"Plan of Ceiling"


Design drawing titled "Plan of Ceiling" rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front elevation is shown. Neoclassical-style square ceiling has one indented side; stepped crown molding; wide perimeter border with carved or applied corner anthemions and scrolling garland with palmettes along sides; and central round medallion. Medallion is surrounded by successive tiers of carved or applied decorative motifs with the first being palmettes followed by a gadrooned octagon and ending with eight lobes festooned with bows. Four round medallions in corners are connected to lobes by garlands of bellflowers. Center and corner medallions have painted allegorical scenes. Title, scale and ""J4810" are handwritten at bottom. Ceiling design is similar to one depicted in C011.


Descriptive Terms

renderings (drawings)
design drawings
interior elevations

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 x 12 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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