"Light Chair of Mahogany"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-307343

Description

Design drawing titled "Light Chair of Mahogany" rendered in ink on trace. Perspective view is shown. Neoclassical-style side chair has curved crest with center swelled section; splat formed by five curved vertical elements joined at middle; upsholstered slip seat; straight seat rails; 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 splat and drapery swag at top of splat. Title and "H. P. McKean Jr." are handwritten on the drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Physical Description

1 design drawing in ink (8 1/2 x 6 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.006.006.004

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