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Design drawing titled "Dining Chair" rendered in pencil on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style side chair has molded shield-shaped back with carved kylix in an oval cartouche at top with foliate swags and shell motifs, five pierced ribs, and a bottom lunette; molded stiles; upholstered seat with serpentine front and a single row of metal tacks along lower edge; seat rail with molded bottom edge and corners; raked rectangular rear legs; tapered reeded round legs in front with three ring turnings at top; and cylindrical front feet with ringed cuffs. Title, design notes, "W. S. Benson" and "29 - 9 - 1905 C. F. W." are handwritten on drawing.
chairs (furniture forms)
1 design drawing in ink (10 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches)
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)