"Adam Arm Chair of Mahogany with Painted Decoration"


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.


Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

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

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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Record Details


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