"Chair Painted Black with Decoration in Color and Gold"


Design drawing titled "Chair Painted Black with Decoration in Color and Gold" with two views. Front view is rendered in watercolor and pencil; side view is in pencil only. Fancy-style side chair has rectangular scrolling crest rail; horizontal splat of two lyres flanking an ellongated quatrefoil; curved back; scrolled front seat rail; raked tapered square rear legs; turned ball and vasiform front legs with cuffs; turned side stretchers; and shaped front stretcher. Chair is painted black and has extensive painted and gilded decoration including flowers and foliage on crest; banding on crest and stiles, and four-lobed foliate motifs on splat and front stretcher. Title and scale are handwritten on drawing. Embossed on lower left corner is "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."


Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 5/8 x 16 3/8 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

Description Level