"Dining Chair"

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (10 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.004.002

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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