"Swivel Arm Chair. Arm Chair."


Design drawing titled "Swivel Arm Chair. Arm Chair." rendered in watercolor and pencil. Perspective views are shown. Drawing depicts a klismos-style armchair and swivel armchair. Armchair has molded rectangular crest rail with carved rosettes at corners; upholstered semicircular back with molded and shaped lower rail; molded stiles; molded inwardly-scrolled arms; seat with over-the-rail upholstery and a single row of metal tacks along bottom edge; and flared molded saber legs. Swivel armchair has similar design with the exceptions of the arms having partially upholstered rests; seat upholstery not over the rails; and the four saber legs being replaced by a swivel mechanism with four reeded outstretched legs with brass feet and casters. Title and "Ref. Arm Chair in Carlton House (Royal Academy.)" are handwritten on drawing. Handwritten on back is "8/2/61 from White House folder."


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
swivel chairs
renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Date Notes

Note dated 1961 indicates that drawing was taken from a White House folder. AHD Co. worked on 1902 White House renovation.

Record Details


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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
perspective views
design drawings

Description Level