettes surrounding a smaller circular medallion; and eight spokes with carved scrolls extending from each corner of the octagon. The smaller section depicts a rectangular ceiling with one indented side; stepped crown molding; rectangular fluted border; and a line of nine circular motifs surrounding rosettes. Title and scale are handwritten at bottom. Embossed on lower left corner is: "Return to A. H. Davenport Co. 150 Madison Ave. New York." Ceiling design is very similar to one depcted in C011.


Descriptive Terms

renderings (drawings)
design drawings
interior elevations

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings
interior elevations

Description Level


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