"Chair in South Kensington Museum"


Design drawing titled "Chair in South Kensington Museum." rendered in watercolor and pencil. Front and side views are shown. Chippendale-style armchair has a carved curved crest rail; fluted stiles; owl-eye pierced back splat; carved arms ending in volutes; curved arm supports; seat with over-the-rail upholstery; one row of metal tacks alongs all edges; raked square rear legs; straight Marlborough front legs with elaborate relief carving; and C-shaped front brackets. Title, dimensions and "Collin (?) 425" are handprinted on drawing. The South Kensington Museum is now known as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). A chair made by A. H. Davenport Co. based on this drawing is in the Gov. John Langdon House in Portsmouth, NH.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (12 x 16 1/2 inches)

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Collection Name

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

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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


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