"Adam Arm Chair of Mahogany with Painted Decoration"

Description

Design drawing titled "Adam Arm Chair of Mahogany with Painted Decoration" with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Fancy-style chair has turned crest rail with rectangular plaque below; horizontal splat composed of two slats separated by open diamond-shaped motifs; stiles with scrolled tops; shaped arms continuing to vasiform and ring turned arm supports; rectangular blocks below arm supports; upholstered slip seats; raked tapered square rear legs; and tapered round front legs with rings above and below which terminate in ovoid feet. Extensive painted decoration including garlands, bellflowers, baskets of fruit and foliage; scrolls, and imitation stringing. Title is handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
Fancy
Adam Style
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (9 1/8 x 12 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001.004.001.008

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level

Item