"Sofa of Mahogany"

Description

Design drawing with two views titled "Sofa of Mahogany." Front view is rendered in pencil and watercolor; side view is in pencil only. Neonclassical or Empire-style sofa has straight crest rail; sides equal to crest rail in height; straight apron; two rear splayed legs; and two front columnar front legs with ball finials and cuffed brass feet. Upholstered back, seat and sides. Ball finial, feet, cuffs and applied decorative motifs on apron are either gilded or metal. Title and dimensions are handprinted in pencil. Embossed on lower left corner is: "Return to / A. H. Davenport Co. / 96 Washington St. / Boston, Mass."

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
Empire (style)
Neoclassical
renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Physical Description

1 watercolor rendering (10 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.001.004.003.007

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

renderings (drawings)
design drawings

Description Level

Item