Neoclassical-style Side Chair

Description

Untitled design drawing rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style side chair has curved crest with swelled center section; splat formed by seven curved vertical elements joined at middle; upholstered seat with serpentine front and single row of metal tacks along bottom edge; raked rectangular back legs; and reeded tapered square front legs with spade feet. Back has extensive carved ornamentation including bellflowers, rosettes, and beading on crest rail and upper portion of stiles; drapery swag at top of splat; and geometric pattern at middle of splat with ribbon bowknot and garlands. "1895" is handwritten on the drawing. Companion arm chair is CC010.001.006.002.009.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
dining chairs
Neoclassical
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.002.008

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item

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