Chinese Chippendale-style Side Chair


Untitled design drawing of a side chair with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Chinese Chippendale-style side chair with shaped crest rail has inlaid pagoda roof at center; rectangular open fretwork splat; upholstered slip seat; front and side seat rails with inlaid veneer diamonds; square raked back legs; tapered square front legs with top and medial cuffs, inlaid veneer rectangular motifs, and terminating in block feet; and pierced fretwork side and front stretchers. Embossed at lower right is: "Return to A. H. Davenport Co. / 150 Madison Ave. / New York."


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
Chinese chairs
Chinese Chippendale
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 5/8 x 16 1/2 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

Description Level